Searching for Bobby Fischer- MMU 76

In this week’s episode, Jake and Tracy talk all about the exciting world of children’s competitive chess, and the brilliant prodigies that play chess. Of course we are discussing the film Searching for Bobby Fischer.

The guys break down why the cinematography in this film is so good. They break down some of the moments where the shots are telling the story, and how powerful that visual storytelling is.

They also discuss how Tracy used this movie to discuss screenwriting in his film class for nearly a decade, and why the students loved it. And they discuss the idea of parents living through their kids, and how to not do that. So come join us as we talk a look at Searching for Bobby Fischer.

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Jake Dietz

President Jake is a blogger, podcaster, and all-around geek/nerd. He enjoys all sorts of different “fandoms,” but more than anything he loves movies. Movies have always been a big part of his life. From escaping into them as a child and teenager to working in the business as a concessions worker at his local theater, movies have always been there for Jake. In addition to his extensive DVD/Blu-ray/iTunes movie collection, Jake is also a loving husband to one wonderful wife and father to six amazing children.

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