War Horse Film Secrets to be Revealed

3rd November 2016

Andy Robertshaw, one of the UK’s most exciting military historians and lead advisor on the set of Steven Spielberg’s iconic film War Horse, will reveal the secrets of the film industry at an event at Perth Museum and Art Gallery next week. On Saturday 12th November from 2pm – 3pm, he will present a scintillating behind the scenes talk on how the BAFTA and Academy Award nominated film was brought together.

War Horse was released in 2011 and produced by Steven Spielberg with screenplay by Lee Hall and Richard Curtis, and starred Jamie Mullan, Emily Watson and Benedict Cumberbatch as well as James Bond hopeful, Tom Hiddleston. The film met with very positive reviews and was nominated for six Academy Awards, two Golden Globes and five BAFTAs.

Andy Robertshaw was lead historical consultant for the film, advising the production team on the correct and historically accurate presentation of the costumes, the sets, the activities of the actors ensuring all the details were as precise as possible. Andy’s talk will five an insight into the process of making movies and historical accuracy in the production process, as well as offering a unique behind the scenes perspective on War Horse and how it came to life on the big screen.

This event forms part of a season of commemorative exhibitions and events entitled Perth & Kinross Remembers including:

Art of War (1 October 2016 – 25 February 2017) Perth Museum & Art Gallery: An exhibition examining the way in which modern conflict has been documented by artists from the Victorian period to the present day. Guided tour: 30 November 2016. 1-1.30pm.

Flowers of the Forest (8-16 November) A.K. Bell: This exhibition draws on research and memorialisation projects undertaken by local community groups.

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