Factoid Friday: Stanley Kubrick and his passion for chess

Factoid Friday: Stanley Kubrick and his passion for chess


As we walked along the flat block marina I
was calm on the outside, but thinking all the time. This is where the famous scene of Alex and
his droogs walking and fighting was filmed for Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork
Orange. In reality, Stanley abhorred ultra violence
and was far more passionate about chess a game that appeared in more than one of his
films. A quite brilliant documentary, heavily featuring
chess and highly recommended viewing is Bobby Fisher Against The World. Bobby Fisher was wiping away his opposition. He penetrated the secrets of chess. He was the best player who ever lived. What would your ultimate aim be? Well, I’d like to be the world champion and
keep it for 20 years or so. It’s thought the game originated in India,
which is quite the hike from here; Thamesmead, England.

One thought on “Factoid Friday: Stanley Kubrick and his passion for chess

  1. I heard that Kubrick and his best friend, over the Christmas period, would play for hours on end next to the fire. They were chess nuts roasting in front of an open fire.

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