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Oswald Morris (3 replies and 3 comments)

Robert
1 month ago
Robert 1 month ago

I'm enjoying the podcasts a great deal. They're terrific.

I came across this interview with Oswald Morris today which I think is well worth checking out. He's relaxed and candid and the interviewer asks the sort of questions that are often asked on this forum.

https://youtu.be/pSH167ney9M»

The channel has lots of interesting material.

Robert
1 month ago
Robert 1 month ago

Part Two. Maybe even better:

https://youtu.be/DISgsAMBTas»

Roger Deakins
1 month ago
Roger Deakins 1 month ago

Times have changed. Ossie was a great cinematographer and a gentleman. We had our disagreements over operating but I had the greatest respect for him.

Mike
1 month ago

Roger,
Did you make a feature together or was it the film school you met. I must say that he comes over as a very decent man, doesn’t suffer fools gladly but you certainly know where you stand. I can work with him, no problems but for how long!

Mike
1 month ago

Forgot to say that he was 78 when he recorded the interview but he looked much younger. He lived a few miles from my mothers house just outside Bournemouth.
Doesn’t come over as a bomber pilot, got the DFC and the ‘RAF Cross’ for flying to a conference in Yalta 1945.  investigating that bit. This is one tough Turkey.

Roger Deakins
1 month ago
Roger Deakins 1 month ago

I met Ossie Morris at film school and again later, when I became a cinematographer in my own right and a member of the BSC. He wrote to me a few times after he retired. Like a number of British cinematographers of his age he had an 'interesting' war.

Mike
1 month ago

Thankyou. This is going to be interesting, not many people get the RAF Cross.

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