The Meanings Behind Chess in Movies

For his latest video essay, writer and film enthusiast Jack Nugent of Now You See It takes a look at the clever ways filmmakers use the game of chess to add intellectual depth to their films.

“Chess is everywhere in movies, and it can mean a lot more than you may think. Let’s take a look at chess and see what this ancient game holds for us in cinema.”

Previously: The Meaning of Milk in Movies