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by JustinHorton
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Film: Late Call
Replies: 29
Views: 1190

Re: Film: Late Call

Well yes, but with the Western it's not so much as a perspective as a entire set of myths on every level, no?
by JustinHorton
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Film: Late Call
Replies: 29
Views: 1190

Re: Film: Late Call

"Also bear in mind that whole swathes of TV and cinema, without depicting "true stories" as such, are basically presenting a thoroughly false picture of the socieities in which they are set." True - I will spare readers a few thousand words on mistakes in Westerns, e.g. the real "Gunfight at OK Cor...
by JustinHorton
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Film: Late Call
Replies: 29
Views: 1190

Re: Film: Late Call

You wonder to what extent dramatists should be allowed to take liberties with he sequence events when basing their dramas on true stories. Well maybe, but what's "allowed" here? Also bear in mind that whole swathes of TV and cinema, without depicting "true stories" as such, are basically presenting...
by JustinHorton
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Wijk aan Zee 2021
Replies: 119
Views: 6504

Re: Wijk aan Zee 2021

As far as Magnus In Crisis is concerned

(a) we have heard this before, though
(b) this doesn't mean it's not true, but
(c) I would be most surprised if the world champion after the next world championship match is not Magnus Carlsen.
by JustinHorton
Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Inherited Chess Set
Replies: 15
Views: 848

Re: Inherited Chess Set

I am guessing the Miss Passmore on board four was Christine/Katie, referred to here.
by JustinHorton
Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Wijk aan Zee 2021
Replies: 119
Views: 6504

Re: Wijk aan Zee 2021

When did Carlsen last lose a game at normal time limits to a player rated below 2700, and when to a player rated below Esipenko's present 2677)? (I tried to look it up on Chessgames but there's no way of filtering out the rapid and blitz games.)
by JustinHorton
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Wijk aan Zee 2021
Replies: 119
Views: 6504

Re: Wijk aan Zee 2021

Oh, did Harikrishna overlook that he couldn't put his king on d3?
by JustinHorton
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Wijk aan Zee 2021
Replies: 119
Views: 6504

Re: Wijk aan Zee 2021

by JustinHorton
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Wijk aan Zee 2021
Replies: 119
Views: 6504

Re: Wijk aan Zee 2021

It's funny though, yesterday we were talking about 3...a6 4 Ba4 Bc5, but MVL's game looks a lot like games I used to play in the Nineties with the Classical López (albeit with 3...Nf6 and 4...Bc5 rather than the pure 3...Bc5).
by JustinHorton
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Film: Late Call
Replies: 29
Views: 1190

Re: Film: Late Call

Can I suggest all postings in this thread after the first two are deleted as a complete waste of everybody's time
by JustinHorton
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4147
Views: 448704

Re: Media comments on chess

It's a video from two years ago.

Liddle is a thoroughly unpleasant and unscrupulous man and is employed by peple who are very aware of what he is.
by JustinHorton
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Film: Late Call
Replies: 29
Views: 1190

Re: Film: Late Call

"Approve of" is a silly term, it's not an ethical issue
by JustinHorton
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: International News
Topic: Wijk aan Zee 2021
Replies: 119
Views: 6504

Re: Wijk aan Zee 2021

This sounds right to me, it's the sort of thing people annotate by saying "why calculate the check on b1 every move", no?
by JustinHorton
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Quiz Question
Replies: 16
Views: 595

Re: Quiz Question

It doesn't really matter for the purposes of the question. Perhaps I default too easily to quiz mode, but when I saw the question my first thought was that the word "official" was important, perhaps a trap, and ruled out Short. Oh for sure, but as we know there's no agreement on the definition, peo...
by JustinHorton
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Film: Late Call
Replies: 29
Views: 1190

Re: Film: Late Call

Are you indulging your inner twelve-year-old this morning John