Essay On The Imitation Game

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The movie titled “The Imitation Game” directed by Morten Tyldum is based on the true story of Alan Mathison Turing. This particular movie was inspired by the biographical book, “Alan Turing: The Enigma” written by Andrew Hodges. Alan Turing was a mathematician, cryptanalysis, and a well known war hero. In 1952, he worked at Bletchley Park, Britain’s code breaking center, during the Second World War. Subsequently, he cracked the Enigma, which is an electro-mechanical rotor cipher machine that generates a new code every 24 hours, used by Nazi Germany. A year later, he also cracked Germany’s Naval Enigma, which was an even more complicated design than the Enigma. This shortened the period of the war by two years, which in turn, saved millions…show more content…
Morten Tyldum, the director of the film, explains that what caused him taking up on this project was the fact that “[Alan] did all these amazing things, and he’s in the shadows of history. It’s all because he has this shameful ending as a gay man, where he’s ridiculed and his work suffered” (Castillo, Monica). If it were not for Turing, laptops, ipads, and other forms of technology would not have existed without the concept of computer science, and it definitely would not have been as advanced as it is today. On a side note, Alan Turing had cracked the Enigma with the help of another mathematician, Gordan Welchman, but cracked Germany’s naval Enigma single handedly (Hodges, Andrew). In effect, this shortened the war by two years, which in turn saved millions of people’s…show more content…
He cracked the Enigma’s codes by using a code deciphering machine called "Bombe". The film was moderately accurate as there were a few exaggerated points and errors such as what the machine was called. Despite the flaws, this film was a good one. Turing is seen as a war-hero even up to this day. Turing has impacted the world on a large scale as if it was not for him discovering the concept of computer science, our technology would not have been as advanced as it is
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