Turing inaccuracies in The Imitation Game

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Turing inaccuracies in The Imitation Game

Postby Braininvat on December 28th, 2014, 11:02 am 

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Re: Turing inaccuracies in The Imitation Game

Postby Marshall on December 28th, 2014, 12:03 pm 

Thanks for the link. By contrasting the sentimentalized/dramatized film version with what seems like a well-researched real life account the Guardian piece told me quite a few things about Turing I didn't know and helped me picture the school and work setting he lived in.
It's good to see some of the script-writer fabricated melodrama debunked too.
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Re: Turing inaccuracies in The Imitation Game

Postby Braininvat on December 28th, 2014, 12:15 pm 

What really got me hunting was Keira K's role, Joan Clarke, and the absurd notion that she had to be snuck in to Bletchley and pretend to be in the secretary pool. Joan was a respected cryptologist and specifically assigned to Hut 8, where the codebreaking team was working. The film slanders both Joan and Alan. It was well-acted, and with a sufficiency of heart-throbs to pull in the younger crowd, but as history it's rubbish.
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Postby wolfhnd on December 30th, 2014, 7:42 pm 

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