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Title The imitation game
Published [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 110 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
Summary During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of 'gross indecency', an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense of homosexuality - little did officials know, they were actually incriminating the pioneer of modern-day computing. Famously leading a motley group of scholars, linguists, chess champions and intelligence officers, he was credited with cracking the so-called unbreakable codes of Germany's World War II Enigma machine. An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man, THE IMITATION GAME follows a genius who under nail-biting pressure helped to shorten the war and, in turn, save thousands of lives
Notes Title from title frames
Event Originally produced by Roadshow Films in 2014
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
Subject Turing, Alan, 1912-1954 -- Drama.
Mathematicians -- Great Britain -- Drama.
Enigma cipher system -- Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Cryptography -- Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Great Britain -- Drama.
Gay men -- Great Britain -- Drama.
United Kingdom.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Grossman, Nora, producer
Ostrowsky, Ido, producer
Schwarzman, Teddy, 1979- producer
Tyldum, Morten, film director
Kanopy (Firm)