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  1. 29 May '09 20:36
    Bobby Fischer Live

    I just watched the trailer here:
    YouTube

    Looks crappy to me
  2. 29 May '09 21:18 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Romanticus
    Bobby Fischer Live

    I just watched the trailer here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y699HhJjBqk

    Looks crappy to me
    yep i think so, it describes Fischer as an anti-semetic Jew. Fischer was not Jewish, he was not even circumcised. Just looks like a dumbed down sitcom. I wish someone would do him justice and make a great film about him.
  3. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    29 May '09 21:47
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    yep i think so, it describes Fischer as an anti-semetic Jew. Fischer was not Jewish, he was not even circumcised. Just looks like a dumbed down sitcom. I wish someone would do him justice and make a great film about him.
    well he definitely was antisemitic, and her mother being jewish makes him jewish by definition, right? and he was pretty damn crazy.

    I'd much rather see a movie about his dark side than yet another american sanitized hero-worship piece of crap.
  4. 29 May '09 21:57 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by wormwood
    well he definitely was antisemitic, and her mother being jewish makes him jewish by definition, right? and he was pretty *** crazy.

    I'd much rather see a movie about his dark side than yet another american sanitized hero-worship piece of crap.
    how does it make him Jewish by definition? my fathers a catholic, my mothers a protestant. what does that make me by definition? being Jewish is a declaration of Faith, if Fischer did not adhere to that, how can it be said that he was Jewish?
  5. 29 May '09 22:02 / 2 edits
  6. Standard member peacedog
    Highlander
    29 May '09 22:08
    Originally posted by Romanticus
    Have you seen the trailer?
    Doesn't look like hero-worshipping to me.
    Reread Wormwood's post plz and.....
  7. Subscriber AttilaTheHorn
    Erro Ergo Sum
    29 May '09 23:00
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    how does it make him Jewish by definition? my fathers a catholic, my mothers a protestant. what does that make me by definition? being Jewish is a declaration of Faith, if Fischer did not adhere to that, how can it be said that he was Jewish?
    It does make him Jewish by definition. Although I'm not Jewish, it is part of the Jewish religion that you are Jewish if your mother is Jewish. You can convert of course if you want to, but you would still be Jewish by birth under Jewish law.
  8. Standard member wormwood
    If Theres Hell Below
    29 May '09 23:08
    Originally posted by AttilaTheHorn
    It does make him Jewish by definition. Although I'm not Jewish, it is part of the Jewish religion that you are Jewish if your mother is Jewish. You can convert of course if you want to, but you would still be Jewish by birth under Jewish law.
    exactly.
  9. 29 May '09 23:25 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by AttilaTheHorn
    It does make him Jewish by definition. Although I'm not Jewish, it is part of the Jewish religion that you are Jewish if your mother is Jewish. You can convert of course if you want to, but you would still be Jewish by birth under Jewish law.
    Fischer himself did not consider himself Jewish, infact, he was absolutely livid, when his friend at the time, Jack Brady, gave him the transcript of his book to review before printing, 'profile of a prodigy'. Fischer asked him to remove the reference which stated that he was Jewish. Brady did not consent and their friendship deteriorated as a consequence. now then, here is the point, Fischer is stating to the world that he is not Jewish, yet you people are insisting that he is, my goodness, surely the man knows what he is, or wants to be regarded as, irrespective of whether its part of some law or not or his upbringing, why? for he has the right of self determination, in other words, the right to decide for himself, which Fischer exercised, yet you people still consider him to be Jewish, how is that?
  10. Standard member peacedog
    Highlander
    29 May '09 23:31
    I thought about discussing the man’s religion, and his views about religion, but its always a waste of time when “faith” is involved.

    What is certain is that the guy had a mental problem.






    Oh, and he was quite good at a board game.
  11. 29 May '09 23:58
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    how does it make him Jewish by definition? my fathers a catholic, my mothers a protestant. what does that make me by definition? being Jewish is a declaration of Faith, if Fischer did not adhere to that, how can it be said that he was Jewish?
    Being Jewish is an ethnicity. You can be Jewish and a christian. They call them evangelical Jews.
  12. 30 May '09 03:57
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    how does it make him Jewish by definition? my fathers a catholic, my mothers a protestant. what does that make me by definition? being Jewish is a declaration of Faith, if Fischer did not adhere to that, how can it be said that he was Jewish?
    Jewishness is both a religious faith and an ethnicity. The traditional standard for being Jewish is to be born of a Jewish woman. Fischer can renounce the Jewish religion but I think he was born and died a Jew.
  13. 30 May '09 11:20
    Pertrosian v Spassky World Ttile Match 1969 Prize Fund $1,400.

    Fischer - Spassky World title match 1972 Prize Fund $240,000.

    Who is crazy now?
  14. 30 May '09 11:40
    Originally posted by wormwood
    well he definitely was antisemitic, and her mother being jewish makes him jewish by definition, right? and he was pretty damn crazy.

    I'd much rather see a movie about his dark side than yet another american sanitized hero-worship piece of crap.
    well said.
  15. 30 May '09 11:42
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Pertrosian v Spassky World Ttile Match 1969 Prize Fund $1,400.

    Fischer - Spassky World title match 1972 Prize Fund $240,000.

    Who is crazy now?
    yes, indeed, who is crazy now!