I love this time of year when all the movie costume exhibits start popping up with greater frequency as all the filmmakers vie for Hollywood cinema goers attention (often working in the industry themselves), in the key run up to awards season. The latest display to catch my eye is this duo of costumes worn by Mark Strong and Keira Knightley in the World War II code-breaking drama, The Imitation Game.
Alan Turing went on to assist in the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted by the U.K. government in 1952 for homosexual acts, which were illegal at the time. Forced to accept treatment in the form of oestrogen injections (a form of chemical castration), as an alternative to prison, the genius who is widely considered the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence died in 1954 from what is believed to be suicide.
If you're a fan of the actor, be sure to also check out his movie costume from Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, plus also his Matai Shang Thern costume from John Carter on display.
If you're an admirer of the actress, be sure to check out Keira Knightley's wedding gown from The Duchess, Oscar-winning costumes from Anna Karenina and multiple costumes from Pirates of the Caribbean.
This movie sounds like a must-see with its historic significance, both for the wartime importance and its gay rights injustices.