I just heard a piece on the World Service about Douglas Slocombe. He was Director of Photography on the Indiana Jones trilogy. He also documented the Nazi invasion of Poland in 1939 by still and movie camera. He escaped with the film and the American film-maker Herbert Kline to Latvia. His experiences with Nazis and real adventure may have coloured the films. He had his 91st birthday on February 10th.
The namelink above is to imdb but the highlights for me are;
Rollerball, The Italian Job, The Fearless Vampire Killers, The Servant, The Man in the White Suit (one of the greatest SF films of all time), The Lavender Hill Mob and Kind Hearts and Coronets (one of the greatest black comedies of all time).
I was going to do this as a reply then decided I should post it properly.