Celebrating Slocombe

Celebrating Slocombe

Cinema Rediscovered 2016

Season

Please note: this season finished in July 2016

To say that Cinematographer Douglas Slocombe (1913-2016) had a varied film career would be a huge understatement. Even from early on in his career Slocombe’s adventures behind the camera would become the stuff of legends, so much so that an entire page of Sight & Sound in 1940 was dedicated to his encounter with Joseph Goebbels during a Nazi rally on the eve of the Second World War; an encounter from which Dougie narrowly escaped with his life!

A nod to this face to face meeting could well have been the inspiration for Indiana Jones’ very own chance encounter with Adolf Hitler at a pre-war Nazi rally in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Slocombe’s final film. It is fitting that these two dramatic scenes, one from Dougie’s real life and the other from one of his films, bookend an incredible film career that lasted 40 years and included 80 films.

This special Cinema Rediscovered retrospective will show the range of Slocombe's work. It's incredible to think that we are celebrating the man who not only filmed the elegant scenes between Peter O'Toole and Katharine Hepburn in The Lion in Winter (1968) (a film in which Slocombe should have received an Oscar® nomination at least) and then finding his name behind the energetic but blood curdling action sequences found in Rollerball (1975).

From The Lavender Hill Mob running down the Eiffel Tower to Mini Coopers racing above and below the streets of Turin in The Italian Job, from Tommy Swann being chased in the streets of London in It Always Rains on Sunday to Indiana Jones being chased by basically everything in the original Indiana Jones Trilogy we have seen all of this, through the eyes of one man... Douglas Slocombe.

Ticket prices: £6.50 full / £4.50 concessions and under 24s.

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Previous screenings in this season

Rollerball  15   Celebrating Slocombe

Rollerball
Please note: This was screened in July 2016
Film
Norman Jewison’s action packed dystopian science fiction sports film is one of those films for the senses. James Caan takes on a Corporation who wishes to suppress his achievements in the only way he can - by playing Rollerball! The future is now...

World Premiere: The Lion In Winter  12   Celebrating Slocombe

The Lion In Winter
Please note: This was screened in July 2016
Film
Join us for the world premiere of this new restoration of the ultimate dysfunctional family drama The Lion In Winter, the centrepiece of Cinema Rediscovered's tribute to the late cinematographer Douglas Slocombe.

The Titfield Thunderbolt  U   Celebrating Slocombe

The Titfield Thunderbolt
Please note: This was screened in July 2016
Film
Shot mainly on location in Somerset (with the odd sequences actually filmed at Bristol Temple Meads); the delightful and funny tale of community spirit where locals try to save their local railway from closure is an Ealing Studios gem.

The Servant  12A   Celebrating Slocombe

The Servant
Please note: This was screened in July 2016
Film
Adapted from a short story by Robin Maugham, Joseph Losey’s first collaboration with Harold Pinter is an incredible psychological class war drama starring Dirk Bogarde and James Fox, with BAFTA-award winning cinematography by Slocombe.

The Smallest Show on Earth  U   Celebrating Slocombe

The Smallest Show on Earth
Please note: This was screened in July 2016
Film
A young couple inherit a run-down cinema and must turn it around with the help of the eccentric staff. Peter Sellers and Margaret Rutherford co-star in this funny but very much forgotten classic of British Cinema.

It Always Rains on Sunday  PG   Celebrating Slocombe

It Always Rains on Sunday
Please note: This was screened in July 2016
Film
A housewife's life is torn apart by the appearance of an old flame, now a convict on the run. Set within the ruins of post-war London, this incredible film by Ealing Studios is an intense, compelling, atmospheric drama with a nail biting conclusion.