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Sat Dec 27, 2014, 06:54 AM

The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch [View all]

My husband wanted to go see this last night.

Fascinating story. We had seen an Enigma machine on display in London at Churchill's War Rooms
last May when we were there.

Some info: http://www.royalnavalmuseum.org/info_sheets_enigma.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enigma_machine

I did not know anything about Alan Turing, although my husband had read a book about him.



Benedict Cumberbatch's performance is superb. Really well done.


Alan Turing:
Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.



Apparently, the relationship with Joan Clarke (Keira Knightley) is overdramatized, although
they did have a short engagement.


For some of the controversy surrounding the depiction of Turing's relationship with Joan Clarke:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2346828/Film-WW2-codebreaker-Alan-Turing-attacked-biographer-exaggerating-love-affair-woman-gay-says-Keira-Knightley-glamorous.html


And Keira Knightley's view about it: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/26/keira-knightley-imitation-game_n_6221196.html


Anyone else see it?

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