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David Lagercrantz: Fall of Man in Wilmslow 

It is a novel. A fiction, not a documentary about the life of Alan Turing. This is important because people tend to take every word for granted, weighing it carefully, comparing it to proved facts about the man who helped to break Nazi Germany’s Enigma code.

David Lagercrantz takes those facts and some more (Alan’s homosexuality, his somehow awkward behaviour, his genius) and unfolds his story from the very last day of Alan’s life and the moment his corpse is discovered by a local policeman. This man, Detective Constable Leonard Corell, takes a very special interest in this case that seems to be nothing more than suicide. Step by step he dives deeper into the life and thinking of Alan Turing – a journey which doesn’t leave his own life untouched.

“(I)f indeed anyone was an unbreakable code then it was Alan himself.”

“The Fall of the Man in Wilmslow” is a thrilling story that hooks you from the very first page. If (and this is an if I only can claim for myself) you already know something about Alan Turing’s life and impact. Then you find hints you have read elsewhere, imagine pictures, films or documentaries you have seen or listen to and you will be able to find your pace between fact and fiction this novel is constantly mixing up. If you haven’t stumbled upon Alan Turing at all, you probably will be lost in between the complexity of the story that hops from the past to the present and back again, changes perspectives and comes  up with names and places you might find confusing because you have never heard of them. If you still want to find out more about Alan Turing, start with a biography (or click on the link given below).

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David Lagercrantz: Fall of the Man in Wilmslow. The death and life of Alan Turing. A Novel, MacLehose Press, about 9£.

You find more about Alan Turing here on my blog.

Sherlock: Die Braut des Grauens

Mit dem Special “Die Braut des Grauens” verpflanzen die Macher die erfolgreiche britischen Serie von der Moderne in ihre Ursprünge. Am Ostermontag kommt die synchronisierte Fassung ins deutsche Fernsehen (ARD, 21.45 Uhr).

Was zunächst als Weihnachtsspecial angekündigt wurde, erblickte am 1. Januar 2016 das Licht der Fernsehöffentlichkeit. Oder zumindest der Öffentlichkeit, die auf welchem Wege auch immer die Erstausstrahlung im ersten Programm der britischen BBC anschauen konnte. Dem Rest der Fans blieb immerhin der zum Teil zeitversetzte Gang ins Kino, denn in vielen Ländern weltweit durfte die Originalfassung im Umfeld der Fernsehausstrahlung auf die große Leinwand – außer in den deutschsprachigen Ländern.

Denn in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz hat die ARD die Erstausstrahlungsrechte an der synchronisierten Fassung und damit ganz offenbar das Recht, eine Kinoausstrahlung zu verhindern. Eine Ausstrahlung, die wohlgemerkt im englischen Original gezeigt worden wäre und somit ein anderes Publikum angesprochen hätte. Entsprechende Fragen verärgerter Fans beantwortete die ARD lediglich mit der Standardantwort eine Ausstrahlung im Kino sei nur in unmittelbarer Nähe zu einer Ausstrahlung im Fernsehen möglich (oder auch mit der Bitte später noch einmal nachzufragen)– was nach Recherchen der deutschsprachigen Webseite „Sherlock-DE“ so nicht stimmt. Immerhin wurde in China und Belgien „Die Braut des Grauens“ im Kino gezeigt, obwohl in beiden Ländern keine Termine für eine Fernsehausstrahlung feststehen. In Großbritannien war die Rückkehr des Meisterdetektivs auf die Fernsehschirme ein Quotenerfolg für die BBC, die eine Einschaltquote von 40,2 Prozent vermeldete. Über die Feiertage war “Sherlock” sogar die am meisten gesehene Sendung. Trotz der zeitgleichen Ausstrahlung ließen es sich 18.500 Fans nicht nehmen, „Sherlock“ im Kino zu genießen.

