[43] It had its European premiere as the opening film of the 58th BFI London Film Festival in October 2014. With Clarke's help, Turing warms to the other colleagues, who begin to respect him. He originally proposed it as a way to judge a machine's ability to show human-like behaviour. The interrogator stays in a room apart front the other two. After he recalibrates the machine, it quickly decodes a message and the cryptographers celebrate. Alan Turing, depicted by Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game, wasn't the only one who suffered Turing then tells her he never cared for her, and only used her for her cryptography skills. [51][52][53], On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 90% based on 280 reviews, with an average rating of 7.70/10. As Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, he is sued by the twins who claimed he stole their idea, and by the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business. The title of the film quotes the name of the game Alan Turing proposed for answering the question "Can machines think? [13] In December 2012, it was announced that Headhunters director Morten Tyldum would helm the project, making the film his English-language directorial debut. The overall plot arc in which the British cryptographers were stymied for the first few years of the war and then a sudden breakthrough enabled them to finally break Enigma. The Imitation Game attempts to decode it. Brilliant adaptation of the story of Bletchley Park and the cryptanalysis team, ran by Alan Turing, that cracked the code of the German Enigma Machine during World War II. [19], The Weinstein Company acquired the film for $7 million in February 2014, the highest amount ever paid for US distribution rights at the European Film Market. The Imitation Game is a 2014 historical drama film directed by Morten Tyldum and written by Graham Moore, based on the 1983 biography Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges. The 1948 book "Cybernetics" coined the prefix "cyber" and wondered whether it wo… Under the direction of Commander Alastair Denniston, he joins the cryptography team of Hugh Alexander, John Cairncross, Peter Hilton, Keith Furman and Charles Richards. Turing nurtures a youthful passio… The title of the film quotes the name of the game Alan Turing proposed for answering the question "Can machines think? Turing tells Nock it is really a test to determine if the entity answering a question is man, or a machine imitating man. It was the gay rights element, but also how his (Turing's) ideas were kept secret and how incredibly important his work was during the war, that he was never given credit for it". After the war, Menzies tells the cryptographers to destroy their work and that they can never see one another again or share what they have done. Honor this man. [78][79] Critic Roger Friedman wrote at the end of his review, "Cumberbatch may be the closest thing we have to a real descendant of Sir Laurence Olivier". Alan Turing and the Imitation Game. [27] In an interview for GQ UK, Matthew Goode, who plays fellow cryptographer Hugh Alexander in the film, stated that the script focuses on "Turing's life and how as a nation we celebrated him as being a hero by chemically castrating him because he was gay". [82] Some critics also raised concerns about film's alleged reluctance to highlight Turing's homosexuality. Turing develops romantic feelings for him, but Christopher soon dies from bovine tuberculosis. Did the Germans ever break the Allies' codes. [46], The Imitation Game was released on March 31, 2015 in the United States in two formats: a one-disc standard DVD and a Blu-ray with a digital copy of the film. Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II. The visual blog Information is Beautiful deduced that, while taking creative licence into account, the film was just 42.3% accurate when compared to real-life events, summarizing that "shoe-horning the incredible complexity of the Enigma machine and cryptography in general was never going to be easy. Filming locations included Turing's former school, Sherborne, Bletchley Park, where Turing and his colleagues worked during the war, and Central Saint Martins campus on Southampton Row in London. [86] Andrew Grant of Science News wrote, "... like so many other Hollywood biopics, it takes some major artistic license – which is disappointing, because Turing's actual story is so compelling. "[87] Computing historian Thomas Haigh, writing in the journal Communications of the ACM, said that "the film is a bad guide to reality but a useful summary of everything that the popular imagination gets wrong about Bletchley Park", that it "combines the traditional focus of popular science writing on the lone genius who changes the world with the modern movie superhero narrative of a freak who must overcome his own flaws before he can save the world", and that, together with the likes of A Beautiful Mind and The Theory of Everything, is part of a trend of "glossy scientific biopic[s]" that emphasize those famous scientists who were surrounded by tragedy rather than those who found contented lives, which in turn affects the way "[s]ome kinds of people, and work, have become famous and others have not. [102] The producers of the film stated: "There is not – and never has been – a version of our script where Alan Turing is anything other than homosexual, nor have we included fictitious sex scenes."