Talk:Enigma (2001 film)
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The criticism section refers to the Hollywoodisation - is that part of the story different to the book ? -- Beardo 05:57, 31 March 2007 (UTC)
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BetacommandBot 06:58, 26 October 2007 (UTC)
The Link #4 contains a slash the filename "http://...blah.html/" ^ The enigma of Alan Turing - The Guardian London, 19 June 2007 retrieved 2007-08-09. Removing the slash should fix the problem. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 12:42, 22 November 2007 (UTC)
I'm dismayed to see only a minimal reference (Alan Turing's name, with a link to a general article on Turing) to the fact that the real codebreaker Alan Turing doesn't get a mention. What is going on here is a classic case of 'de-gaying'. The real hero - who of course was gay and was imprisoned for it after the war by a scandalously ungrateful nation - is turned into a straight one, surely for no good reason other than fear of scaring off audiences. The 'Criticism' section of this article makes things worse by focusing entirely on the insult to Poland's role in and before the Second World War (the traitor just happened to be Polish). This is very fair criticism, of course, but it would surely be fairer if the insult to Turing's memory were mentioned and explained in the same section. While masquerading as a portrayal of historical fact, the film distorts it again and again.188.8.131.52 (talk) 14:15, 26 July 2015 (UTC)
Following on from my previous comment, I now see that the Dutch version of this article mentions Turing at length, in a section entitled 'History and fiction'. It also adds a justification for making the traitor Polish (he supposedly lost a brother in the Katyn massacre), but emphasises that this element is equally fictitious - which to my mind just goes to show how far the filmmakers were prepared to depart from historical reality. For once the English version of a Wikipedia article - which unfortunately is the one everyone is guided to by Google (especially since the film is English-language) - is less detailed, and above all less accurate, than one in another language. In this case there's no particular reason why it should be the Dutch version, since the topic isn't related to Holland - the Dutch version simply provides more information.184.108.40.206 (talk) 14:33, 26 July 2015 (UTC)