Eine Verneigung vor den Fans

Und ein Genuss war es tatsächlich. Wer nach den ersten Gerüchten, die Erfinder des zeitgenössischen „Sherlock“ Steven Moffat und Mark Gatiss würden ihre Version ins viktorianische England zurückversetzen, der Überzeugung war, beide hätten wahlweise den Verstand verloren oder seien am Ende ihrer Ideen angekommen, wird schon nach wenigen Minuten eines besseren belehrt. Zahlreiche Anspielungen und filmische Zitate aus den vorherigen Staffeln sind vor allem in den ersten Szenen nichts weniger als eine Verneigung vor den zahllosen Fans der Serie. Der Fortgang der Handlung und ihre Auflösung sind eine liebevolle Hommage an den Sherlock-Holmes-Erfinders Arthur Conan Doyle. Die Details erschließen sich wie auch schon bei den vorherigen Folgen erst bei mehrmaligem Anschauen, zu vielschichtig und scharfsinnig sind nicht nur die Dialoge – bei denen wie immer Benedict Cumberbatch den meisten Text lernen muss und in der unglaublichen Geschwindigkeit Sherlocks präzise artikuliert spricht. Martin Freeman als Dr. John Watson ist ihm ein mehr als ebenbürtiger Sparringspartner, der auch im viktorianischen Tweedanzug mehr ist als ein Wortgeber und tollpatischer Bewunderer. Zusammen sind sie ein kongeniales Team, das an Drehorten und im Studio so wirkt, als würden sie in ihren Schauspielerleben nie etwas anderes tun.

Erfolgreiche Hauptdarsteller

Dabei haben es wohl beide Schauspieler nicht mehr nötig, in die berühmte Adresse Baker Street 221B zurückzukehren. Martin Freeman wurde spätestens mit der dreiteiligen Verfilmung des „Hobbit“ einem weltweiten Millionenpublikum bekannt, stand als „Richard III“ auf der Bühne und faszinierte in der ersten Staffel der Fernsehserie „Fargo“. Benedict Cumberbatch brach im vergangenen Jahr als „Hamlet“ die Vorverkaufsrekorde für Londoner Theater, erhielt für seine Darstellung des Codeknackers Alan Turing in „The Imitation Game“ eine Oscar-Nominierung und stand  gerade als „Doctor Strange“ für die Titelrolle des Marvel-Helden vor der Kamera. Die vollen Terminkalender beider Hauptdarsteller sind wohl auch ein Grund dafür, dass neue „Sherlock“-Folgen nur im zweijährigen Rhythmus ausgestrahlt werden – wenn die Fans Glück haben. Doch sowohl Benedict Cumberbatch als auch Martin Freeman mögen die Serie offensichtlich, und die Macher arrangieren die Dreharbeiten entsprechend: die vierte Staffel wird im April diesen Jahres gedreht, eine Ausstrahlung in britischen Fernsehen könnte Anfang 2017 folgen.

Den Trailer zur “Braut des Grauens” gibt es hier.

You find my review of “The Abominable Bride” here.

 

So it’s Doctor Strange then

“I’m never bored”, John Watson says to Mycroft when asked what it is like living with his brother Sherlock. The same is true for Benedict Cumberbatch’s fans: When the actor isn’t busy solving crimes as the highly functioning sociopath who will be back in the special “The Abominable Bride” on New Year’s Day on BBC One he dives into all kind of topics – and takes the Cumbercollective on a fantastic trip into the unknown.

On that trip we  learned about Enigma and the Codebreakers at Bletchley Park when Benedict played Alan Turing in “The Imitation Game”. In  “Black Mass” we found ourselves in Boston in the 1970s where Benedict as William Bulger is not only a senator but also the brother of the criminal Whitey Bulger (Johnny Depp). We read William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” (again) to prepare for Benedict’s performance at the Barbican earlier this year. Luckily this was not only a once in a lifetime experience but another step in the career of that amazing actor who will be Richard III in the second series of BBC Two’s “The Hollow Crown” to be aired some when in 2016. (Because it’s a three part series, better prepare for it and read Henry VI and Richard III.).

And so it’s Doctor Strange then. A fictional superhero who protects earth from mysterious villains with the help of his own magical abilities – at least that is what I have learned so far. But it’s still time for diving into the unknown world of Marvel, open a new door and proving the fact that Benedict is just fantastic.

Doctor Strange will be released in the UK on 28th October.

Letters of Note II

The moment you free that huge coffee table book from its packings, you feel that is indeed something special. This is of course because of its size (21 x 3,5 x 28,9 cm) but it is also because of its content. As I wrote before when I had the first volume in my hands, “Letters of Note, Volume II” again makes letters available for readers and lure them into a very special place. The place – maybe the living room – is a very private one, normally not open for strangers, a place where letters were written in a time when the internet wasn’t even thought of.

