Oswald Morris (3 replies and 3 comments)
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.
The channel has lots of interesting material.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Thankyou. This is going to be interesting, not many people get the RAF Cross.