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#1 Robin R Probyn

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Posted 22 February 2016 - 06:43 PM

Passed away yesterday in his sleep.. 103 ! .. 


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#2 Tyler Purcell

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Posted 22 February 2016 - 07:12 PM

Crazy eh? What a life!
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#3 Robin R Probyn

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Posted 22 February 2016 - 07:25 PM

Yeah .. he even filmed speeches by Goebbels before WW2.. !  and  in his 70,s when he shot Indianan Jones .. 


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Posted 22 February 2016 - 09:13 PM

Thought it might be appropriate to re-post Stephen Murphy's document looking back at some of Slocombe's work.

http://www.cinematog...showtopic=62228
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#5 Tyler Purcell

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Posted 22 February 2016 - 11:51 PM

Yeah .. he even filmed speeches by Goebbels before WW2.. !  and  in his 70,s when he shot Indianan Jones ..


WOW didn't know that!

One thing I did know is that he didn't use a light meter on Indiana Jones. :)
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#6 Robin R Probyn

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Posted 23 February 2016 - 02:01 AM

Yes there is a famous story he was filming in Germany ,just before WW2, with some huge old camera that made some big sudden noise .. Goebbels stopped speaking and a few hundred brown shirted thugs turned round giving him the evil eye .. I think he later described it as "a very uncomfortable moment".. it was his pre war footage.. and the actual attack of Poland ,that got him a job at Ealing Studios..

 

Yes I guess a few of those guys could pretty much throw their meters away .. :)


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Posted 23 February 2016 - 07:42 AM

Thought it might be appropriate to re-post Stephen Murphy's document looking back at some of Slocombe's work.

http://www.cinematog...showtopic=62228

 

This article, and the site, seem to be dead.


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#8 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 23 February 2016 - 04:36 PM

 

This article, and the site, seem to be dead.

 

Oops, Stephen must have updated his site. Here you go: http://www.stephen-m...dhz77phtdmelfcy


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