[103]. (2014). How vital was was the Enigma breakthrough? In the 2014 film The Imitation Game, Alan Turing is shown recruiting code breakers by publishing a crossword in the Daily Telegraph with a message asking people who could solve it in ten minutes or fewer to get in touch. They provide the opportunity to illustrate and play out Turing’s PhD thesis on artificial intelligence - the imitation game itself and, at the same time, highlighting his war-time role and also asking the question “man or machine” of Turing’s himself. On Metacritic, the film has a score of 72 out … [104], A lot of historical films sometimes feel like people reading a Wikipedia page to you onscreen, like just reciting "and then he did that, and then he did that, and then he did this other thing" – it's like a "Greatest Hits" compilation. [104], For the most part, Hodges has not commented on the historical accuracy of the film, alluding to contractual obligations involving the film rights to his biography. [29] The international teaser poster was released on September 18, 2014 with the tagline "The true enigma was the man who cracked the code". Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. A hero", "Psyched about this combination of subject/actor. [81] Tim Robey of The Telegraph described it as "a film about a human calculator which feels ... a little too calculated". Entrants who solved the puzzle could mail in their results for a chance to win a trip for two to London and a tour of Bletchley Park. Much of mathematician Alan Turing's life was shrouded in secrecy for years. The English-language debut of 'Headhunters' director Morten Tyldum, this British World War II thriller is a highly conventional story about humanity that creates a fascinating character, anchored by a hypnotically complex performance. 48 wins & 159 nominations. It makes me a bit mad. Turing, played by Benedict Cumberbatch in … It was also included in both the National Board of Review and American Film Institute's "Top 10 Films of 2014".[56][57][58]. ", "Weinstein Plants Clever 'Imitation Game' FYC Ploy in New York Times", "Who Is Alan Turing? 271 of 357 people found this review helpful. Use the HTML below. Il s'agit de l'adaptation cinématographique de la biographie Alan Turing ou l'énigme de l'intelligence (Alan Turing: The Enigma) d'Andrew Hodges. During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German … [17], The bombe seen in the film is based on a replica of Turing's original machine, which is housed in the museum at Bletchley Park. That's the goal of the piece. After Clarke plans to leave on the wishes of her parents, Turing proposes marriage, which she accepts. [47], The Imitation Game grossed $91.1 million in North America and $142.4 million in other territories for a worldwide total of $233.5 million, against a budget of $14 million. Here are the facts and fiction at the heart of the film. The Imitation Game ( deutsch „Das Imitationsspiel“) des Regisseurs Morten Tyldum ist eine dramatisierte Filmbiografie über den britischen Logiker, Mathematiker, Kryptoanalytiker und Informatiker Alan Turing. I couldn't think of anyone better." Rotten Tomatoes sampled 216 critics and judged 89% of the reviews positive with an average rating of 7.7/10. [106], The Imitation Game was nominated for, and received, numerous awards, with Cumberbatch's portrayal of Turing particularly praised. [30], In November 2014, the Weinstein Company co-hosted a private screening of the film with Digital Sky Technologies billionaire Yuri Milner and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. It is played with three people, a man (A), a woman (B), and an interrogator (C) who may be of either sex. [34] The website puzzle was a shorter version[35] of the Daily Telegraph puzzle of 13 January 1942 that was actually used in Bletchley Park recruitment during the war[36] (and the puzzle was not set by Turing, who was no good at them). Promotional stills were taken by photographer Jack English, who also photographed Cumberbatch for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. [32], The bombe re-created by the filmmakers has been on display in a special The Imitation Game exhibition at Bletchley Park since November 10, 2014. The amount of knowledge he has about Alan is amazing. "[91] Aiding the cause were campaigner Peter Tatchell, Attitude magazine, and other high-profile figures in the gay community. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. You don't fact check Monet's Water Lilies. "[88], Despite earlier reservations, Turing's niece Inagh Payne told Allan Beswick of BBC Radio Manchester that the film "really did honour my uncle" after she watched the film at the London Film Festival in October 2014. [85] L.V. Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France are surrounded by the German Army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II. Many are already familiar with the idea of a Turing … Alan Turing, in a 1951 paper, proposed a test called "The Imitation Game" that might finally settle the issue of machine intelligence. Turing (1950) introduces the imitation game by describing a game in which the participants are a man, a woman, and a human interrogator. During World War II, the English mathematical genius. It's the accumulation of these moments that I can slowly but surely play that make it even stronger.[23]. In 1928, the young Turing is unhappy and bullied at boarding school. Joan Clarke, a Cambridge graduate, passes Turing's test but her parents will not allow her to work with the male cryptographers. The first version of the game he explained involved no computer intelligence whatsoever. CEO Marissa Mayer, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, PayPal co-founder Max Levchin, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, and Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales all gave tribute quotes.