Searching for Bobby Fischer, is a true story about a boy named Josh Waitzkinwho learns the game of chess by watching older people play. Soon he is beating everyone hecan find including his father.QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER:1. Pay attention to the various chess players you meet in the film.What are these chess players like?* Bruce Pandolfini (played by Ben Kingsley) becomes Josh’s coach, but warns bothJosh and his father that chess is not just a pleasant past time. What is his attitudetoward the game?* Josh’s best friend Vinnie is a hustler from Washington Park (Lawrence Fishburne),whose own chess training came only from the street. What does he bring to thegame…to life as a perspective?* What is Josh’s attitude toward chess? His parent’s attitude’s? Do they change overtime? How do these characters represent our society?* Why is this movie called “Searching for Bobby Fischer”?DIRECTIONSWrite an essay of about 1000 words (3-4 pages), describe the chess players you see inthe film and define the qualities or characteristics that they represent. Make sure youanswer the questions: What are the characteristics of a good chess player?Which of these qualities best describes you and why? Use the material you find inthe film & your own perspective to write the essay. Don’t just tell me what happened inthe movie, but your perspective on the people and their interaction with each other.You can use examples from the movie or your life to prove your point.This assignment will be due in 2 weeks on Week 5Please make sure your essay is DOUBLE SPACED and 12 FONT.
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