#1: From interview [by the BSC]

 

   


DOUGLAS MILSOME   BSC/ASC

 

Born: 1939, Hammersmith, London, UK. Also credited as Doug Milsome.

Career: Was c.asst working with doph John Alcott for 15 years.

Member of the BSC [now honorary accredited] and ASC [since February 2001].

Appeared in the doc 'Stanley Kubrick - A Life in Pictures -' [2000, Jan Harlan; ph: Manuel Harlan; 141m].

Awards: NYFCC Award nom [1987] & British Critics Circle Award [1989] for 'Full Metal Jacket'; 'Emmy' Award nom [1989] for 'Lonesome Dove' [part IV]; DVD Exclusive Award nom [2003] for 'Dracula II: Ascension'.


'Full Metal Jacket' [1985]: 'The many takes are not just repetitions of the same thing; they are often building upon a theme or idea that can mature and develop into something quite extraordinary. The whole structure of the scene can actually change during the operation of filming it... The large number of takes is used mainly to get something out of the actors that they're not willing to provide right away... There were occasions on 'Full Metal Jacket' where we went a few more than 25 or 30 takes, but we usually didn't average more than 10 to 15 takes.'


 

 FILMS

1978

The Shining [Stanley Kubrick] c; 2uc (+ focus puller); ph: John Alcott

1980

Race for the Yankee Zephyr/Treasure of the Yankee Zephyr [David Hemmings] p/c; 2uc; ph: Vincent Monton

1981

Blade Runner [Ridley Scott] p/c; uncred co-addph; ph: Jordan Cronenweth

1982

Yentl [Barbra Streisand] c; co-2uc; ph: David Watkin

1982

Better Late Than Never/Whose Little Girl Are You? [Bryan Forbes] c; 2uc; ph: Claude Lecomte

1982

Wild Horses [Derek Morton] c

1983

The Bounty [Roger Donaldson] J-D-C Scope/c; 2uc; ph: Arthur Ibbetson

1984

A View to a Kill [John Glen] p/c; co-aph; ph: Alan Hume

 

With Stanley Kubrick [right] - "Full Metal Jacket"

 

1985

Full Metal Jacket [Stanley Kubrick] c; aph: Ken Arlidge; ph John Alcott opted not to ph this film; see above

1987

The Beast of War/The Beast [Kevin Reynolds] c

1987

Hawks [Robert Ellis Miller] c; 2uc: John Harris

1989

Desperate Hours [Michael Cimino] c; aph: Enrique Bravo

1990

If Looks Could Kill/Teen Agent [William Dear] c; 2uc: John Stephens; vfx ph: John P. Mesa

1990

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves [Kevin Reynolds] c; 2uc: Egil Woxholt

1991

The Last of the Mohicans [Michael Mann] p/c; addph (was replaced as 1st unit ph by Dante Spinotti after 4 weeks); ph: Dante Spinotti

1992

Sunset Grill [Kevin Connor] c; addph: Ron Vargas

1992

Body of Evidence/Deadly Evidence [Uli Edel] c; 2uc: David Rudd

1992

Nowhere to Run [Robert Harmon] c; co-2uc; ph: David Gribble

1994

Rumpelstiltskin [Mark Jones] p/c

 

[Behind camera] with Michael Cimino [left] - "The Sunchaser"

 

1995

The Sunchaser [Michael Cimino] p/c; 2uc: Francis Grumman; aph: David Butler

1996

Breakdown [Jonathan Mostow] s35/c; 2uc: Ray Stella; hph: Frank M. Holgate

1996

Eyes Wide Shut [Stanley Kubrick] c; uncred focus advisor; ph: Larry Smith; filmed November 1996-January 1998

1997

Legionnaire [Peter MacDonald] s35/c

1998

Sinbad: The Battle of the Dark Knights [Alan Mehrez] c; cph: Mark Woods; 2uc: James Devis

