Cover image for The imitation game
Title:
The imitation game
Author:
Tyldum, Morten, film director.
Publication Information:
Beverly Hills, CA : Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2015]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (114 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of "gross indecency, " an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense of homosexuality - little did officials know, they were actually incriminating the pioneer of modern-day computing. Famously leading a motley group of scholars, linguists, chess champions and intelligence officers, he was credited with cracking the so-called unbreakable codes of Germany's World War II Enigma machine. An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man, "The Imitation Game" a genius who under nail-biting pressure helped to shorten the war and, in turn, save thousands of lives.
General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.

Based on the book "Alan Turing : the enigma" by Andrew Hodges.

Special features: Feature commentary with director Morten Tyldum and screenwriter Graham Moore; The making of The Imitation Game; Deleted scenes.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
MPAA Rating: PG-13; for some sexual references, mature thematic material and historical smoking.
UPC:
013132622507
Format :
DVD

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During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst, and war hero Alan Turing to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of 'gross indecency,' an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense of homosexuality. Little did officials know they were actually incriminating the pioneer of modern-day computing.