STAR WARS, BEATLES, KUBRICK LEGEND GILBERT TAYLOR DIES
Visionary KUBRICK, STAR WARS and A HARD DAY's NIGHT cinematographer GILBERT TAYLOR dead at 99.
Taylor who lensed “Star Wars”” for director George Lucas after shooting black and white classics Richard Lester’s 1964 Beatles film “A Hard Day’s Night,” Stanley Kubrick’s “Dr. Strangelove” and Roman Polanski’s “Repulsion,” died at his home on the Isle of Wight.
Among the Hertrfodshire native’s other cinema classics were Polanski’s “Cul de Sac” and “Macbeth” , Alfred Hitchock’s “Frenzy” , Richard Donner’s “The Omen” and Mike Hodges “Flash Gordon” (1980).
According to his widow he died peacefully at home.
Prior to working his way up to full Director of Photography, Taylor shot episodes of the 1960s TV series “The Avengers” and was the camera man on the special effects for “The Dam Busters”.
Taylor used his “Dam Busters” finale again for Lucas in the attack on the Death Star in “Star Wars”.