“Things that become famous in movies are a concatenation of so many things that are out of control that have to do with the theme and with the way that the theme strikes a time and a moment and people in their unconscious and all sorts of things that we don’t control. But the process of choosing the pieces, the beads for the necklace that … gets put on the princess as she’s made into the queen—the process of making the beads … is always the same. You just look for the shot that most clearly expresses what’s happening.”

- Director Mike Nichols speaking to Terry Gross in 2001

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A new online trailer for The Imitation Game is here, and like Alan Turing believed, there is always more than meets the eye. In select theaters November 28.