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[on "Psycho" (1960)]: Hitchcock had decided to do a picture that would cost less than a million - it came in at $830,000, I think - so it had to be shot in black-and-white. Certainly, it worked better in black-and-white; so did "Touch Of Evil". Color tends to brighten things up too much; I always try to take the color out.
Art director, who worked on B-movies at Paramount (1938 and 1947-48) and Universal (1941-46, 1949-64). From 1960, involved with more ambitious assignments for directors like Alfred Hitchcock and Stanley Kramer. Intermittently with the Disney Organisation in the 60's and 70's.