Burnett Guffey, A.S.C.
Guffey behind the camera
|Died||May 30, 1983 78) (aged|
|Board member of||A.S.C. President (1957–1958)|
|Awards|| Best Black-and-White Cinematography |
1954 From Here to Eternity
1968 Bonnie and Clyde
Burnett Guffey, A.S.C. (May 26, 1905 – May 30, 1983) was an American cinematographer.
He won two Academy Awards: From Here to Eternity (1953) and Bonnie and Clyde (1967).
While still a teenager, the future Academy Award-winning cinematographer began as a camera assistant in 1923 on John Ford's 1924 western saga The Iron Horse. He was then hired by the Famous Players-Lasky Studios in 1927, became a camera operator in 1928 and worked there until 1943. Guffey was hired as a Director of Photography by Columbia Pictures in 1944.
In 1957–58, he served as president of the American Society of Cinematographers (A.S.C.) for a year, and had been a long-standing member.
According to film critic Spencer Selby, Guffey was a prolific film noir cinematographer, shooting 20 of them, including In a Lonely Place (1950).
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