Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine

Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine

Director: Vikram Jayanti

Cast: Vikram Jayanti, Garry Kasparov, Frederick R. Friedel, Joel Benjamin

     
 
In 1984, Garry Kasparov became the talk of serious chess aficionados around the world when he unexpectedly defeated grand master Anatoly Karpov to win the game's world championship, and he was still the leading player in chess when, in 1996, he was invited to participate in a series of matches with Deep Blue, a supercomputer developed by IBM and designed by Murray

Overview

In 1984, Garry Kasparov became the talk of serious chess aficionados around the world when he unexpectedly defeated grand master Anatoly Karpov to win the game's world championship, and he was still the leading player in chess when, in 1996, he was invited to participate in a series of matches with Deep Blue, a supercomputer developed by IBM and designed by Murray Campbell and Feng Hsuing-Tsu. Campbell and Hsuing-Tsu had worked side by side with master chess player Joel Benjamin to create a machine that could compete with the top human chess experts, and while Kasparov easily bested Deep Blue in their first tournament, it was a different story a year when he returned for a rematch. In the second game of the series, Kasparov was so roundly defeated that the champion began suggesting IBM was the computer as a decoy for a human player, and what started as a friendly exercise between Deep Blue's designers and the champion became an increasingly ugly battle of egos with many viewing the event as a publicity stunt used to prop up IMB's sagging public image. Documentary filmmaker Vikram Jayanti explores this story and its undercurrents in Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine, which offers an in depth look at the Kasparov vs. Deep Blue controversy. This feature was premiered at the 2003 Toronto Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/31/2005
UPC:
0821575537254
Original Release:
2003
Rating:
PG
Source:
Velocity / Thinkfilm
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:25:00

Special Features

Director's commentary; Play by play computer re-enactment and analysis of all 6 chess matches between Kasparov and Deep Blue; Chessmaster 10th edition exclusive PC playable game demo. DVD-ROM content with 8 hours of game play; Kasparaov's biography

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Garry Kasparov Participant
Frederick R. Friedel Participant
Joel Benjamin Participant
Murray Campbell Participant
Feng Hsuing-Tsu Participant
John Searle Participant
Steven Levy Participant
Owen Williams Participant
Jeff Kisselhof Participant

Technical Credits
Vikram Jayanti Director
Maryse Alberti Cinematographer
Nick Fraser Executive Producer
David Hill Editor
Rob Lane Score Composer
Eric Michel Executive Producer
Tom Perlmutter Executive Producer
Andre Singer Executive Producer
Andy Thomson Executive Producer
Paul Trijbits Executive Producer
Hal Vogel Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Intor [3:16]
2. New York, 2003 [2:40]
3. Moscow, October 2002 [2:34]
4. Deep Blue [3:48]
5. Man Vs. Machine [2:45]
6. Karpov Vs. Kasparov [4:23]
7. Machines Smarter Than Humans? [4:10]
8. The Match of the Century [5:39]
9. Game 1 [4:15]
10. Game 2 [3:57]
11. Kasparov Resigns [5:09]
12. Game 3 [4:38]
13. Is Deep Blue Cheating? [5:30]
14. Game 4 [5:25]
15. Game 5 [3:11]
16. Game 6 [3:37]
17. Kasparov Loses the Match [6:52]
18. 5 Years Later [6:30]
19. Kasparov Looks Back [4:24]
20. Credits [2:03]

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