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Wed Dec 31, 2014, 03:25 PM

5. I was curious about how the movie varied from the real story

and did a little on-line searching.

Joan ran in to considerable misogyny as a woman working in a 'man's' world. Apparently,
there were very different pay scales for women--doing the same work--and she
ended up being classified as having translation skills--even though she didn't--as a result
of some of her male friends helping to do an end run around the pay scale inequities. And
she was not nearly the 'looker' that Keira Knightley is. Typical Hollywood.

I had a hard time following the story because it was back and forth so much in time,
and I never really 'got' that it was an investigation into a burglary at Turing's apartment in the early 50's
that 'uncovered' his homosexuality which resulted in the charges against him--and ultimately
his suicide--even though all his war colleagues were aware of it. Talk about invasion of privacy! And by the way, no thanks for help with ending WW II.

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