TIME AND PLACE:
Doors: 10am-6pm every day
@ IWM London, Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ
Tickets: £10 book online
Go behind the scenes of some of the most iconic war films which have captured the imagination of cinema-going audiences for generations.
This major exhibition explores how film-makers have found inspiration in compelling personal stories and gripping real events from wars of the past century. See how film-makers have used war’s inherent drama to translate stories of love and loss, fear and courage, triumph and tragedy into blockbusters for the big screen.
For the first time, Real to Reel: A Century of War Movies brings together a unique combination of film clips, costumes, props, scripts, sketches and designs, alongside original archival material and artefacts from IWM’s Collections.
Spanning decades and featuring over 200 objects, the exhibition includes items from films such as The Dam Busters, Where Eagles Dare, Apocalypse Now, Battle of Britain, Das Boot, Casablanca, Jarhead, Atonement and War Horse.
Delve into the historic events and experiences that have inspired the movies. Look at the man behind the myth in Lawrence of Arabia, through to the real events of D-Day which were vividly recreated in Saving Private Ryan.