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George Stephens | Colonel George C. Stevens
5' 11" (1.8 m)
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[from a 1967 interview] "I just knew that if you engaged the audience with a promise that something would develop, you were in business. If not, you had to contrive automatic ridiculousness continuously. Comedy, in this sense, is all about preparation. Things have to be arranged and set up - cause and effect - and if the cause is apparent to the audience, they'll stick with it until their ...
As a cinematographer at Hal Roach
Studios, he is credited with saving the film career of young British comic Stan Laurel
. Laurel's pale blue eyes would register as an unnatural white on orthochromatic film, the standard film in use at that time. Stevens knew of panchromatic film and was able to get a supply of it from Chicago. This film was sensitive to blue so that Laurel's eyes would photograph...