Tuesday, July 13, 2010

RIP Alan Hume

Alan Hume was born in London, England on October 16, 1924. He started work as as gofer at Olympic Film Labs and then worked at Denham Film Studios in 1942 and after World War II at Cineguild Productions. Some of his early films include “Great Expectations” (1948), “Madeleine” (1950) and “The End of the Affair” (1955). In the 1960s he became a regular cameraman alternating with Ernest Steward on the successful 'Carry On' films and was the cinematographer on his only Euro-western “Carry on Cowboy” in 1965. Other sixties work included “The Kiss of the Vampire” (1962) for Hammer and “Dr. Terror's House of Horrors” (1965). Later work included “For Your Eyes Only” (1981), “Return of the Jedi” and “Octopussy” both 1983 “A View to a Kill” (1985), “A Fish Called Wanda” (1988) and “Shirley Valentine” (1990). Hume had four children and one grandchild who are or were involved in the film industry. He wrote his autobiography, Memoirs of a Film Cameraman: A Life Through the Lens in 2004. Alan Hume died at his home July 13th, 2010 in Giles, Buckinghamshire, England, U.K.

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