Monday, 24 June 2013

Chess Fever

The further technology advances, the more of the past it reaches. Certainly this seems to be true of modern media, where the advent of digital data storage has allowed many old movies, music and television shows to reappear, decades after they first came into existence.
One such piece of historic chess media is the movie 'Chess Fever'. Made during the 1925 Moscow International, it is a silent comedy about a man who is obsessed with chess, so much so he misses his own wedding ceremony. There are a number of cameo appearances of famous chess players of the time, including Jose Capablanca, who has a significant part to play in the film.
I've come across a copy of the film on youtube, and it even includes English subtitles. If you wish to see this piece of history, then click here.

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