Sunday, 23 June 2013

Alan Turing: 101 Today

This is Alan Turing's statue in Sackville Park, Manchester today, his 101st birthday.
Nice one, Manchester!


Image via @thehistoryb0y

  A NEW film about the pioneering wartime code breaker Alan Turing has been attacked by his biographer for exaggerating a love affair and making a fictional connection to a notorious spy.
The film, The Imitation Game, stars Benedict Cumberbatch, best known for his role in BBC1’s hit Sherlock, as Turing and is based on a biography by Andrew Hodges, an Oxford maths academic. Joan Clarke, another Bletchley code breaker, is set to be played by Keira Knightley as Turing’s girlfriend, despite the fact that he was gay.
Hodges, who was sent a script, is alarmed by what he says are inaccuracies in the American-financed film, to be directed by the Norwegian Morten Tyldum whose last production was the violent thriller Headhunters.
“They have built up the relationship with Joan much more than it actually was.”

Sunday Times.


  1. That's really depressing.
    Why would they even need to do that in the current climate of your gay-obsessed world cinema???

  2. Hodges also complains that KK is too gorgeous to play her.
    Neglecting to mention that Turing didn't look much like Benedict Cummerbum, either...

    1. Yeah, Turing looked a lot more normal than BC does.