Magazine article Variety

Cinematographer Shot First Three 'Raiders' Pics

Magazine article Variety

Cinematographer Shot First Three 'Raiders' Pics

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Oscar-nominated British cinematographer Douglas Slocombe, whose many films include several classic Ealing comedies in the 1940s and '50s and the first three Indiana Jones pics in the 1980s, died Feb. 22 at 103.

Slocombe drew Oscar noms for "Travels With My Aunt" in 1973, "Julia" in 1978 and "Raiders of the Lost Ark" in 1982. He is famous within the industry for never having used a light meter on the set of "Raiders."

He shot Ealing comedies including "Kind Hearts and Coronets" and "The Lavender Hill Mob" and later was d.p. on films including "The Fearless Vampire Killers," "The Lion in Winter," "The Italian Job," "Jesus Christ Superstar," "The Great Gatsby" and "Rollerball."



Character actor George Gaynes, who portrayed an irritable foster parent on the '80s sitcom "Punky Brewster," the bewildered commandant in the "Police Academy" films and a clueless soap opera star with a crush on Dustin Hoffman's gender-bending Dorothy Michaels in "Tootsie," died Feb. …

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