Friday, January 30, 2015

The Imitation Game (2015)

The Imitation Game (2015)
Directed by: Morten Tyldum
Written by: Andrew Hodges
Screenplay by: Graham Moore
Based on book by: Andrew Hodges

Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing
Keira Knightley as Joan Clarke

My rating: 5

Per imdb:
During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.

Neat-o trivia bits from imdb:

* The Turing Machine 'Christopher' seen in the film, is based on a replica of Alan Turing's original machine, which is housed in the museum at Bletchley Park. Maria Djurkovic admitted, however, that it was made a little more cinematic by making it larger and having more of its inside mechanisms visible.

* Benedict Cumberbatch and Alan Turing are actually related in real-life. According to the family history site Ancestry, the two are 17th cousins with family relations dating back to the 14th century. Both are said to be related to John Beaufort, the first Earl of Somerset, through Cumberbatch and Turing's respective paternal lines.

* Alan Turing is shown running on various occasions and although never mentioned in the movie, he was a world class distance runner with a personal marathon time of 2:46:03, achieved in 1946.


My two-bits:

Informative and eye-opening story in regards to code breaking during WW2.

Also, this film is a great way to learn a little about Alan Turing and his contribution to the world - the computer.


GET familiar with the original...

Alan Turing:
The Enigma
by Andrew Hodges
Amazon | Goodreads


  1. I'm so out of it that I didn't know about this one and it looks brilliant.

  2. I can't wait to see it. Turing's life is so amazing and yet so tragic.


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