27.12.14

A hike, lunch and a movie..

It was a good way to spend our day.
I have always enjoyed movies based on real events.
I loved the BBC series,
"Bletchley Circle" as well as "Foyles War"
After seeing the documentary about Alan Turning,
I was looking forward to seeing the movie.
It was so well done.
Probably one of the best movies we have seen in a long time.

 

During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing to investigate a reported burglary.

They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of 'gross indecency', an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense of homosexuality - little did officials know, they were actually incriminating the pioneer of modern-day computing.

Famously leading a motley group of scholars, linguists, chess champions and intelligence officers, he was credited with cracking the so-called unbreakable codes of Germany's World War II Enigma machine.

An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man, this film follows a genius who under nail-biting pressure helped to shorten the war and, in turn, save thousands of lives.

2 comments:

Sam I Am...... said...

I too love "real Life" stories as they are much better than anything anyone could make up. I also loved Bletchly Circle and Foyle's War. We must have the same tastes. So with that said I will definitely be putting the new one on my list! Thank you.

Winifred said...

Sad those people who helped win the war got so little respect. Am enjoying the re run of Foyle's War again. Think I know the dialogue off by heart it's such a wonderful series.