Accuracy, Truth and Pictorial Reality in the Story told in “The Imitation Game” – notes of a conversation with Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley – by Gary S. Smolker
Posted by Gary S. Smolker
February 17, 2015 (4:30 A.M., PST)
Last night I attended “A conversation with Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley” sponsored and organized by “The New York Times” and The Toronto International Film Festival.
Below is a copy of the email correspondence that I initiated after that.
I have a lot more to say about Benedict Cumberbatch and “The Imitation Game.”
Gary S. Smolker, Publisher
Gary S. Smolker Idea Exchange Blog
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 (4:30 a.m., PST)
- Knightley – There are time constraints, i.e., the length of the movie.
- Cumberbatch – People go to see films about reality, not literal truth but a narrative journey that gets to the truth. Films are a “pictorial reality” that create a deeper understanding of the truth.
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- Benedict Cumberbatch is an absolutely brilliant and articulate person.
- From my perspective and for my benefit, the program/conversation was well worth attending.
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