Tuesday 23 February 2016

Douglas Slocombe RIP

The last living link with the golden age of Ealing Studios - the great cinematographer Douglas Slocombe - has died, at the age of 103. Slocombe worked on a string of notable post-Ealing films, from The Servant and The Italian Job to three Indiana Jones movies (and, along the way, Polanski's crazy The Fearless Vampire Killers) - but the work of his that he always remembered with most affection and pride was Kind Hearts and Coronets. I wish I'd remembered to mention his brilliant cinematography when I wrote about Kind Hearts a while back...

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