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Эпоха Бобби Фишера

КЕМБРИДЖ – Великолепный новый голливудский фильм «Жертва пешки» показывает мученическую жизнь шахматного гения Роберта Джеймса «Бобби» Фишера с первых лет его жизни до 29 лет – до исторического матча 1972 года с российским чемпионом мира Борисом Спасским. Актер Тоби Магуайр изображает Фишера с замечательной подлинностью – действительно, абсолютно точный образ для тех из нас, кто знал Фишера в его лучшие времена.

В фильме показан матч, который стал знаменательным событием в холодной войне между Россией и Соединенными Штатами Америки. Фильм заставляет задуматься о том, смог ли бы такой творческий гений, как Фишер, одолеваемый проблемами, но суперэффективный за шахматной доской, существовать в сегодняшнем безжалостном сетевом мире.

Фишер, конечно, в свое время привлек большое внимание, но информация тогда фильтровалась совсем не так, как сегодня. Журналисты раньше шли впереди, а не просто раболепно следовали за поверхностным потоком информации в Интернете. История эксцентричного ребенка из Бруклина, победившего Советскую империю в ее национальном спорте, представляла хорошую информацию для журналистов, которые поняли важность этого события. Информация о матче размещалась на первых полосах основных газет всего мира ежедневно в течение двух месяцев, а комментаторы по пять часов в день вели анализ и обсуждение каждого хода на шахматной доске.

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