Saturday, September 27, 2014

"The Imitation Game": Behind Every Code Is An Enigma

Take another look @ footage from director Morten Tyldum's award-winning WWII thriller "The Imitation Game", starring Benedict Cumberbatch ("Star Trek Into Darkness") as a mathematician given the task of breaking the German's 'Enigma' code, based on the biography "Alan Turing: The Enigma" by author Andrew Hodges:

"...the film portrays the race against time by 'Alan Turing' (Cumberbatch) and his 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 motley group of scholars, linguists, chess champions and intelligence officers had a powerful ally in 'Prime Minister Winston Churchill' who authorized the provision of any resource they required.

"The film spans the key periods of Turing's life, from his unhappy teenage years at boarding school and the triumph of his secret wartime work on the revolutionary electro-mechanical 'Bombe', capable of breaking 3,000 Enigma-generated naval codes a day, to the tragedy of his post-war decline, following his conviction for a now outdated criminal offence..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "The Imitation Game"....