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Thread #156385   Message #3688139
Posted By: Mr Red
23-Dec-14 - 02:12 PM
Thread Name: I spy Tim van Eyken - now actor as well
Subject: RE: I spy Tim van Eyken - now actor as well
the WW2 German Navy version was called the Lorenz Cipher. It was never mentioned in the film.

The overhead pick-up wires were modern, high voltage. On railways not trams.

Tommy Flowers & Alan Turing met in 1939, he was asked by Turing about a programmable calculator. It was never mentioned in the film.

For a film based on fact there were too many unfacts for an altogether satisfactory experience. Much like the film Enigma purporting to place the story in American hands. Code-breakers would not have had full knowledge of allied ship movements but film showed it. All of these items were deliberately chosen. Not my usual fare of continuity errors, I didn't spot those.

Can't say how Tim did, I didn't know in advance, so wasn't looking out for him.

When I spot them in documentaries it makes you doubt everything after that.. Like a mole that changes cheeks - why was it necessary to mirror a clip? It can't happen accidently.