British cinematographer Douglas Slocombe began his career as a journalist and still photographer. He began working with motion pictures during WWII as a newsreel cameraman. Following the war, he began working as a director of photography for Ealing studios; he worked with them for 17 years on some of their most prestigious films. Slocombe left Ealing in the early '60s to work as a freelance cinematographer; he came to Hollywood a decade later to film many large-budget films such as Jesus Christ Superstar (1973) and The Great Gatsby (1974). In 1989, he filmed Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.