The Imitation Game

I am extremely excited by the pending release of this movie.

It stars Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Who: that ridiculous show that refuses to die) as British code breaker and computer-science pioneer Alan Turing.

It has just won the top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival meaning it is very much in Oscar contention. 

Turing was a pioneer of personal computing and was instrumental in ending World War 2 due to his work as a code breaker, in particular The Enigma Code.

He was a tortured genius who had to conceal his sexual orientation.

After saving Britain from defeat at the hands of the Nazi’s he was ultimately prosecuted for homosexuality (then a crime) in 1952, before dying two years later.

So a fascinating story with great tailoring set in World War 2. 

What's not to like!! 

 

 

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