To start the day …. “A Strong Message of Hope”!!


The 87th Academy Awards - Press Room - Los Angeles

~~February 24, 2015~~

Oscars 2015: ‘The Imitation Game‘ Writer Graham Moore Gives Most Moving Acceptance Speech Of The Night

OSCAR FOR ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: THE IMITATION GAME

Stay weird, stay different

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I didn’t watch the Oscars, I have them recorded and may watch it later … or not. 

As the event unfolded, some tweets were coming in and one caught my eye about this young man who has said something along the lines of “suicide and being weird”. This prompted me to start searching and I found that there are many out there trying to “explain” and “dissect” this young man’s acceptance speech. 

As I’ve listened to it, please, let it be. Stop trying to interpret his words beyond a simple meaning of who “being different” (whatever that may be) can affect a young person’s life to such a degree that they may consider taking their own lives.

Take it at face value: this is a message of hope. 

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My interpretation without exhausting it to bits …

Don’t give up. Even though things look bad at the time, there’s always the possibility of them getting better. There’s a possibility of such success (whatever that may be) that you could be in a position that you have never imagined …. and your troubles, feelings and depression didn’t defeat you. 

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When first-time Academy Award nominee and winner Graham Moore opened up about feeling “weird,” “different, and like he “did not belong,” many assumed the screenwriter and author was alluding to being a then-closeted homosexual. Perhaps it was his deep connection with The Imitation Game’s protagonist Alan Turing, a gay man who ultimately took his own life because he was a gay man living in an extremely homophobic Britain. Moore clarified his speech at the Oscars’ Governors Ball.

“I’m not gay,” Moore told BuzzFeed News, “but I’ve never talked publicly about depression before or any of that, and that was so much of what the movie was about — it was one of the things that drew me to Alan Turing so much.” He continued to expand on the universal feeling of being “other” at times in our lives before touching on another (mostly) universal tendency: practicing your Oscars speech with a shampoo bottle.

“It’s the kind of thing that I’ve imagined since I was a teenager,” Moore said, explaining how surreal it was to actually be reciting a story he’d been “imagining in the shower and in front of mirrors.” Luckily for him, all those years of rehearsing paid off in spades.

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Moore scored the Oscar for his work on The Imitation Game, the movie that, on the surface, deals with Alan Turing’s quest to crack the Nazi enigma code during World War II. The Imitation Game, however, was more than just a war film; it explored Alan Turing’s personal trials as a homosexual living in Britain at a time when homosexuality was considered a crime. Turing’s story was, for whatever reason, widely unknown to popular culture until Moore’s film hit Hollywood. (Turing was posthumously pardoned by the British government for his “crime” in 2013.) So, when Moore won this evening, he used his time in the spotlight to inspire weirdness.

“In this brief time here, what I want to use it to do is to say this,” Moore said after receiving his statue from Oprah. “When I was 16 years old, I tried to kill myself because I felt weird, and I felt different, and I felt like I did not belong. And, now I’m standing here. So, I would like this moment to be for that kid out there who feels like she’s weird, or she’s different, or she feels like she doesn’t fit in anywhere. Yes, you do. I promise you do. Stay weird. Stay different. And, then when it’s your turn, and you are standing on this stage, please pass the same message to the next person who comes along.”

Be yourself. That was the heart of Moore’s speech because, as The Imitation Game’s characters repeat throughout the movie, “it’s the very people who no one imagines anything of who do the things no one can imagine.”

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By: HAYDEN MANDERS

“As it appears in …. full read/credit”

http://www.refinery29.com/2015/02/82709/graham-moore-oscars-speech

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~Oscars 2015: Graham Moore Tells Kids to ‘Stay Weird, Stay Different’~

~Published on Feb 23, 2015~

Graham Moore spoke out about his attempted suicide and sent an inspiring message to young people everywhere. He won the Oscar for best adapted screenplay for The Imitation Game. In his speech, he mentions his struggle with depression and consideration of suicide.

Moore won Best Adapted Screenplay for “The Imitation Game” at Sunday’s Oscars, and he used the win to give a powerful speech about suicide awareness and depression.

