Only the moving of players on the boards or the ticking of a timer are heard during a chess match. So how does one compose music for a show focused on chess?
The Netflix original miniseries Queen’s Gambit has gotten everyone a bit more interested in chess, so for those who wish to try test their skills against a challenge, you can now play against a bot modeled around Elizabeth Harmon. Chess.com has a variety of bots that have been modeled after chess players, both real and fictional, and the newest to join their ranks (chess pun unintentional) is the ability to play a game with Beth. Image via Amazon The bot comes as a celebration of the success of the new Netflix series, which has also revitalized interest in the …
The Queen’s Gambit co-creator, Scott Frank, has big plans in the works for Anya Taylor-Joy. He plans to adapt Vladimir Nabokov’s 1932 classic novel Laughter in the Dark, and the actress most prominently on his list is the lead of everyone’s favorite Netflix Original chess-focused drama, Taylor-Joy.
Twenty-four year old Anya Taylor-Joy is quickly climbing the ranks in the acting world. Having begun in the horror genre, with films like Split, and then swerving into period pieces such as Emma, she’s now found herself in the powerful female lead role as Beth Harmon in the Netflix original, The Queen’s Gambit. And this power-house actress and winner of the BAFTA Rising Star Award is also just as passionate about books as the rest of us.