I know things that you do not know
Are you paying attention?
I absolutely love it when someone who has been essentially written out of history finally has his story told. The Imitation Game tells one of those stories. Joe Williams says it best in his review for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Many of the people reading this review are doing it on a computer. And all of them are reading it in English. It’s not much of stretch to say that you could credit both of those things to a man named Alan Turing. - [Joe Williams][review]
It’s a sad story, but one that needs to be told. The movie does an excellent job telling it in a way that both entertains and inspires. It’s brilliantly paced and features superb performances. I’ve read that the film takes some liberties with the truth, but I thought it handles the technical bits in a way that is both faithful to the truth - and the math - yet easy for non-techies to follow. I found myself wondering on several occasions if potential misunderstandings would be explained. I was not disappointed.
When people talk to each other, they never say what they mean. They say something else and you're expected to just know what they mean.
As interesting as the technical details were, the more interesting - and more important - part of the story is of the man himself. We owe our way of life to this man in a way we can’t really understand fully. From my limited perspective, the film does an excellent job helping us understand him and his struggles.
Sometimes it is the people who no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.