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Cinematographer Oswald Morris dies at 98

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Mar 18, 2014 | 5:48pm EDT

British cinematographer Oswald Morris has died at the age of 98. Morris died at his home in Dorset, England on Monday (17Mar14). In his 50 year career, he worked as the cinematographer and director of photography for some of Hollywood's most acclaimed directors, including Stanley Kubrick, Sidney Lumet and Franco Zeffirelli, and he became John Huston's sidekick, collaborating with the filmmaking legend on eight movies, including Moby Dick. Morris' other films include Look Back In Anger, The Guns Of Navarone, Of Human Bondage, Bond film The Man With The Golden Gun, Scrooge, Equus, The Great Muppet Caper and his last film, The Dark Crystal, in 1982. In 1972, he won the Best Cinematography Oscar for Fiddler on the Roof, and he earned nominations in the same category for Oliver! in 1969 and The Wiz in 1979. Morris also won three consecutive BAFTA Awards for Best Cinematography from 1965 to 1967, and received the organisation's Academy Fellowship in 1997. He was also lauded with the American Society of Cinematographers' International Award in 2000, the Society of Cinematographers' Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003 and the Order of the British Empire in 1998 for his services to cinematography and the film industry.

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