1999

Dungeons & Dragons [: The Movie] [Courtney Solomon] c; 2uc: Martin Grosup

1999

Highlander: Endgame [Douglas Aarniokoski] s35/c; 2uc: James Devis

2000

Ritual/Tales from the Crypt Presents [: Revelation] [: Voodoo] [Avi Nesher] c; ph crypt keeper seq: David A. Armstrong

2001

Standing in the Shadows of Motown [: The Story of the Funk Brothers] [Paul Justman] b&w-c; doc/108m; cph: Lon Stratton

2001

Dracula II: Ascension [Patrick Lussier] s35/c; 2uc: Antonio Scaramuzza

2002

Dracula III: Legacy [Patrick Lussier] s35/c

2003

The Legend of Simon Conjurer [Q. Mark (= Stuart Paul)] c; cph: Howard Atherton; addph: Wedigo von Schultzendorff

2005

Second in Command [Simon Fellows] c/V

2005

The Hard Corps [Sheldon Lettich] c/V; 2uc: Tim Wooster

2005

When Did You Leave Heaven!? [Nicolas Aleman] status unknown

2006

Kumite [Jean-Claude Van Damme] announced; prod cancelled

2006

Until Death [Simon Fellows] s35/c/V; 2uc (New Orleans): Robert Foster; 2uc (Bulgaria): Tim Wooster

2007

The Shepherd: Border Patrol [Isaac Florentine] s35-to-35mm/c/V

 

With dir Jean-Claude Van Damme - "The Eagle Path"

 

2008

The Eagle Path [Jean-Claude Van Damme] s35/c; see 2012 ('Full Love')

2009

1066 [Robin Jacob] pre-production; announced in 2005; still in development in 2014; 2uc: Peter Hannan; 3uc (+ uwph): Tim Wooster

2010

Crossmaglen/Shamrock Boy [Kevin Connor] scheduled to start filming in September 2010, later in 2013 and now in August 2015

2012

Full Love [Jean-Claude Van Damme] s35/c; re-edited version of 'The Eagle Path' + add footage shot in 2012

2012

Requiem for the Night [Harvey Lowry] announced

2013

Kickback/Shoot the Breeze [Raza Mallal] pre-production; scheduled to start filming in August; status unknown

2013

Bitter Harvest/The Devil's Harvest [George Mendeluk] HD (ARRI ALEXA)-to-digital (scope)/c; addph: Judd Lewin; 2uc: Neil Cervin

2015

Refugee: Eye of the Beautiful [Kevin Connor] pre-production

2016

Eve/Host [Rory Kindersley] HD/c; 2uc: Alvilde Horjen Naterstad

2017

House Red [Coz Greenop] c

 

 TELEVISION

1987

Dirty Dozen: The Series [pilot 'Danko's Dozen' dir by Kevin Connor] 9-part series, 1988

1988

Lonesome Dove [Simon Wincer] 4-part miniseries; 2uc (+ 2ud): Dean Semler

1988

Great Expectations [Kevin Connor] 3-part miniseries

1989

Family of Spies [: The Walker Spy Ring] [Stephen Gyllenhaal] 2-part tvm; addph: Chuck Colwell

1989

The Hollywood Detective [Kevin Connor] tvm

1991

Spies [Kevin Connor] tvm

1992

Diana - Her True Story [Kevin Connor] 2-part tvm

1993

Return to Lonesome Dove [Mike Robe] 3-part miniseries; 2uc (+ 2ud); ph: Kees van Oostrum

1993

Seasons of the Heart [Lee Grant] tvm

1994

The Old Curiosity Shop [Kevin Connor] 2-part tvm

1994

Following Her Heart [Lee Grant] tvm

1994

Hart to Hart: Secrets of the Hart [Kevin Connor] tvm

1994

Buffalo Girls [Rod Hardy] 2-part tvm; 2uc (+2ud); ph: David Connell

1995

Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story [Kevin Connor] 2-part tvm

