Alan Hume

Alan Hume, B.S.C. (16 October 1924 – 13 July 2010)) was a British cinematographer. Hume started work at Denham Film Studios in 1942, and in the late 1940s he worked for Cineguild production company. His early credits, before he was called up into the Royal Navy and Fleet Air Arm during World War II, included Oliver and the The First of the Few, as a camera operator included Great Expectations (1948), Madeleine (1950) and The End of the Affair (1955). He was a cameraman for the successful Carry On comedy films, eventually alternating with Ernest Steward as the series' regular Director of Photography, beginning in 1961 with Carry On Regardless. Hume's other credits cinematography credits during the 1960s included the horror films The Kiss of the Vampire (1962, for Hammer Films) and Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965, for Amicus Productions). Among his later films were Checkered Flag or Crash (1977), Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983), A View to a Kill (1985), Runaway Train (1985), A Fish Called Wanda (1988) and Shirley Valentine (1990). Hume had four children, all of whom have followed him into the film industry.


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