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Bill Wyler | Lt Col William Wyler
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[on cinematographer Gregg Toland
] A great and happy influence on my work. Usually photography doesn't influence direction, but Toland's deep focus work did because we were able to let the audience do its own cutting. But if the photography allows you to see all four actors in one shot and in sharp focus, reacting to each other within the same shot, you've gained the opportunity to use a big ...
credited Wyler with teaching him how to act on film. During the shooting of Wuthering Heights
(1939), Wyler constantly heckled Olivier after many takes with such epithets as "Lousy!" When Olivier asked the notoriously uncommunicative (towards actors) director, he replied, "Stop trying to reach the third balcony of the Manchester Opera House." Olivier curbed his tendency to go ...