I saw The Imitation Game last week and was totally absorbed. It is quite shocking when you realise that Turin was only pardoned for his homosexuality in 2003 by the Queen, yet he saved us from starvation and the Nazis. The film is BASED on the true story and it says this pretty plainly at the start. I think the little additions that are made to the biography are acceptable enough to make a brilliant film that left me pondering about the justice system of Britain and lots of ‘what if’ questions. Go and watch it.
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I haven’t talked about a film before. And maybe this will be the first and last time. Who knows? But I saw this film last week and I thought it was brilliant. Quite unusually, we couldn’t go on the day we’d wanted, because it was fully booked out. And when we went to the cinema. every seat was taken. Now I know there’s been a lot of hype about this film and to be honest, that usually puts me off. But this was different. I was absorbed from the start, the three hours passed in no time. I read somewhere that the film took two years to research. I would say the money was very well spent. But some of my friends disagreed. One said they found the constant submission of Mr Turner’s maid irritating, a figure of fun. But wasn’t she in love with Mr Turner, if not obsessed? Yes, he took advantage of her, but quite probably this was normal behaviour during those times. After all it is only relatively recently that domestic violence has become a crime and not that long ago men were permitted to beat their wives ‘to within an inch of their lives’. Another friend said they disliked the fact that Mr Turner was portrayed as not a nice man after all. But he was portrayed as flawed, a three dimensional character obsessed with his art. I think this film deserves every award it gets.
What! Yes that’s what I thought. A spam? Someone trying to pull a fast one? I didn’t believe it either
But no, it’s true. Biju of http://www.bijuviswanath.com emailed me yesterday after seeing my details on New Writing South. Why me? I asked. I like your ideas, he said.
After several emails back and forth, we skyped this morning and YES he wants to make a movie of my short story ‘A Mother’s Love’ due to be published next month. So we’re working together on the screenplay.