Pemberley (Lyme Park, Cheshire)

Pemberley (Lyme Park, Cheshire)
Oh, to be in England...

Friday, February 6, 2015

The Imitation Game

What can I tell you about The Imitation Game? First of all, it is a wonderfully entertaining if not always historically correct film about the English mathematicians who cracked the Enigma code of the Germans and helped win the war.

Secondly...well truly that's all you need to know. Just go see it. You will enjoy it. Well, if you enjoyed The King's Speech, you will enjoy this one.

You'll see lots of familiar faces. Benedict Cumberbatch plays Alan Turing. He is getting quite typecast in the slightly prickly genius role, but he does it very well. We have Matthew Goode (Belle, Death Comes to Pemberley) along with Allen Leech (Tom Branson from Downton Abbey) and Keira Knightley. Lets see...also Mark Strong, Charles get the idea.

This film did make me want to know more about the real story behind Alan Turing and Bletchley Park so I went to Netflix and watched Codebreaker which is a dramatized documentary well worth watching.

I also went back to watch The Bletchley Circle again to get an idea of what some of the kick ass women at Bletchley were doing during and after the war. OK, it is fictional but pretty cool to know that not all the British ladies were just keeping the home fires burning during WWII. Some were code breakers working alongside Turing and friends. It wasn't just Joan Clarke (Keira Knightley's character in The Imitation Game) although she was likely the most intellectual of the many ladies at Bletchley.

Anyone else love The Imitation Game? Feel free to leave a comment below telling us how you liked it!



  1. This looks like a fantastic movie. I agree, Cumberbatch is starting to play similar characters. I like him, he was great in the movie "Amazing Grace." I never heard of "Codebreaker," I'll have to look for that one. I love "Bletchley Circle," so it looks like I'll enjoy this film. Thanks for the tips!

  2. I loved this movie--I didn't realize it had any historical inaccuracies, however. Hope it wins Best Picture next week :)

  3. I adored this film, and I'll definitely have to check out 'The Bletchley Circle' and 'Codebreaker'. Wartime Bletchley Park is truly fascinating!

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  5. I loved the movie THE IMITATION GAME, and also, I simply adored the BBC tv series "The Bletchley Circle". In fact, I have watched the movie several times and I always cry at the end (when Joan and Allan meet again in his apartment).




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