So this book is a treat to dive into, to flick through its pages and get hooked by facsimiles, pictures or the name of the writer or their receivers. You want to have it within reach to hold it and re read certain letters again, so do make room on your shelves. And you’ll get letters by Abraham Lincoln, Aldous Huxley, Janis Joplin, Charlotte Brontë, Michelangelo, Alan Turing, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Florence Nightingale and many more. They tell stories of their writers, give  little insight looks into their lives at a special moment in time and will never leave you untouched.

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Photo: Petra Breunig

You will find different editions but even if you love reading ebooks (as I do), do yourself a favour and go for a hardcopy. It’s worth the money.

Unbound is a way of crowdfunding books directly by supporting their authors. Depending on how much money you want to spend, you get goodies and of course the books you are supporting. After signing up for Unbound – which is for free – and you have made up your mind to support a book you want to get to life, you’re getting emails keeping you updated on the progress the book is making.

Shaun Usher, Letters of Note II,  Unbound.

[Note: I was one of the subscribers and am very happy that this book  wouldn’t exist without me, as Shaun Usher wrote.

Bletchley Park – where the codebreakers are still alive

At the beginning: two confessions.
The first: The name “Bletchley Park” sounds familiar for me since years. I can’t remember why or can’t put my finger on the occasion when the place where hugely intelligent minds cracked the German Enigma code during the Second World War first appeared in my knowledge. And the fact that “Enigma” is connected to Alan Turing was always hidden somewhere in the far regions of my brain – maybe because of some history teacher back at school (a bow to him whoever he was).

The second: it needed a Benedict Cumberbatch to get my mind to work and bringing my knowledge back to me. So when it was confirmed that Benedict was about to play Alan Turing in “The Imitation Game” I happily dived into the topic, reading Andrew Hodges’ “The Enigma” and literally getting my hands on any possible information about the codebreaker that helped to shorten the war and saved millions of life. And soon enough I made up my mind to see  Bletchley Park for myself, a wish that came true in September of 2015.

Only about an hour train drive from London, Bletchley Park is a space packed with a huge pile of information about Enigma (there are lots of different machines on display),  both a replica of the original Bombe and the one used in the film “The Imitation Game” (that helped decoding the German messages very fast) and insight looks into life at wartime Bletchley Park with the help of sounds and voices at special spots throughout the place and with offices decorated with very much love to every single detail so that the rooms give the impressions their inhabitants are just off for a lunch break (as the sheet of paper in their typewriters say).

Alan Turing's desk Photo: Petra Breunig

Alan Turing’s desk Photo: Petra Breunig

Especially in Alan Turing’s office, looking at his desk with papers spreading everywhere, his wardrobe where clothes are stuffed carelessly inside and the radiator with a mug chained to, ready to be used in a moment, the past seems to be so alive that I expected Alan Turing tapping me on the shoulder when I carefully stared at his desk, taking a picture.

With the special exhibition  “The Imitation Game” about to end on November 1st 2015, some Benedict Cumberbatch fans who are in London for “Hamlet” at the Barbican may think about a visit – they should make up their mind.

[Update: The Imitation Game-exhibition will be open at least till July 2016  “due to popular demand”.

 

 

Bücher meines Jahres

Es ist wieder soweit. Das Jahr ist fast zu Ende – Zeit also für meine persönliche Lesebilanz des Jahres. Die wie auch schon im vergangenen Jahr völlig subjektiv ist.

Dass ich in 2014 mehr Bücher gelesen habe (37 statt 34 im vergangenen Jahr), liegt vielleicht daran, dass weniger dicke Schmöker dabei waren.
Gesamt: 38
E-Books: 7
Normale Bücher: 30
Englische: 17

Gelesen habe ich:

Edward St Aubyn:

Never Mind, Bad News, Some Hope, Mother’s Milk, At last, sowie Lost for Words – mein neuentdeckter Autor, dessen Themen nicht immer einfach sind, aber immer wunderbar geschrieben. Seine Bücher sind auch auf Deutsch erhältlich.

Neil Gaiman

Niemalsland, Der Ozean am Ende der Straße:
Beides sind Märchen für Erwachsene, die in fantastische Welten entführen, die gar nicht mal so weit weg von der realen Welt sind.
Ein liebevolles Märchen ist auch das E-Book “Hannah Halblicht” von Stefan Reinmann. Es ist auf allen gängigen Plattformen erhältlich.

