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Certainly well worth watching, but at times I found ...
on 4 July 2014
Certainly well worth watching, but at times I found the juxtaposition of drama and documentary unsettling. The film assumes he suicided, but is this really known for sure ? Several writers, for example Copeland, seem to think a reasonable probability of accidental death exists. Also, Turing did not break codes without the critical help of a group of other people, for example Flowers, all of whom possessed extreme talent in one field or another. The achievements that were his and his alone were those in mathematics, but of course they are hardly the stuff of emotional drama, whereas homosexuality and injustice are. Provided the viewer knows enough to make these distinctions the film is well acted and compelling.