The series of crazy geniuses continues with Pawn Sacrifice, a movie about one of history’s best chess players, who also seemed to lack social skills. But while both Jobs and Zuckerberg seem to act that way willingly, there does seem to be some actual mental health problems with Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire).
I promise this series on talented people, who are also difficult to engage with, was not planned. But I’m thinking if I should not keep this going.
Is it really binary? Is there no way to be a decent human being while also being extremely (insert positive adjective here)?
I think I’ll look for a movie that has a sole historical protagonist at the center and see what conclusions I can come up with.