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'The Man With The Golden Gun' director of photography passes away

18-Mar-2014 • Bond News

Oswald Morris, who served as DoP on the 1974 James Bond adventure "The Man With The Golden Gun", has passed away aged 98.

Morris was born in Middlesex, UK in 1915. He served as cinematographer on over 50 productions, and won an Academy Award for "Fiddler on the Roof" (1971). He was nominated twice more, for "Oliver!" (1968) and "The Wiz" (1978). Throughout his 30+ year career, the DoP worked with directors Sidney Lumet, Stanley Kubrick, Carol Reed, Tony Richardson, and more.

In 2006, the cinematographer wrote his autobiography 'Houston, We Have a Problem', Cinema Retro's Matthew Field met the great man at his home just a few weeks ago, in what has now turned out to be his last interview. The September issue of Cinema Retro will feature part of Matt's interview in our tribute to this legendary man.

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