There are few films that I care to watch several times. The ‘ Harry Potter Series ‘ is one of them ‘ The Lord Of The Rings ‘, a few classics like ‘ To Kill A Mocking Bird ‘ or suchlike. Then there’s ‘ Third Star ‘
And then there’s ‘ The Imitation Game ‘.
I’ve watched it first as a bootlegged copy, then I bought the soundtrack via Amazon, then I went to the cinema to watch it, and today, I watched it on Blu-Ray (bought yesterday in a media store).
And every bloody time, I’ve been in tears at the end.
But you know what ? I don’t care when some critics say there are a few historical inaccuracies. They achieved what they set out to do : They made Alan’s story known, and they made people CARE for him, 60 years after his death.
And not in a single scene, I saw Benedict on screen. All I could see was Alan. God, I like brilliant actors !
“Sometimes it is the people who no one imagines anything of, who do the things no one can imagine.”
Christopher Morcom, Alan Turing, Joan Clarke
My review of The Imitation Game
Well I laughed, and cried, and I learned something new. So this movie was brilliant. It is an important story that should be told and Andrew Hodges who wrote the book, and Graham Moore who wrote the screenplay thank you for writing and telling Alan Turing’s story. Benedict Cumberbatch’s best work to date in my opinion. All the actor’s were amazing in this, the Director Morten Tyldum did great work. I can go on and on but it all comes back to this film is brilliant.
@little-red-83 ogles Luke Evans (her fav) Lee Pace, Dean O’Gorman, Tahmoh Penikett,Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Richard Armitage, Robert Downey Jr,
Stan, Karl Urban…. lets just say that she really appreciates hot men lol
@theimaginesyouneveraskedfor: I think she ogles Richard Armitage… I’m not sure about that one ;) jk she ogles him. As well as most men on this list.
@everyjourneylove ogles many men as well (No judging here!) but she favors Graham McTavish and Richard Armitage, and Tom Hiddleston.
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Adam Driver, Tom Hiddleston, Richard Armitage and Orlando Bloom
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@happlepie18 prefers Richard and Lee, followed by Aidan and Dean. And sometimes Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Hemsworth, Martin Freeman, Orlando Bloom.
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Frank Grillo, Taylor Kitsch, Ryan Reynolds, and Anthony Mackie.
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@ohwritever (who I cannot tag right now) likes Jared Padalecki and
Matthew Gray Gubler.
Richard Armitage, Dean O’Gorman, Luke Evans, Jensen Ackles!
@meganlpiesays that Lee Pace is her fave. She also likes Luke Evans, Armitage of course, Graham McTavish, Tom Hiddleston, Aiden Turner and Sebastian Stan.
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A Bootable Mind: Benedict Cumberbatch is tortured, code-breaking maths genius Alan Turing in Oscar hopeful The Imitation Game
“Everybody feels it’s an important story to tell and wants to be part of it. It’s been phenomenal.” For his English-language debut, Norwegian director Morten Tyldum couldn’t really have a higher calibre cast: Benedict Cumberbatch as genius codebreaker Alan Turing, Keira Knightley as his confidante and sometime fiancée, supporting roles filled by the likes of Matthew Goode, Mark Strong and Rory Kinnear. “Anybody you ask, they say ‘Of course I want to do this!’”
Tyldum’s 2011 adaptation of Jo Nesbo’s crime novel Headhunters secured audiences and adoration, yet it hardly suggested him for a period piece about a British mathematician.
But Turing was no ordinary number-cruncher. Best known for his work as a genius codebreaker at Bletchey Park during World War II, he was crucial to the fight against the Nazis. However, he died in disgrace in 1954, after having been convicted of “gross indecency” for a gay relationship. Given how much British society has changed since the 1940s, you could argue that a Scandinavian director is no more a stranger to it than a contemporary UK filmmaker would be.
“That you could actually, just for being gay, have to choose between chemical castration—having to take hormones that are so heavy, serious, that you cannot function sexually at all—or be sent to jail… It’s incredible,” says Tyldum. “But there’s so much more. It is such a complex story. It was the gay rights element, but also how his ideas were kept secret and how incredibly important his work was during the war, that he was never given credit for it. It’s such a complicated life and that’s why it’s been a privilege to try and make it as many-sided as possible.”
Add the casting of Cumberbatch and this could well crack the Oscar code. “Not all actors can play geniuses and Benedict can do it so well because there’s such an inner life,” says Tyldum. “His portrayal of Turing is beautiful."