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Here at the London Film Museum
Here at the London Film Museum we celebrate all aspects of the British Film Industry. Since we started in 2008 we have been collecting and displaying items both historical and contemporary from major films.
Our aim is to provide a fun environment for people to enjoy, while learning things they didn’t know, and taking away some good memories.
There are hundreds of movies filmed in this country that people don’t realise, from Superman, Indiana Jones, and Batman to modern day films such as Green Zone and Clash of the Titans. Then there are the obvious ones like Sherlock Holmes and Harry Potter which are unmistakeably British. And if the film locations may not be British, you can pretty much guarantee that there is someone working on the film from this country. People who work behind the scenes are just as important to the whole process, as the ones in front of the cameras. For instance, we have a display of armour by Terry English, the world’s finest armourer, who has created costumes for Harry Potter, Excalibur, and Aliens.
Inside you can see iconic pieces such as the original Rank Organisation Gong, and spend some time getting your photo taken on the recreation of the Star Wars Tantive IV set courtesy of Lucasfilm*.
We are a constantly changing museum with new exhibits arriving all the time. You can keep up to date with new developments by signing up for our newsletter or checking back on the site on a regular basis.
Ray harryhausen – myths and legends exhibition
We are pleased to announce that the London Film Museum has opened its latest exhibition.
Entitled “Ray Harryhausen – Myths and Legends” – the exhibition focuses on the work of Ray Harryhausen and showcases the techniques he used to bring his Dynamation creatures to life.
The launch date was an extra special one as this was also Ray’s 90th Birthday.
Ray is the father of modern day special effects. Without his imagination and wonderful fantasy films made in the 1940s, 50s, 60s and 70s there would probably be no George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Nick Park or Peter Jackson. It was Ray who inspired these fantasy filmmakers and it is to him that each one credits Ray as their inspiration.
Ray began his art after seeing King Kong (1933) and following his first feature film Mighty Joe Young in 1949 went on to develop a technique known as Dynamation, which is a process that allows animated models to be integrated with live action. Other films followed, amongst which were The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms (1952), 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957), The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958), Jason and the Argonauts (1963), One Million Years BC (1966), The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973) and Clash of the Titans (1981).
The exhibition has been put together by the London Film Museum Advisory Panel including Leslie Hardcastle (founder of MOMI) and Jonathan Sands (Chief Executive of the museum), and with kind permission from The Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation.It was funded by the museum and a contribution is made to the Foundation on an ongoing basis.
The exhibition will be with us until June 2011 and is included in the entrance cost of the museum.