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Review - The Imitation Game

It’s a fascinating, if troubling, thought to imagine how different the world would be without Professor Alan Turing having been in it.

Recounting a compliment given to him at school by his best friend Christopher, the person who would have the greatest impact on his life, Turing notes that “sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine”. 727 more words


Alan Turing, more than just a genius

Alan Turing, (June 1912 – June 1954) was a British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, pioneering computer scientist, mathematical biologist, and marathon and ultra distance runner. He was highly influential in the development of computer science, providing a formalization of the concepts of “algorithm” and “computation” with the Turing machine, which can be considered a model of a general purpose computer. 4,101 more words

Alan Turing

The Imitation Game

The first things to say about this film is that it is well worth seeing, profoundly moving and (in general) very well acted.

The second is that it gets to be this way by rather playing with the facts. 540 more words

Review: "The Imitation Game"

Is it possible to spoil a biopic? Everyone knows that Elvis had dietary issues and that JFK ran into a spot of bother in Dallas, but in the retelling of these biographies it’s the journey that’s important, not the destination. 528 more words

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