Friday, August 30, 2013

Gilbert Taylor (1914-2013)

This is an interview with British cinematographer Gilbert Taylor, who passed away last Friday, August 23rd, at age 99. Taylor is perhaps best remembered today as the director of photography on Star Wars (1977), though he had a long and notable career which included such films as Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove (1964). This video interview, posted on YouTube by the Henderson's FilmIndustries channel, offers an interesting glimpse into the filming of one of the most famous sequences in the Star Wars films and is a nice tribute to this great cinematographer.

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