An Interview With Director Morten Tyldum And Screenwriter Graham Moore

2221 Words Aug 15th, 2016 9 Pages
In an interview with director Morten Tyldum and screenwriter Graham Moore, host Hank Green brought up many questions toward the accuracy and inaccuracy in regards to the scientific and historical aspect to their movie The Imitation Game, which Tyldum responds that “scientific discoveries (history) happens over time in life, but we have to make moments, and movie making (Hollywood) is all about moments” (“Alan Turing and The Imitation Game”). According to Tyldum, one goal is to make the movie “understandable and engaging to the viewers,” something that Hollywood films tend to do by twisting the traditional history lesson in hopes of capturing the purpose in a short time with its eureka and epiphany moments for viewers to relate. More often than not, these Hollywood blockbusters get a makeover without doing justice to the many historical aspects, even though it is “Based On A True Story,” told to make the movie more intriguing, more thrilling, and even more exciting for the wider audience. This, of course, is clear in the case of Oscar-winning film The Imitation Game, which attempts to recreate and tell the story of Alan Turing’s legacy and how according to Winston Churchill, “made the single biggest contributions to the war effort.” However, the film alters a number of historical facts, particularly the inaccurate depiction in the contributions leading up to decipherment of the Enigma machine and whether Alan Turing and his group, portrayed in the film, were the real members…

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