Gilbert Taylor Dead: Taylor Directed Photography for First ‘Star Wars’ Film

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.
August 23, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Gilbert Taylor, a British cinematographer, has died on August 23 at age 99.

Taylor also directed photography for “Dr Strangelove” and was part of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Frenzy.”

Taylor died at his home on the Isle of Wight with his family at his bedside, reported BBC

Taylor’s life included a six year stint with the Royal Air Force, during which time he shot the result of night-time raids over Germany. He was a founding member of the British Society of Cinematographers, which presented him with a life time achievement award in 2001.

His wife Dee said that “there was nothing he couldn’t do.”

 

 

 

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Reporter
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.