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R.I.P. Douglas Slocombe, Indiana Jones cinematographer has died at 103

on February 22, 2016, 4:08pm

Douglas Slocombe, Oscar-nominated British cinematographer, died Monday evening. The 103-year-old had lensed nearly 80 films, including the original Indiana Jones trilogy.

Born in London and raised in France, Slocombe started out as a young photographer who captured the early days and ensuing battles of World War II. His footage was used in documentaries by Alberto Cavalcanti and Ealing Studios.

Following the war, he found further work in feature films, serving as a Director of Photography on dozens of films, including many Ealing comedies such as 1949’s Kind Hearts and Coronets and 1951’s The Man in the White Suit.

By 1973, he received his first Academy Award nomination for Travels With My Aunt, which he followed with 1978’s Julia and 1982’s Raiders of the Lost Ark. Although he never won an Oscar, he did receive multiple BAFTAs.

His final film was Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade in 1989. Six years later, he was given the lifetime achievement award by the British Society of Cinematographers.

Slocombe is survived by his daughter.

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