Over the weekend, Glenn and Tania got to watch one of the holiday seasons most anticipated new films - 'The Imitation Game'. The story centers around Alan Turning, a forgotten hero of World War 2 who helped cracked a secret Nazi code and whose work with computers helped lay the foundation for computer science and artificial intelligence. What did Glenn think of the film? Spoiler alert: he LOVED it. On radio this morning, Glenn reviewed the film and revealed how a tribute to the film's protagonist can be found in something you probably see everyday.
Below is Glenn's review from Facebook this morning:
The Imitation Game
Few stories are as inspiring and embarrassing as the story of Alan Turning. His is a name that effects all of us yet, no one knows it. A salute to him, some say, is hidden in plain sight in one of the worlds most popular logos. Once you know his story, you will never forget it and when you know two simple facts left out by the film you will forever be eager to tell his story.
What we chose to tell in a short chapter in the book Dreamers and Deceivers was only hinted at in the films epilogue. But what we did both tell is the story of the man who could see and do the impossible: build the worlds first computer. But the film told the dark side of the way we paid him back.
I will not to spoil the mystery of the film as my wife enjoyed trying to figure out the mystery element of this movie, but let's leave it at we have come a long way. I do not believe in social justice or any earthy justice as I believe man is too flawed to count on real justice in all cases. But it is always refreshing to see justice served as it has been in this case. What makes it even sweeter is the lack of guile, anger or judgement on him or the greatest generation. It just is and the viewer is left on his own to celebrate how far we have come.
I choose to view Alan's story as a victory that men, at some point, do get it right and congratulate the Weinstein group, producers, directors an writers for setting the record straight and putting this mans story where it belongs.
It is well written, well acted and the story allows the viewer to unwrap the story at their own pace just like all great Christmas gifts. Make no mistake, for history lovers or just those who love great movies this is just that- a gift.
Next, let's correct history on Tesla.
A must see. Opens this week.