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A Tribute to Douglas Slocombe

1 February 2010
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Former film colleagues and collaborators pay tribute to the life and career of master cinematographer, Douglas Slocombe.

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In the year of his 97th birthday, BAFTA hosted a special tribute event in recognition of Douglas Slocombe's colossal contribution to cinema.

Watch broadcaster and presenter Matthew Sweet review Douglas Slocombe's extraordinary career before the master DOP addresses the audience at BAFTA Headquarters.

A range of former colleagues and collaborators - including Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg, Vanessa Redgrave, Anthony Powell, Tim Rice and more - then pay personal tribute to the multi-award-winning cinematographer.

About Douglas Slocombe

Multi-BAFTA Award-winner Douglas Slocombe OBE BSC is one of international cinema's most prolific and accomplished Directors of Photography. In a career spanning five decades in British and American cinema, his diverse body of work ranges from classic Ealing, to Hammer horror, to Hollywood’s golden period in the 70s, and his talents have earned him numerous awards and nominations.

Douglas Slocombe's career highlights include, amongst others: The Lavender Hill Mob, Kind Hearts and Coronets, The Young Ones, The L-Shaped Room, The Italian Job, The Servant, Julia, The Great Gatsby, Travels with My Aunt, Nijinsky and the first Indiana Jones trilogy with Steven Spielberg in the 80s.

His collaborators include some of the world’s most renowned directors: Francis Ford Coppola, George Cukor, John Huston, Fred Zinnemann, Roman Polanski, Joseph Losey, Ken Russell, Basil Dearden and of course, Steven Spielberg.

Douglas Slocombe and Audrey HepburnThe Lavender Hill Mob Archive: Douglas Slocombe, Princess AnneBAFTA Archive