Zu Alan Turing/ Enigma:

Robert Harris: Enigma; Sinclair McKay: The Secret Life of Bletchley Park, Fergus Mason: The tragic life of Alan Turing

Ian McEwan:

Der britische Autor schreibt nicht nur wunderbar. Seine bei Diogenes auf Deutsch erhältlichen Bücher sind auch ein gutes Beispiel dafür, dass eine Übersetzung dem Original gerecht werden kann.
Unschuldige
The Children Act (wird im Januar bei Diogenes auf Deutsch erscheinen und “Kindeswohl” heißen)
The Comfort of Strangers

Ken Follett: Kinder der Freiheit

Der letzte Teil der Trilogie um mehrere Familien, deren Geschichte auch die Europas ist. Leider ist die Übersetzung holprig und schadet dem Lesevergnügen.

Max Frisch:

Aus dem Berliner Journal – meine ausführlichere Besprechung gibt es hier.

Shaun Usher: Letters of Note

ist ein Buch, das man trotz seines Gewichts gerne zur Hand nimmt und sich in die Intimität des Briefeschreibens entführen lässt. Mittlerweile ist auch eine deutsche Übersetzung unter dem Titel “Briefe, die die Welt bedeuten” erschienen. Meine englische Besprechung gibt es hier.

Sherlock Holmes

Natürlich mussten es auch in diesem Jahr wieder Bücher über und mit dem großen Detektiv sein.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Das Zeichen der Vier (bei Diogenes)
Mitch Cullin: A Slight Trick of the Mind – eine liebevolle Hommage, von der ich (noch) keine deutsche Übersetzung gefunden habe. Meinen Tipp gibt es auf Deutsch und Englisch.
Sherlock Holmes – The Man who has never lived and will never die ist das Begleitbuch zur Sherlock-Holmes-Ausstellung im Museum of London und zeigt viel mehr als “nur” Sherlock Holmes.
Sherlock Chronicles – ein Muss für Sherlock-Fans

Klassiker:

William Shakespeare: Henry V, Hamlet, Richard III.
Wirklich nicht neu, aber neuentdeckt mit den liebevollen zweisprachigen Ausgaben, die bei Ars Vivendi erschienen sind. Wer sparen möchte und nicht unbedingt ein druckfrisches Buch haben muss, kann sie auch antiquarisch kaufen. Ich bin bei booklooker.de fündig geworden.

Franz Kafka

Saul Friedländers Biografie ist eine gute Einführung in Werk und Leben des Schriftstellers.

Gut unterhalten fühlte ich mich mit:

John Green: The Fault in our Stars (Das Schicksal ist ein mieser Verräter) – ist einfach nur zum Heulen schön.
David Grann: Die versunkene Stadt Z – auf der Suche nach einer Stadt und einem Forscher
Donna Leon: Das goldene Ei – der alljährliche Guido-Brunetti-Fall
Ingrid Noll: Hab und Gier – gut, aber es gibt bessere Romane der Autorin
Bernhard Schlink: Die Frau auf der Treppe – typisch guter Bernhard Schlink
Chris Chibnall/ Erin Kelly: Der Mörder ist unter uns – ist das Buch zur britischen Fernsehserie “Broadchurch” und mindestens genauso spannend.
Dave Eggers: Der Circle – so könnte die Arbeit bei Google aussehen.
Donna Tartt: The Goldfinch (Der Distelfink) – gut, aber mit Längen
Saskia Goldschmidt: Die Glücksfabrik – die Geschichte einer Pharmafabrik vor dem Hintergrund des Dritten Reichs.
Alan Bennett: Leben wie andere Leute – der Autor blickt auf das eigene Leben zurück.

A tribute to a true hero

With anniversaries of both World Wars, it seems we are flooded with documentaries, books and radio plays. And even despite the fact that this topic is a very important one, people could be bored getting another film situated in the Second World War.

“The Imitation Game” is not just another film about one of the darkest periods in European history. It is a tribute to the true hero Alan Turing who helped breaking the German enigma code, win the war for the allies and saved thousands of lives. But it’s also a tragedy. Alan, who people always looked at as somehow different, awkward and not of this world, lived the life of a man who always was true to himself. He deeply cared for his work as a mathematician, dived into solving any problem and was – for all we learn from the people who knew him –  a very warm hearted man who happened to be gay in a time when homosexuality was illegal.

