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Eric van Reem

#11 Allan Scott (The Queen's Gambit)

Let's talk about The Queen's Gambit

2020-11-24 39 min

In this episode, Eric talks to 79-year old Mr. Allan Scott, one of the executive producers and creators of the Netflix hit series "The Queen's Gambit, the series that made it to the Top 10 in 90 countries and was ranked #1 in 63 countries. The filmmaker and writer Allan Scott had been attempting to sell his script for The Queen’s Gambit to studios for 30 years before it finally got made. Eric talks with Mr. Scott about this long process and the many directors that wanted to make the movie, like Bernardo Bertolucci, Tom Tykwer and Heath Ledger. The two also talk about former chess world champion Garry Kasparov, who was one of the chess consultants, the splendid locations in Berlin and about the book by Walter Tevis.  And: is there going to be a second season? What will happen next to Beth Harmon? It's a fascinating exclusive interview with Mr. Allan Scott providing a lot of new background information about The Queen's Gambit. 
You can find a lot of information about the series "The Queen's Gambit" with an episode guide here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Queen%27s_Gambit_(miniseries)

More about the locations in Berlin on ChessBase (German): https://de.chessbase.com/post/the-queen-s-gambit-in-berlin

More information about Allan Scott: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allan_Scott_(Scottish_screenwriter)

Play through the final game with Agadmator: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIMaTKOZG-8

Jennifer Shahade tells Vanity Fair how accurate the series is in terms of women in the sport, addiction, and rock star prodigies. https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2020/11/queens-gambit-a-real-life-chess-champion-on-netflixs-new-hit

FREE download of the November 2020 issue of Chess Life, with a lot of articles about the series: https://new.uschess.org/news/gift-world-november-2020-issue-chess-life

Host       : Eric van Reem
Guest     : Allan Scott (SCO)
Editor     : Dennis van Reem
Artwork  : Fränk Stiefel
Music     : Chess Pieces-Silent Partner

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