They had me at Charles Dance.
Well this looks pretty damn good...
alan turing is definitely a very interesting guy, hope cumberbitch can do him justice. he was great in sherlock but his movie roles have been terrible, with bad over acting and enunciation (star trek, hobbit)
Astonishingly, he's fucking AMAZING when pretending to be a sexually ambiguous upper-class Englishman. He could play the exact same character he played in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and be perfect.
Last edited by khorum; 07-22-2014 at 09:24 PM.
WTB Cryptonomicon movie but this is close enough.
How is this movie going to pull off the mandatory Hollywood romance subplot when the protagonist is gay? No women will ever like this movie. I'm calling it as a box office flop right now.
P. S. Cryptonomicon is the most overrated piece of shit ever. That book was so bad it made me angry. Halfway through I wanted to quit reading, but I still had some hope that it could possibly turn into something coherent by the end (it's a very long book, there was plenty of room for potential still) but then it just kept getting worse and worse. I'd watch a Cryptonomicon movie with the same disgusted fascination that I'd watch the flaming wreckage of a collision between a coal train and a bus full of 20-25 year old nuns.
I'm amazed Supertouch has yet to come here and complain that it's not clear Turing is a fag. Probably to busy re-watching the Crying Game for the millionth time.
I hope they include the government-ordered castration.
He was integral to the cracking of the Enigma Machine. Couldn't they have let him fuck all the legal age dudes he wanted?
More people will know about him because of the movie so that satisfy's point #1, as far as point #2 if people are that interested they can find out more about him. Otherwise I don't see what place it has in a film unless they just refer to it and have his co-conspirators react....
Edit: This also happened well after the war, is this a biopic or a story about breaking enigma?
Last edited by Brando; 10-03-2014 at 02:01 AM.
Araysar confirmed Commie:
Originally Posted by Araysar
I'm really looking forward to this, I've always admired Alan Turing.
B.Net: TJT#1179"Let go your earthly tether. Enter the void. Empty, and become wind."
I wonder if there truly is no gay sex scene in this film, or if they're simply not putting any hint of it in the trailer so as not to turn away too many potential viewers.
Any person really who is interested in this film will already know, which is why I don't think there pushing the whole thing....
I agree that if you didn't like Cryptonomicon then reading it all the way through is only a sign that you lack the resolve to trust your own personal judgement of the material, of all the potential failings of the book what you did was easily worse.
Personally, I liked the book, it wasn't "best book evar" scale for me, but wasn't bad.
As for the movie, i'm very eager to see it. Reading about Alan Turing when I was a child was one of the reasons I got into IT in the first place.
Saw an advanced screening of this tonight, all around an excellent movie with good showings from each of the actors. Rather than doing a simple biography the movie tells the personal story and drama by using three time periods: 1950s, his work during WW2, and some childhood experiences. The way it was woven together helped the movie flow and give insights into what made Turing who he was. The screenwriter and Allen Leech were there afterwards to do a panel discussion and touch on the research and process that went into making the film. One of the things the writer mentioned was wanting to do some focus on Turing's post war work if they had another 30 minutes of screen time.
hmm no after war stuff that sucks.. that was most of his best work it was crazy the stuff he was working on, with just basic electronics.
There was a lot of fucking filler in the back third of the book, for a book that did not need to be any longer than it already was.
Giving this a bump. Thought it was a fantastic film.
cant wait for this.
yeah closest theater for me was like 2.5 hrs away fuck that
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