Douglas Slocombe, ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ Cinematographer, Dies at 103

Slocombe received Oscar nominations for “Travels With My Aunt” in 1973, “Julia” in 1978 and “Raiders of the Lost Ark” in 1982

Douglas Slocombe, the cinematographer for “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” has died. He was 103.

According to AFP, his daughter Georgina confirmed his death.

Slocombe received Oscar nominations for “Travels With My Aunt” in 1973, “Julia” in 1978 and “Raiders of the Lost Ark” in 1982. He also shot “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “The Great Gatsby,” “The Maids” and “Rollerball,” as well as Ealing comedies including “Kind Hearts and Coronets,” “The Lavender Hill Mob” and “The Man in The White Suit.”

“Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” (1989) as the last film he worked on. In total, Slocombe worked on the first three “Indiana Jones” films in the 1980s.

Slocombe was born in London and raised in France. After shooting war footage during World War II, he received his first feature-film credit on “The Big Blockade” in 1942.

He also won several BAFTAs for cinematography for “The Servant,” “The Great Gatsby” and “Julia,” and also won the British Society of Cinematographers’ lifetime achievement award in 1995.

Slocombe is survived by his daughter and wife.

Representatives from Paramount, which is home to the “Indiana Jones” franchise, has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.

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