Why you need 300 people to make one movie.

Last night I watched “The Imitation Game” directed by Morten Tyldum and beautifully shot by Oscar Faura. The story is inspired in Andrew Hodges’s book “Alan Turing: The Enigma” which I read recently and found fascinating. Not to be confused by this other book to be released in a few months by different authors. Here’s Turing’s Wiki page which has pretty much the same info as the movie.

But the point of this quick post is not about the movie itself, but the amount of people involved to make it. Not being a Michael Bay or James Bond movie, I was kinda shocked to see the final credits go on and on and on and on….

Curious (as always) to know WHY exactly did they need so many people, I found the complete “cast and crew” list and organized them by department.

The Imitation Game (2014) - Full Cast & Crew - IMDb


Almost 300 people worked on this film. With a $14 million  budget the movie already has grossed over $91 million. Not a bad investment if you ask me!

I’m gonna watch all the DVD extras, and if there’s anything interesting I’ll add it to this post.

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