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A William Wyler Production | 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 ...
Was hired to replace Sidney Lumet
as director of Funny Girl
(1968). Lumet left the picture over differences with producer Ray Stark
and star Barbra Streisand
. Wyler originally declined the offer, because he was deaf in one ear and said he couldn't do a musical, but reconsidered after meeting Streisand. Several co-stars later publicly blasted Wyler and Streisand for many of their scenes being cut ...