‘Indiana Jones’ cinematographer Douglas Slocombe dies at 103
The British cinematographer who filmed the Nazi invasion of Poland, the adventures of “Indiana Jones” and the madcap farce of Ealing comedies has died. Douglas Slocombe was 103.
His daughter, Georgina Slocombe, says Slocombe died early Monday in a London hospital.
Slocombe was one of British cinema’s most acclaimed cinematographers. He was in Warsaw in 1939 to document Germany’s Polish invasion. He became a regular cinematographer for Ealing Studios, including many of its classic comedies, such as “Kind Hearts and Coronets,” ”The Man in the White Suit” and “The Lavender Hill Mob.”
Much later, Steven Spielberg enlisted him for “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” as well as two “Indiana Jones” sequels.
Slocombe was nominated for three Oscars. The British Society of Cinematographers gave him a lifetime achievement award in 1995.