Gilbert Taylor

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Gilbert Taylor
Born (1914-04-12)12 April 1914
Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire,
UK
Died 23 August 2013(2013-08-23) (aged 99)
Newport, Isle of Wight,
UK
Occupation Cinematographer

Gilbert Taylor, B.S.C. (12 April 1914 – 23 August 2013) was a British cinematographer.

He began his working life in 1929 as a camera assistant for Gainsborough Studios.[1] After six years service in World War II as an officer in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, he became an operational cameraman flying in Avro Lancaster bombers, documenting the damage after British bombing raids.

He worked on a number of films noted for their stylish cinematography, such as Dr. Strangelove, A Hard Day's Night (both 1964), The Omen (1976), and Star Wars (1977). He is featured in the book Conversations with Cinematographers published by Scarecrow Press. He died 23 August 2013 aged 99.[2]

Filmography[edit]

As Director of Photography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gilbert Taylor, Star Wars cinematographer, dies aged 99". BBC News. 23 August 2013. Retrieved 25 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Gilbert Taylor". Iyottasoft.com. 2010. Retrieved 23 August 2013. 

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