Alan Hume, director of photography for 007, the Avengers and Star Wars, dies

Alan Hume, director of photography for three James Bond movies, a Star Wars film and some episodes of the original Avengers television series, died July 13 at the age of 85.

The British Society of British Cinematographers has an obituary on its Web site. It reads in part:

A charming gentle man and consummate cinematographer who amassed over 100 credits in his career, his sparkling blue eyes and the warmth behind will be sadly missed. Elected to the BSC in 1964, Alan worked tirelessly for the Society, accumulating 22 years of service on the board; acting as President between 1969-1971.

Hume got his start in the 1940s, according to the BSC obit. In the 1960s, Hume photographed at least 26 episodes of The Avengers, according to his bio on IMDB.com. In the early to mid-1980s, he was director of photography on three consecutive James Bond movies: For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy and A View To a Kill. During that period, he also photographed Return of the Jedi, the third Star Wars movie to be released or, officially, the sixth chapter in the Star Wars saga.

Here’s OBITUARY ON THE CINEMA RETRO WEB SITE THAT YOU CAN READ BY CLICKING HERE.

And here’s the original theatrical trailer of For Your Eyes Only:

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