In addition to being art director on Winter Kills
(1979) and Explorers
(1985), he also has small acting roles in them.
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[on working with Alfred Hitchcock]: On each picture, I recognized again, as if for the first time, that I was working with a master. He is one of the few who really knows the materials of his craft and their effect - and he will use anything - in any combination, in any form, conventional or not - to make his statement, to tell his story.
Boyle started at Paramount as a draftsman, illustrator and set designer under the auspices of Hans Dreier
. He did second unit work on Paramount's The Plainsman
(1936) and Union Pacific
(1939), then went to Mexico to paint. Except for interludes at RKO (1946-47) and Columbia (1957-59), Boyle spent the bulk of his pre-1970 career at Universal (1941-43, 1947-56, 1961-64). He is best known for his ...