Sad news as we learn British cinematographer Douglas Slocombe has died at the age of 103, his family has said. Slocombe shot over a hundred movies and became one of the finest cinematographers who ever lived. Steven Spielberg chose Slocombe to shoot Raiders of the Lost Ark as well as the other two Indy movies. He was in his 70's when Spielberg asked him!
From the BBC:
In 1939 he filmed some of the earliest fighting of World War Two in Poland.
He won Baftas for the Great Gatsby, The Servant, and Julia, while his other work included the Italian Job and Jesus Christ Superstar.
Among his own favourites was Kind Hearts and Coronets, the Ealing Studios classic of 1949, starring Alec Guinness and Joan Greenwood.
A decade earlier, as a young newsreel cameraman, London-born Slocombe had shot parts of the Nazi invasion of Poland.
The quality of that footage, which was used in the documentary Lights Out in Europe, persuaded Ealing to employ him.
Slocombe's daughter said he died in hospital in London.
Sad news indeed. Our thoughts are with his family and friends - Rob.
The Big Blockade (1942)
Dead of Night (1945)
The Captive Heart (1946)
Hue and Cry (1947)
Saraband for Dead Lovers (1948)
It Always Rains on Sunday (1948)
Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
The Man in the White Suit (1951)
The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)
The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953)
The Smallest Show on Earth(1957)
The Man in the Sky (1957)
Circus of Horrors (1960)
Taste of Fear (1961)
The Young Ones (1961)
Freud the Secret Passion (1962)
The L-Shaped Room (1962)
The Servant (1963)
The Third Secret (1964)
Guns at Batasi (1964)
Promise Her Anything (1965)
A High Wind in Jamaica (1965)
The Blue Max (1966)
The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)
The Lion in Winter (1968)
The Italian Job (1969)
The Music Lovers (1970)
Murphy's War (1971)
Travels with My Aunt (1972)
Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
The Great Gatsby (1974)
The Maids (1974)
Nasty Habits (1977)
The Lady Vanishes (1979)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Never Say Never Again (1983)
The Pirates of Penzance (1983)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Lady Jane (1986)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
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