It must be hard to make a movie about someone who achieved a lot. Do you focus on the person? Do you focus on the achievements? Or try to do justice to both, portraying the interplay between The Creator and The Creation?
Breaking the code (a 1996 U.K. documentary based on an earlier play) is a disappointing account of Alan Turing’s life for similar reasons Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs biography failed – they both talk about people whose work was…