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Help! cinematographer passes away
[Posted by Dave Haber on Friday, 02/22/08 7:12 am] [Full Blog] [Tweet] [Facebook]

Academy award winning cinematographer David Watkin passed away on Tuesday at the age of 82. David Watkin was the cinematographer for the Beatles film Help! and John Lennon's film How I Won The War.

In 1960, David Watkin's work in commercials in Britain brought him into contact with the young American-born director Richard Lester. After Lester's success with the Beatles in A Hard Day's Night in 1964, Lester hired Watkin to work on his sex comedy The Knack... And How to Get It in 1965, which won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Watkin and Lester went on to collaborate on the second Beatles film, Help! in 1965 and How I Won The War in 1967.

Watkin won his Oscar for Out Of Africa in 1985.

For more about the life of David Watkin, go here.

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