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Also Known As: Died: July 28, 1986
Born: Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: director of photography, camera operator, focus puller

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A highly-acclaimed cinematographer, especially noted for his four collaborations with Stanley Kubrick, John Alcott emigrated to the USA in 1980 and became one of the most sought after directors of photography. He also started a lucrative second career directing and shooting TV commercials.

A highly-acclaimed cinematographer, especially noted for his four collaborations with Stanley Kubrick, John Alcott emigrated to the USA in 1980 and became one of the most sought after directors of photography. He also started a lucrative second career directing and shooting TV commercials.

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1961:
First film as focus puller, "Whistle Down the Wind"
1968:
First collaboration with Stanley Kubrick (additional photography), "2001: A Space Odyssey"
1971:
First film as director of photography, Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange"
1975:
Won Academy Award for lensing Kubrick's "Barry Lyndon"
1980:
Last screen collaboration with Kubrick, "The Shining"
1980:
Moved to the USA from England
1987:
Final film as director of photography, "No Way Out"; released posthumously
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wife:
Sue Alcott. Survived him.

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son:
Gavin Alcott. Cameraman. Survived him.

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