Douglas Slocombe

Douglas Slocombe OBE, BSC, A.S.C. (born 10 February 1913) is a British cinematographer who has enjoyed a long career in the British film industry. His many films as director of photography include Promise Her Anything (1965), The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967), Robbery (1967), The Italian Job (1969), Nijinsky (1980), the unofficial James Bond film Never Say Never Again in 1983, and the first three Indiana Jones films between 1981 and 1989. His early films as cinematographer included several Ealing comedies, notably Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949), The Man in the White Suit (1951), The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) and The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953). He has been nominated for an Academy Award on three occasions, for Travels with My Aunt (1973), Julia (1977), and Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). He also won the BAFTA Award for best cinematography for Julia, The Great Gatsby (1974) and The Servant (1963), and was nominated for Guns at Batasi (1964), The Blue Max (1966), The Lion in Winter (1968), Travels with My Aunt (1973), Jesus Christ Superstar (1973), Rollerball (1975), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984).


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