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[on the problems 'Cinemascope' introduced to cinematography] We couldn't move the camera up or down because of distortion, and we couldn't move back and away from the camera. Everything had to be played out on a level plane - if someone were too much upstage, they would be out of focus. And you weren't really able to come in really close on faces. It was rather like what happened when sound came ...
Started his career in Hollywood as dialogue director on All Quiet on the Western Front
(1930). Prior to his arrival at MGM, he had brief spells at Paramount (1930-31) and RKO (1932-33). Subsequently under contract at MGM, 1933-37, 1939-44, 1949-50 and 1952-53.
He was often regarded as a "women's director" because his films frequently are centered around strong female characters.