“I tried to commit suicide at 16 and now I’m standing here,” he said. “I would like for this moment to be for that kid out there who feels like she doesn’t fit in anywhere. You do. Stay weird. Stay different, and then when it’s your turn and you are standing on this stage please pass the same message along.”

The Imitation Game” is about the life and achievements of the late Alan Turing, the British mathematician and cryptanalyst who helped solve the Enigma code during World War II. After the war he was prosecuted for homosexuality in Britain and died by suicide in 1954 at 41 years old.

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Movie Time …. “The Imitation Game”!!


~~December 30, 2014~~

“SOMETIMES IT’S THE PEOPLE WHO NO ONE IMAGINES ANYTHING OF THAT DO THE THINGS THAT NO ONE CAN IMAGINE”

~Quote from the movie~

It is already a c. I just saw “The Imitation Game” … a movie depicting Alan Turing’s story, the decoding of “war messages” by Germany & his personal story. He was an exquisitely talented man … tormented by his hidden, illegal homosexuality. Convicted in England. He chose chemical castration rather than jail time. He committed suicide at 41 years of age. He’s the “father of computers”.

Humanity owes him quite a lot! Hats off, Mr. Turing!!

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Alan Mathison Turing, OBE, FRS (23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954) was a British pioneering computer scientist, mathematician, logician, cryptoanalyst, philosopher, mathematical biologist, and marathon and ultra distance runner. He was highly influential in the development of computer science, providing a formalization of the concepts of “algorithm” and “computation” with the Turing machine, which can be considered a model of a general purpose computer. Turing is widely considered to be the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence.

During the Second World War, Turing worked for the Government Code and Cypher School (GC&CS) at Bletchley Park, Britain’s codebreaking centre. For a time he led Hut 8, the section responsible for German naval cryptanalysis. He devised a number of techniques for breaking German ciphers, including improvements to the pre-war Polish bombe method, an electromechanical machine that could find settings for the Enigma machine. Winston Churchill said that Turing made the single biggest contribution to Allied victory in the war against Nazi Germany. Turing’s pivotal role in cracking intercepted coded messages enabled the Allies to defeat the Nazis in several crucial battles. It has been estimated that the work at Bletchley Park shortened the war in Europe by as many as two to four years.

After the war, he worked at the National Physical Laboratory, where he designed the ACE, among the first designs for a stored-program computer. In 1948 Turing joined Max Newman’s Computing Laboratory at Manchester University, where he assisted development of the Manchester computers and became interested in mathematical biology. He wrote a paper on the chemical basis of morphogenesis, and predicted oscillatingchemical reactions such as the Belousov–Zhabotinsky reaction, first observed in the 1960s.

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Turing was prosecuted in 1952 for homosexual acts, when such behavior was still criminalized in the UK. He accepted treatment with oestrogen injections (chemical castration) as an alternative to prison. Turing died in 1954, 16 days before his 42nd birthday, from cyanide poisoning.

The autopsy concluded that the cause of death was asphyxia due to cyanide poisoning and ruled a suicide.

An inquest determined his death a suicide; his mother and some others believed it was accidental. In 2009, following an Internet campaign, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown made an official public apology on behalf of the British government for “the appalling way he was treated”. Queen Elizabeth II granted him a posthumous pardon in 2013.

“As it appears in …. “

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Turing

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The Imitation Game is a 2014 historical thriller film about British mathematician, logician, cryptoanalyst and pioneering computer scientist Alan Turing, a key figure in cracking Nazi Germany’s Enigma code that helped the Allies win the Second World War, only to later be criminally prosecuted for his homosexuality. It stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Turing and is directed by Morten Tyldum with a screenplay by Graham Moore, based on the biography Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges.

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“It will work” 

It had its world premiere at the 41st Telluride Film Festival in August 2014. It also featured at the 39th Toronto International Film Festival in September where it won “People’s Choice Award for Best Film”, the highest award of the festival. It had its European premiere as the opening film of the 58th BFI London Film Festival in October and was released theatrically in the United Kingdom on 14 November, and in the United States on 28 November.

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~~SOURCES~~

http://www.turing.org.uk/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/people/alan_turing

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~~The Imitation Game – Official Trailer~~

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~~Published on Jul 21, 2014~~

In THE IMITATION GAME, Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted by the UK government in 1952 for homosexual acts which the country deemed illegal.

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