#MediaMonday – “The Imitation Game”

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Happy #MediaMonday! Sure, a few months have gone by since the Oscars, but that doesn’t mean you got around to watching all the 2014 Best Picture Nominees.

If you haven’t already, you should check out “The Imitation Game.” It was nominated for 8 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and it won the award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay.

The film is based on the book Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges. So, what’s it about?
“A gripping story of mathematics, computers, cryptography, and homosexual persecution. Hodges tells how Turing’s revolutionary idea of 1936– the concept of a universal machine– laid the foundation for the modern computer. Turing brought the idea to practical realization in 1945 with his electronic design. This work was directly related to Turing’s leading role in breaking the German Enigma ciphers during World War II, a scientific triumph that was critical to Allied victory in the Atlantic. Despite his wartime service, Turing was eventually arrested, stripped of his security clearance, and forced to undergo a humiliating treatment program– all for trying to live honestly in a society that defined homosexuality as a crime.”

If you’re one of those people who likes to read the book before you see the film, you’re in luck because we have both on hand!

When you come in to pick up the movie, make sure you browse our collection of DVDs to see if anything else catches your eye.

We’ll leave you with the movie trailer. Enjoy!

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