Cinematographer Douglas Slocombe Death


Douglas Slocombe

Cinematographer Douglas Slocombe Death

Douglas Slocombe, a director of British photography who has worked with Steven Spielberg on the Indiana Jones trilogy, died Monday at the age of 103 years, said his daughter told AFP.

Douglas Slocombe died in a London hospital, where he was treated since January, after a fall, said Georgina Slocombe, photographer.

“It’s sad for me, I’m his only daughter, my mother died a few years ago. It was very close, we traveled a lot on film sets, always together. It was great, he introduced me to the film world, “she said.

Born in London February 10, 1913, Douglas Slocombe, a member of the jury of the Cannes Film Festival in 1981, had worked on many films, such as The Great Gatsby (1974), the Indiana Jones trilogy or Never Say Never (1983).

In his youth he had filmed the Nazi invasion of Poland in 1939.

“He loved his job. For him all movies were different, he adapted his ideas to the scenarios. He loved to work in black and white. And even when it was turning color, he worked hard on the contrasts, “said Georgina Slocombe. “He was very loved in the world of cinema.”

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