“You need me more than I need you.” Alan Turing in his job interview

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Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing – from a trailer of “The Imitation Game”. Screenshot: pb

Director Morten Tyldum’s film is all you want to have in a really good movie: it is heartwarming, funny, heartbreaking, sad and thrilling. And it is a story about Alan Turing (played by Benedict Cumberbatch), a man who loyally served his country, lived with all the secrets about his work at Bletchley Park during the war but instead of celebrating him as a war hero and giving him all the honour a country could give, was prosecuted for his sexuality, treated with oestrogens, intending to free him of his homosexuality. And if this wasn’t enough he was considered being unreliable of keeping secrets and was refused to continue his cryptographic work for the British Government Communications Headquarters.

Benedict Cumberbatch performs the role of his life. His Alan is vulnerable, arrogant, funny and he always does and says what he thinks is right at this special moment. And even if he doesn’t say anything, you know exactly what is going on in his mind – you just have to look to realise what only a brilliant actor is able to do: telling a whole story with a tiny movement within his face. The scenes with Keira Knightley who is Joan Clarke, a fellow mathematician and cryptanalysis who was in a relationship with Alan and still cared very deeply for him till his death and even afterwards, are far away from any kitsch film makers could squeeze into them.

“The Imitation Game” is the must see film of this winter. It deserves all the awards the film industry has to offer.

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More about Alan Turing:

Andrew Hodges: The Enigma – the biography the film is based on. Read my review here.

Sinclair McKay: The Secret Life of Bletchley Park

Alan M. Turing: Centenary Edition

Official page of The Imitation Game

Bletchley Park

Bletchley Park Podcast – Apple users click here.

Andrew Hodges: The Enigma

One of the things coming with being a fan of Benedict Cumberbatch is getting to know about books you’ve never heard of and you probably never would have read because they simply exist out of your horizon – or are simply not available in your country and language.

Andrew Hodges’ “The Enigma” is such a book that appeared in my life just because I learned back in 2013 that Benedict was about to play Alan Turing in the film “The Imitation Game”. Surprisingly enough I did know that Alan Turing was the man that helped breaking the German Code during the Second World War with the help of the Enigma machine – something I must have stumbled upon during school (thanks to my teachers and German curriculum).

“For him there had to be a reason for everything;
 it had to make sense – and to make one sense, not two.”

Because of the topic – oh God, it has something to do with maths which I’ll never understand in German how could I handle this in English?! – I tried and failed getting a German version of Hodges’ book when I wanted it. So I gave an English kindle version a try just because it is cheaper and you know you do have a dictionary at hand when you are lost in language and maths. But I hardly needed it because Andrew Hodges did a very good job walking on the edge in between historical facts, technical explanations and bringing a man to life that was not only far ahead of his time when it comes to science or technology. He also was a man struggling to find his own way in a society that couldn’t cope with homosexuality as a normal form of living and loving but made it illegal forcing women and men to live their lives like criminals.

“Like any homosexual man, he (Alan) was living an imitation game, not in the sense of conscious play-acting, but by being accepted as a person that he was not”, Hodges writes. Being a highly intelligent man, Alan Turing didn’t care about his appearance but concentrated on his work and somehow on his own world in which the simple and clear rules of science were all that matter at least to him. But he also was very well aware of the fact that the society he lived in wouldn’t tolerate his sexuality: “He had wanted the commonest in nature; he liked ordinary things. But he found himself to be an ordinary English homosexual atheist mathematician. It would not be easy.”

Andrew Hodges’ autobiography is full of historical facts, science stuff and biographical details that show that the author did a very proper and deep research. Far more it is a tribute to Alan Turing – full of love and admiration – who thought about computer and the way they might think and communicate with one another long before the word had it’s meaning and long before the word internet was even invented.  “Enigma” is a historical document and a thrilling novel that is a joy to read.

Andrew Hodges: Alan Turing – The Enigma, Vintage Books
Deutsche Ausgabe: Springer-Verlag, Wien.

 

Cumbercollective: Fans that are different

So you do have a hobby? You are addicted to your plants in the garden, you’re passionate when it comes to cooking and baking and you are a fan of a football  team? Relax, everything is fine, there is nothing to worry about – at least till it comes to Benedict Cumberbatch. What a comparison, you may think (I see you are shaking your head) but think it over.

Have a look at the meaning of  “fan” and you’ll find explanations like “enthusiast”or “admirer”  – which is exactly what fans do when their team wins the match: they cry, they laugh, they jump and they have nothing else to talk about when they meet other fans no matter if they’re meeting online or in real life.
Fans of Benedict Cumberbatch gather in front of the telly to watch a film or a series the British actor takes part. They cry, they laugh, they jump and they have nothing else to talk about when they meet other fans not matter if they’re meeting online or in real life.

