Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Code Cracker

Here’s a story not a whole lot of people know.

Once upon a time, there was a boy who was really good at math.

That boy was not me. It was Alan Turing.

If you know know your history then will know that Turing was the brilliant British mathematician and logician who, quite seemingly against all odds, cracked the freakin’ unbreakable Nazi “Enigma Code,” an achievement that, you know, only served the pivotal task of helping the Allies win World War II.

Alas, it was a thankless job for Turing, for he later was prosecuted in his country for being gay (oh, the ’50s...).

Playing him in The Imitation Game this fall will be the Cumber-stud himself, Benedict Cumberbatch, who, from the looks of the trailer, will be gunning for a nomination.

Keira Knightley co-stars in the film, as a young lady Turing didn’t fancy in that way, while Mark Strong, Charles Dance (HBO’s Game of Thrones), and Matthew Goode (TV’s The Good Wife) are also featured.


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