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"The Imitation Game"--HIGHLY recommended.

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"The Imitation Game"--HIGHLY recommended.
Posted by the doog on Saturday, June 13, 2015 9:45 AM

Hi guys,

I just watched "The Imitation Game" last night, the new movie about Alan Turing, the man who broke "Enigma" and essentially the father of modern computers.

All I can say is "WOW"!! Surprise

It's unbelievable to actually learn how the breaking of the German code machine so profoundly affected the war's outcome--I"m not going to give anything away--but I can only say that if you haven't seem it, do so with haste. It was absolutely an incredible movie.

It's also an incredible story of human nature, both good and terribly bad, and all at once raised my respect for humanity while grieving me terribly about how unbelievably cruel society used to be--and still is, in some quarters.

Just amazing. Rent it now. You won't be disappointed. Smile

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, June 13, 2015 10:01 AM

Its defiantly on my to watch list. It was just unbelievable how he was treated after the war, a disgrace to this nation for sure.

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Posted by jtilley on Saturday, June 13, 2015 10:03 AM

I watched it on DVD a week or so. I think it's a terrific, thought-provoking movie.

I think the impact of ULTRA was overstated a bit, and the actual code-breaking process had to be simplified. (If it wasn't, no movie watcher with an IQ under a zillion would understand it. I certainly wouldn't.)

We've had quite a few good WWII movies lately. This is one of the best.

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, June 13, 2015 10:21 AM

I liked it too. 8 out of 10 for me.

But I felt that it was about 50% personal drama and 50%, umm, about probably a key component of what turned the war. Which needs a bigger movie.

Bish, we cannot begin to debate that on here, or i should say even discuss it. But when I look around what continues to go on in the US, I have to say no one's much in a position to be handing out disgrace cards.

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Posted by the doog on Saturday, June 13, 2015 10:58 AM

GMorrison

Bish, we cannot begin to debate that on here, or i should say even discuss it. But when I look around what continues to go on in the US, I have to say no one's much in a position to be handing out disgrace cards.

Boym, ain't that the truth! My state's got to be among the worst!

Great movie though, and one about a real, true "Hero". Beer

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, June 13, 2015 11:00 AM

Ill see it again. Saw Fury, loved it.

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Saturday, June 13, 2015 11:10 AM

Been wanting to see it as well. At the moment, I've got my fair share of summer movies/shows to catch up on.

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, June 13, 2015 11:46 AM

I saw it in the movies a few months back while it was out. I thought that it was pretty good also. Yes it was over the top at times (as most movies of this type often are), but it did a very good job of telling an important story.

 

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Posted by rjhansen26 on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 8:27 AM

Check out the link below for more information, including a free simulator for your PC, on the ENIGMA machine itself.

www.cryptomuseum.com/.../enigma

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