“Your loyalty means a lot.
It gives me courage to take risks
and enjoy what I’m doing.”
Source: Indiatoday

Of course you get the parallels. Would you say being a fan of lets say football makes you automatically insane and stupid? No? Why do you think Benedict’s fans are insane and stupid? Why do you think that they are foolish girls only dreaming of their idol, unable to talk in full sentences, only sighing and swooning and screaming? It’s because you don’t really understand what this fandom is about, maybe because you only read the headlines of the yellow press which will always use “Cumberbitches” to lure more clicks on their websites and more readers to their papers instead of keeping up to date and do their researches properly as Sherlock would grumble.

To set the record straight: Yes, members of the Cumbercollective (and of course the author of this blog) are chatting about Benedict, his appearance (Did you see his hair? Doesn’t this colour fit him well?), his beautiful voice (best listened to with earphones), his hands (yes, they are very huge) or his clothes (Tuxedos & suits! Scarfs & Flipflops! Hats & Glasses!). With his ability to play every characters on the big screen, on telly or doing radio plays, Benedict proves that he is in fact a class of his own. And he forces his fans stretch their brains, learning about such different topics like code breaking because of Alan Turing and the upcoming film “The Imitation Game”, motion caption and JRR Tolkien because of the dragon Smaug in “The Hobbit” or tyres and high speed cars because he was at the Formula 1 race in Kuala Lumpur. (Yes, there are pics from an Jaguar ice driving course in Finland – but who cares about the cars?)

It is true that fans come together because Benedict is out there, but what is so special about this fandom is that many fans are grown-up women, getting their daily stuff done in real life, are interested and well informed about such different things as literature, films, sports, architecture, history and politics. Many are fluent in at least two languages – English is mandatory if your want to listen to Benedict’s voice – and always ready to help. Want a magazine from another country, a mug from a shop that doesn’t ship abroad, tips for your next trip to US, not sure if the DVD works in your country, badly in need of a live stream? Just drop a line on twitter – and get answers.
Don’t worry if it takes a few hours till they get back to you: Cumbercollective as a whole is always wide awaken and literally everywhere in the world. Due to time shifts they are on duty or simply asleep.

Benedict Cumberbatch rules the Oscars

Watching the Oscars is a very predictable thing. There will be lots of beautiful ladies with beautiful robes trying not to fall over, looking all gorgeous. Well most of them. There will be lots of guys looking very dapper in their suits. And there is Benedict Cumberbatch.

Of course he looks very dapper in his Spencer & Hart suit and we all were relieved seeing his hair curling and going back to his natural colour (yes there is a bit of grey in it). It seems that Benedict really enjoyed being on the Red Carpet, THE reddest and most important carpet existing in film industry. Looking relaxed, happy and smiling all over his face, he actually belongs there, in the middle of all of these stars who all pretend being very important and very Hollywood -ish. Benedict rules them all.

“It’s a non stop party. 
We’re going non verbal and dance.”
Benedict Cumberbatch after the ceremony

Despite the fact that he wasn’t nominated for an Oscar and Cumbercollective is sure he will be in for one next year probably for the upcoming film about Alan Turing “The Imitation Game”,  Benedict was the hidden winner of the ceremony. Yes, he presented Catherine Martin together with Jennifer Garner  for the award for best production design for The Great Gatsby. He cried during Lupita Nyong’s accepting speech for best supporting actress, he smiled and laughed on stage together with the crew of “12 Years a Slave”  and couldn’t stop smiling through all the interviews he gave before and after the ceremony.

Lupita Nyong and Benedict Cumberbatch. Screenshot: pb

Benedict seemed to be and still is all over the internet and especially twitter went mad when fans realized that he really was photobombing U2, giving nothing at all to ceremonial rules by being DorkyBatch and apparently being very proud of himself.

The photobombing shared by @fangirlfreak21 on Twitter

A feeling he shared with his fans lots of them watching the Oscar broadcast no matter how late or early it was due to timeshift, giggling and smiling with their beloved man, demanding only one thing: Please don’t behave like an adult, Benedict, and give us more of your DapperDorkBatch. You’ll get more of these writings and more Cumbercupcakes, ehm Muffins as you name them.

Photobomb – in Cupcakes by @vereentjoengB
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