Originally posted by greenpawn34
"There are that many lies, myths and legends about Fischer no one will know the truth."
I could have agreed with it if the name of Fischer in that sentence was replaced with, for example, Aristotelus, Atlantida's prime minister or Arhimedus. No one knows how they looked like, all portraits are gone, and only legends and doubtful stautes remained. Some sculptors could have said "so what if that statue doesn't resemble August? In 33 years from now he will look as my statue"
But Fischer is something different.
He used to be my contemporary. I lived in Belgrade also in 1978 when he visited the city and gave interview at Belgrade air port in the company of Gligoric. I was set to play closed simoultane exhibition (*long story why it did not happen).
He is not an empty shell of legend+name+symbol, so when I see someone twists Fischer's life I feel like someone blackens a member of my family. Or throws dirt on my dearest memory.
Why don't they make film about a fictive chess player, like they did upon Vladimir Nabokov's novel "Luzhin's Defense"?
I know too much about Fischer that I could swallow "artistic freedom" in that sense.