How accurate is “The Imitation Game”? “The Imitation Game” is a movie that shows Britain’s darkest days in WWII and the life of Alan Turing. In 1939, a highly intelligent group that had to break the Nazi code, had been hired in Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park. . The group was all working on breaking day-to-day Nazi codes, except Turing.
This 2014 historical drama is directed by Morten Tyldum based on Graham Moore’s scenario in the studio of Weinstein Company (Moore, 2017). Benedict Cumberbatch, playing Alan Turing, is a relative of him emerging in the 14th century (IMDB, 2015). He acknowledges the difficulties he faced in order to be able to fully capture and deliver Turing’s personality, values, and perspective to the audience. Lack of video or audio recordings made the filmmakers to rely on only written documents and memories of Turing’s family (NPR, 2015). Actress Keira Knighley, playing Joan Clarke, also mentions the importance of the movie in delivering the achievements of a less known hero Turing.
Characters in films can portray impression of people and societies, which one experience in one way or another. These impressions may be positive or negative, depending on the filmmakers’ intentions. In The Imitation Game (2014) directed by Morten Tyldum, the protagonist Alan Turing is a little known but significant historical figure, who used his mathematical geniosity to end WWII and save millions of lives. Audience’s growing affection for this prickly, socially-awkward man creates a positive impression of genius. However, Turing’s hidden homosexuality, and the consequential government’s inhumane treatment towards him create a heartbreakingly negative impression of British Society in the mid-20th century.
He is just as guilty as Montag because he read books as well and hid information that was very valid to the knowledge of the people of the society. There is little evidence for the fact that Beatty hid the truth about censorship in hiding books, but with what evidence is relevant, Beatty will be proven guilty for his obstruct actions. Furthermore, the captain kept society from thinking with the help of the government, which didn’t provide the time for thought because it caused many distractions for the people. TV shows were brief and cars were being driven out of control, while no consequences were being thought of. The government didn’t know how they were being played by the powerful Beatty.
The video “Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust” is directed by Daniel Anker and narrated by Gene Hackman. The film examines the treatment of the Jews during the Holocaust in Hollywood. These films, over a period of sixty years, portray the impact of the public perception and thinking of the Holocaust. The documentary provides survey of Hollywood films about the Holocaust, and a history of the Holocaust itself. It also shows before and after the war.
It gives you a very clear idea about this horrible war and it tells you the story about a Rwandan man, that remembers every year in April the people he lost. I would rate this film 4 out of 5. I can imagine that many people would rate it with five stars, because it really is an interesting and serious story. However, it is not the type of film I prefer to watch so for me 4 stars is the outcome. Despite of this I still think the film really shows a impacting story and after seeing this film I know a lot more about the Rwandan genocide.
There was some awkward acting and the hospital scene as well as a few props were not authentic. The use of cliches in this storybook romance and anguish resulting from the accident grabs the viewer’s attention and heart while entertaining a completely unrealistic narrative. This movie deserves four stars for aspiring to be a model of a wonderful true love story, but refuses to acknowledge that love doesn’t have to be perfect to merit holding on to, however,is the perfect sentiment for an upcoming valentines
The film is good at giving small details to portray what the 1920s would be like, from the grand parties, tremendous wealth, fancy cars, communication etc. I do feel as though the film lacks the actually factual information. In my opinion, the film wouldn’t be the top choice if an individual was looking for a film that described the 1920s in itself alone. I personally think that the film is very popular for its love, more known as its fantasy of love story, than the actual era representation
Because of the lessons it shares, the positive messages, the moving story and the fact that it is a based on a true story. RATING SYSTEM: I give this movie a 4.5 out of 5. It is overall a great drama. It is well balanced because it has the tear-jerking and semi humorous parts. The story is moving and inspirational.