Confusions and Connections

Enigma and Turing in The Imitation Game’s new trailer

The brand new trailer for The Imitation Game is out.

This trailer isn’t that much different than the other ones that we have seen. It does go into the recruitment of Turing and his team in more detail as well as briefly giving a glimpse into what ended in his suicide in 1954.
The EndWhat we learn from the new trailer is more about the Enigma machine and the code it used to encrypt the messages. As well as the race to save lives. Breaking this code would be a massive breakthrough into what the enemy, Germany, was thinking and what they would do next.

A piece of Turing’s genius is in the way that he thinks that he can use a machine to break into the “mind” of another. What today we would call reverse engineering Figuring out how it works and then making a machine to do what the Enigma machine did but by itself.
Bombe working to decode Enigma

The one thing I am wondering is if they are going to blow the dust of the two Bombe machines they have at Bletchley Park that were used in the 2001 Kate Winslet film Enigma. They are great props. The wiring is made out of plated string and they plug in via a “kettle lead”

The Imitation Game is a nail-biting race against time following Alan Turing (pioneer of modern-day computing and credited with cracking the German Enigma code) and his brilliant team at Britain’s top-secret code-breaking centre, Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II. Turing, whose contributions and genius significantly shortened the war, saving thousands of lives, was the eventual victim of an unenlightened British establishment, but his work and legacy live on.

Breaking into UK cinemas November 14, 2014
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