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Game Over looks like an interesting documentary

posted by Jason Kottke   Aug 25, 2004

Game Over looks like an interesting documentary of the chess battle between Garry Kasparov and Deep Blue. Be sure and check out the trailer.

Reader comments

CurtisAug 25, 2004 at 7:20PM

If you want to read an incredible novel about a young female alcholic orphan chess champion get a copy of “Queen’s Gambit,” by Walter Tevis - you will be glad you did. Tevis is the great unsung novelist who wrote, “The Man Who Fell to Earth,” “The Hustler,” “The Color of Money,” and the absolutely BEST dystopia novel “Mockingbird,” which you really ought to read also.

Stuart Ian BurnsAug 25, 2004 at 7:35PM

Seen it on dvd and during an appearance on BBC Four:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/documentaries/storyville/kasparov.shtml

It is an extraordinary film in place, especially in the comparison between the attitude of Kasparov and IBM and the discussion of IBM’s motivations for wanting to win the match. A question is left hanging though — why don’t they want a rematch?

Brian HamiltonAug 25, 2004 at 8:30PM

Looks fantastic. How can I find a copy that’ll work on my American DVD player?

MattAug 25, 2004 at 9:02PM

IBM has a long tradition of creating machines with the purpose of conquering human spirit. Himmler can testify to that.

This thread is closed to new comments. Thanks to everyone who responded.