Potpourri, Chess, Sex & Popcorn!
I was watching TV the other night with my wife, the FOX CRIME channel, in particular the Poirot series and I really enjoyed ‘The Big Four‘, an adaptation of the 1927 Agatha Christie novel which revolved around solving a mystery that began with a chess match at which one of the grandmaster’s died unexpectedly while playing his third move:
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 (opponent suddenly keels over and dies) 0-1
I have to say that I really enjoyed it, descriptive notation and all! Infact, fate would have it that I have recently been watching a lot of old-ish films where chess is an integral part of the plot. Is it just my imagination, or can it be true that chess has always been part of Hollywood? (Food for thought for a later blog?!)
To Be Continued
An Intriguing Photo!
I have been trying to find out more of this photo of a young Jane Seymour, but without success so far. Readers might remember Jane as being a Bond-girl back in the early 1970’s, before going on to greater things.
But getting back to the photo, I love it! Jane is packing (count. 3-guns) and showing her underwear at the same time. And the chess set? Certainly not a coincidence! There must be some hidden meaning…that escapes me.
Perhaps some reader might be able to help out?!
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