Thursday, January 01, 2015

The Imitation Game

Trying to get a head start on knocking out some of the films that might be nominated for best picture, Sharon, Jack and I went to see The Imitation Game on New Year's Day. The film is historical thriller film about British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst and pioneering computer scientist Alan Turing. Turing was a key figure in cracking Nazi Germany's Enigma code which helped the Allies win the Second World War. After the war, he was criminally prosecuted for his homosexuality.

The movie stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Turing. It is based on the book Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges.

Both Sharon and I liked the movie. Jack was interested in seeing the film because we have been watching Cumberbatch in the British television series Sherlock. My biggest criticism was the use of War World II newsreel footage in used throughout the film to show the war. I don't think that the use of the old footage added to the movie... Nevertheless, I recommend the movie.

We are trying to guess what other films might be nominated for an academy award in late January.

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