Dec 242010

Graham Garden and Barry Cryer are regular
panelists on “I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue”

When it’s on, I’m a regular listener of “I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue” on Radio 4. For those who aren’t familiar with the show contestants are invited to take part in numerous silly games. One game that features regularly is the “Book Club” or “Film Festival” idea. In this game the teams were asked to suggest titles for (for example) a “Car Mechanics Film Festival”. Titles such as “Daewoo of the Jackal” might be suggested. Listening to an old show earlier this month got me thinking about what some of the suggestions for a “Chess Players Film Festival” would be.

After coming up with a few suggestions below to get things started I decided to set readers here a festive challenge. The question is: “What films might feature at the chess players film festival” (You aren’t allowed to have films that are actually about chess!)

Here are a few of my suggestions:
  • Any black and white film
  • Any porn film
  • Any film by J Arthur Rank
 Some film titles that will do just as they are:
  • The Ipcress File
  • When We Were Kings
  • Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
  • Clockers
  • The French Connection
  • The Pelikan Brief

Some films titles that need a little creative amendment:

  • The Magnificent Mate in 7
  • Mating Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
  • Knight of the Living Dead
  • Dungeons and Sicilian Dragons
  • Taimanov Bandits
  • Gentle Benoni
  • Two Knights Tango in Paris
  • Kasparov the Friendly Ghost
There must be zillions more! Please post your suggestions as comments here or e-mail them to me. I am offering an exclusive book prize (kindly donated by an anonymous club member) for those who offer the most creative suggestions!

That just leaves me to say “Merry Christmas” to one and all. Have a great time and I’ll see you in the New Year.

  4 Responses to “The Chess Players’ Film Festival – Christmas Competition”

  1. How about;
    The English Patient

  2. Both excellent contenders!
    Thanks Nick 🙂

  3. The 4 Jedi Knights?

  4. Knightmare on Elm Street

    The African (Black) Queen

    The Won Strategy

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