Mathematicians at the Movies

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A still from 'The Imitation Game'

Cerebral, rational mathematicians would seem to be unlikely movie heroes, but in fact, quite a few films have been made about their adventures, including "The Imitation Game," the new movie starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, cracker of the Enigma code.

David Garland presents music to accompany equations, from "The Imitation Game," "Good Will Hunting," "A Beautiful Mind," and other mathematical films. Plus a quick look at the unusual music choices--percussive and classical--for the film "Birdman."

Below: Watch the trailer to "The Imitation Game:"

Trailer: "A Beautiful Mind"

Trailer: "Good Will Hunting:"