Topic: Boris Spassky
'Bobby Fischer Against the World' explores the paranoia-fueled life of the intellectually brilliant chess champion.
Harry Benson's photos – taken at the height of Fischer's powers – break down more of his barriers than anything written about him to date.
Director Liz Garbus’s achievement is in making Bobby Fischer's story palpable to an audience that may have been too young to witness Fischer capture American pop culture like some Michael Jackson with an endgame, or to those who’ve forgotten how his skills took hold of the nation’s thinking, even bumping Watergate updates from the evening news.
The grandmaster spurred my interested in chess and surprisingly, Latin.