J. Roy Hunt

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J. Roy Hunt
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J. Roy Hunt filming Love's Redemption (1921)
Born
John Roy Hunt

July 7, 1884
DiedOctober 1972 (aged 88)
Occupation Cinematographer
Years active1916 - 1953

J. Roy Hunt (July 7, 1884 Caperton, West Virginia October 1972 Sheffield, Alabama) born John Roy Hunt was an American motion picture cameraman and cinematographer. His career began around the time of World War I and continued to the 1950s. Hunt served as director of cinematography on numerous films, such as Beau Geste , A Kiss for Cinderella , Flying Down to Rio , and She .

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“As I remember, I was held spellbound by a cameraman named Roy Hunt. I used him [as cinematographer] on several pictures because he was so interested in everything. He was a loquacious Southerner, and as mechanically inventive as anyone I ever saw. Almost every week he would appear with a new camera cover or an ingenious camera dolly for getting through small doors, etc….”

Director John Cromwell, in a letter to film historian Kingsley Canham, 15 October, 1973. [1]

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  1. Canham, 1976 p. 62

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