Chess Match (23)

By: Joshua Glenn
June 29, 2010

David Smay sends us this screen-shot from the 1971 cult SF movie, The Omega Man. Here, U.S. Army Colonel Robert Neville, M.D. (Charlton Heston) relaxes after a long day of killing nocturnal homicidal mutants with plague-induced albinism. Smay says: “To me it’s one of the most emblematic and sort of goofy uses of Chess as a signifier of The Complete Man.”


Twenty-third in an occasional series.


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