1996

An Unfinished Affair [Rod Hardy] tvm; 2uc; ph: David Connell

1997

Glory & Honor [Kevin Hooks] tvm; 2uc: Harvey Harrison

2001

Johnson County War [David S. Cass Sr.] 2-part tvm; 2uc: Dean Bennett

2002

Santa, Jr. [Kevin Connor] tvm

 

 FILMS AS CAMERA ASSISTANT/OPERATOR

1956

High Tide at Noon [Philip Leacock] uncred clapper-loader; ph: Eric Cross

1956

Hell Drivers/Hard Drivers [C. Raker Endfield] uncred co-clapper-loader; ph: Geoffrey Unsworth

1958

The Doctor's Dilemma [Anthony Asquith] uncred clapper-loader; ph: Robert Krasker

1959

Expresso Bongo/A Singing Idol [Val Guest] uncred clapper-loader; ph: John Wilcox

1960

The Guns of Navarone [J. Lee Thompson] uncred clapper-loader 2u; ph: Oswald Morris

1960

The Pure Hell of St. Trinian's [Frank Launder] uncred clapper-loader 2u; 2uc: Frederick Ford; ph: Gerald Gibbs

1962

55 Days at Peking [Nicholas Ray; (uncred; finished film) Guy Green & Andrew Marton] uncred clapper-loader; ph: Jack Hildyard

1962

The List of Adrian Messenger [John Huston] uncred clapper-loader; ph: Joe MacDonald

1963

A Place to Go [Basil Dearden] uncred clapper-loader; ph: Reginald Wyer

1963

Never Put It in Writing [Andrew L. Stone] uncred clapper-loader; ph: Martin Curtis & (uncred) Davis Boulton

1963

Woman of Straw [Basil Dearden] uncred clapper-loader; ph: Otto Heller

1963

Circus World/The Magnificent Showman [Henry Hathaway] uncred clapper-loader; ph: Jack Hildyard

1964

The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb [Michael Carreras] uncred clapper-loader; ph: Otto Heller

1964

The Yellow Rolls Royce [Anthony Asquith] uncred clapper-loader; ph: Jack Hildyard

1965

Sands of the Kalahari [Cy Endfield] uncred clapper-loader; ph: Erwin Hillier

1965

Modesty Blaise [Joseph Losey] uncred clapper-loader; ph: Jack Hildyard & Dave Boulton

1969

When Eight Bells Toll [Etienne Perier] uncred focus puller; ph: Arthur Ibbetson

1971

A Clockwork Orange [Stanley Kubrick] uncred focus puller; ph: John Alcott

1971

Running Scared [David Hemmings] c.asst; ph: Ernest Day

1973

Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs/Little Malcolm [Stuart Cooper] 1st c.asst; ph: John Alcott

1973

Barry Lyndon [Stanley Kubrick] focus puller; ph: John Alcott

1974

Visit to a Chief's Son [Lamont Johnson] c.asst; ph: Ernie Day

1976

Seven Nights in Japan [Lewis Gilbert] c.asst; ph: Henri Decaë

1978

Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?/Someone Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe/Too Many Chefs [Ted Kotcheff] c.asst; ph: John Alcott

1978

The Shining [Stanley Kubrick] focus puller (+ 2uc); ph: John Alcott

1980

Take This Job and Shove It [Gus Trikonis] c.op; ph: James Devis

1980

Ragtime [Milos Forman] c.asst UK; ph: Miroslav Ondrícek

1982

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes [Hugh Hudson] c.op; ph: John Alcott

1983

Space Riders [Joe Massot] co-c.op; ph: Alec Mills

1984

King David [Bruce Beresford] c.op; ph: Donald McAlpine

1985

Plenty [Fred Schepisi] c.op; ph: Ian Baker

1985

Highlander [Russell Mulcahy] co-c.op; ph: Gerry Fisher