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cumbertrekky:

Early word from test screenings of The Imitation Game suggest that the Alan Turing code-breaking drama will offer one of Benedict Cumberbatch’s strongest performances to date. At the very least, it should erase memories of a certain other intel biopic - it rhymes with ‘the pith pestate’ – and bring cinematic redress to one of Britain’s most unfairly treated heroes. At best, the Oscars could be calling…

These exclusive stills from the new issue of Empire (on sale June 26) show Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, a mathematician who turned wartime code-breaker and brought his skills to bear cracking the German Enigma code. Alongside him (left) is Charles Dance as Commander Alastair Denniston, a fellow decrypter, who helped Turing spearhead Britain’s efforts to break the Nazi code. Lurking, fittingly, in the shadows is Mark Strong who plays legendary MI6/SIS head Stewart Menzies

Sadly for fans of enormous whirling machines and people poring over scraps of paper, The Imitation Game is not a remake of Enigma. Instead, Norwegian director Morten Tyldum, the man behind ace blackly-comic thriller Headhunters, is focusing on the struggles of the man himself – specifically his sexuality and the social pressures that weighed so heavily on him.

“It is such a complex story,” explains Tyldum in the magazine. “It was the gay rights element, but also how his ideas were kept secret and how incredibly important his work was during the war, that he was never given credit for it.”

Tyldum’s pledge is to make the story “as multi-sided as possible”, and to help him do that he can also call on the talents of Keira Knightley, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech and Matthew Goode.

The Imitation Game is out on November 14. Pick up the August issue of Empire, on sale on Thursday, for more on the movie.

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somelikeitpink:

According to Arwel he laughed so much because the troops seen in the background - they were training. And well everyone knows that they are not allowed to move in a way that they aren’t supposed to. So they all walked past, and you could watch how one after another did a double take and had a hard time not turning their heads to look when they realised who was standing there. So they just kept staring as long as they could out of the corner of their eyes…

somelikeitpink:

According to Arwel he laughed so much because the troops seen in the background - they were training. And well everyone knows that they are not allowed to move in a way that they aren’t supposed to.
So they all walked past, and you could watch how one after another did a double take and had a hard time not turning their heads to look when they realised who was standing there. So they just kept staring as long as they could out of the corner of their eyes…

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poetichero:

hannahbrokaw:

nowlifeissweetlikecinnamon:

duckydoom:

ah-its-too-much:

TIME TO DEDUCE.
We see that it is HIGHLY unlikely that Benedict is wearing any underwear under that sheet; we can visibly see his crack, and he barely catches that sheet before we see EVERYTHING. Can we just appreciate how many times they probably had to do this scene, and how many times it probably slipped ENTIRELY.

and the one time (according to the commentary) he became so tangled in the sheet he face planted.

"He fell like a tree! Because he couldn’t move his arms, he couldn’t move his legs. he just fell.  You hear him go ‘hhhggnk!’ crunching onto the floor and there’s Martin going ‘Ohoho!’”- Steven Moffat on Benedict face planting in the sheet

Mycroft is the best

This made me laugh so hard I’m literally drooling.

poetichero:

hannahbrokaw:

nowlifeissweetlikecinnamon:

duckydoom:

ah-its-too-much:

TIME TO DEDUCE.

We see that it is HIGHLY unlikely that Benedict is wearing any underwear under that sheet; we can visibly see his crack, and he barely catches that sheet before we see EVERYTHING. Can we just appreciate how many times they probably had to do this scene, and how many times it probably slipped ENTIRELY.

and the one time (according to the commentary) he became so tangled in the sheet he face planted.

"He fell like a tree! Because he couldn’t move his arms, he couldn’t move his legs. he just fell.  You hear him go ‘hhhggnk!’ crunching onto the floor and there’s Martin going ‘Ohoho!’”- Steven Moffat on Benedict face planting in the sheet

Mycroft is the best

This made me laugh so hard I’m literally drooling.