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Paul Mason
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 - posted February 23, 2016 05:13 AM      Profile for Paul Mason     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
The great cinematographer Douglas Slocombe has just died at the age of 103. He worked on many Ealing Studios classics and latterly with Steven Spielberg and many other master directors. His work will be remembered for a very long time.

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Rob Young.
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 - posted February 23, 2016 11:21 AM      Profile for Rob Young.     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Sad news.

Raiders of the Lost Ark is my favourite film of all time, and what a master class of lighting it is thanks to Mr. Slocombe.

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Terry Sills
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 - posted February 23, 2016 12:36 PM      Profile for Terry Sills   Email Terry Sills   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Yes and his wife Mrs. Slocombe was great in 'Are you being served' 😉

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Pasquale DAlessio
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 - posted February 23, 2016 02:29 PM      Profile for Pasquale DAlessio   Email Pasquale DAlessio   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Another sad loss of a great person in the motion picture industry. RIP Douglas Slocumbe.

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Paul Mason
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 - posted February 24, 2016 06:29 AM      Profile for Paul Mason     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Terry,
No one married to "Mrs Slocombe" would have survived to 103 [Big Grin]

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Lee Mannering
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 - posted February 24, 2016 06:44 AM      Profile for Lee Mannering     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Raiders of the Lost Ark, probably one of the best films of our generation it is and memorable for so many things including the sprawling cinematography. A screening tonight we will have.
Those Ealing films were and are so amazing standing the test of time. Thoughts with his daughter..

I fear we are coming to an end of the greats in British cinema history but the excellent work undertaken by so many remains.
RIP Dougie

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Paul Mason
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 - posted February 29, 2016 04:10 AM      Profile for Paul Mason     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Sad though the loss is there are still great cinematographers around to carry on the tradition though the studio era has gone.

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David Guest
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I have many films done by douglas he was a genius with a camera one of my favourite films I have in my collection is it always rains on a sunday stars man and wife googie withers and husband

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Andrew Woodcock
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Googie Withers name mentioned here, brings back many cheeky chapie childhood memories of sneeking down the stairs as a kid to watch the fascinating but slightly naughty for its era, Bouquet Of Barbed Wire aired on 70's British television at the time.

My Mum had witnessed nothing like it back then God Bless her!

I am certain my Dad approved of what now amounts to 21st Century Shades of Grey of the 70's! 😁😁😊

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