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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by ce24, Dec 3, 2020.

  1. BigDaddyLH

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    Having laughed ourselves silly over Mrs Maisel, sat stunned over Chernobyl and been extremely moved by The Song Of Names, the Queen's Gambit is next up so please don't post about whodunit!

    Then it's back to reruns of a few old favourites -- The Maltese Falcon, Double Indemnity, Casablanca, Bad Day At Black Rock and The Girl Can't Help It.
     
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    Interesting tidbit -- it was adapted from the novel of the same name by Walter Tevis who also wrote The Hustler, The Color of Money and The Man Who Fell to Earth. Not surprisingly he was also an avid pool and chess player, but apparently was not an alien.
     
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    I’m really not a chess fan nor a player but the series is excellent! Will finish the last three episodes tomorrow.
     
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    Without getting into any detailed spoilers I actually liked that the show wasn't about her overcoming societal hurdles but rather addressing her own personal obstacles and demons. In that light I do think she had a journey, but I certainly understand your take as well.
     
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    Overall I thought it was very good. My only complaint was that the last couple of episodes sometimes flirted with that sort of Hollywood 'feel good movie of the year' type of crap which pulled me out the story and into a 'I'm watching a director's concept here' sort of frame of mind. I was almost waiting for her to walk in slow motion toward the camera while behind her the chessboards and players went up in a slow motion fireball explosion at the end. It chose style over story toward the end and I found that a bit unfortunate.
     
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    Could be cool if they make a Bobby Fischer type story arch in a season 2. She stays on the straight and narrow .. manages to win the crown in 1972 and then everything just falls apart and she forfeits her crown in 1975 as a consequence of her inner demons and not believing she could beat the new young russian seemingly super human challenger (Karpov)

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    But does she need the little blue pills to see the board!
     
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    Fischer's mother was a communist and the FBI kept a file on her. That would have added interest to Queen's Gambit, too.
     
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    @Lobomov I actually hope there is no Season 2, but that's an interesting direction to go if they do.
     
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    Dang it.

    I thought this thread was going to be related to Leonard and Phil’s blues label.
     
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    Inoright? I like that 60s look.
     
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    Queens Gambit is simply
    brilliant. Best thing for ages.
     
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    We just finished the last episode tonight.
    Wasn’t expecting to enjoy it, but it was superb.
     
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    Actually, that's not true. They consulted Gary Kasparov and Bruce Pandolfini, among others, along with very powerful computer chess engines. The games that Beth played against Harry Beltik, Lushenko and Borgov(both of them) were actually based on real games. The final game was originally a draw, but Kasparov and company found a different move(Knight on c5 to e6 instead of pawn on g3 to g4) which allowed Beth to win. It's an excellent series. I am a bit of a chess nerd, and I loved it.
     
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    My wife and I finished watching it a couple days ago and enjoyed it. Did anyone notice the color tones they used in the outdoor scenes? Looks like old slide film, very cool. The cars and clothes and even the buildings/architecture seemed spot on, as well. Not sure if that was CG in some cases (that hotel lobby in Las Vegas, for example), but very fun to spot some of these details.
     
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