Offscreen Notes

Douglas Slocombe, RIP:

February 24th, 2016

The great British cinematographer Douglas Slocombe died on Feb 22, 2016 at the age of 103. Slocombe began as a photo-journalist for seminal magazine Life before making the switch to filmmaking with Ealing Studios. Slocombe worked on a variety of films, totalling 80 over-all, and many awards. One of this most impressive achievements was Joseph Losey’s The Servant, a brooding examination of power and manipulation which used stark black and white imagery and reflecting surfaces to jarring effect. Slocombe became an important collaborator with Steven Spielberg, who used him on many key films. The Guardian obituary.

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