The Gunslinger Guide to Lee Garmes #3

from Duel in the Sun
(King Vidor; 1946)


Loyolalaw98 said...

I wonder if by the "red" in this scene from "Duel in the Sun" you are hinting at the "red" in the railroad yard/burning of Atlanta from GTW? Garmes reportedly filmed it too, though uncredited.

Tom Sutpen said...

You're correct that Garmes shot that sequence in 'Gone With the Wind'. He was, in fact, the official Cinematographer on that picture until David Selznick decided that his images were too dark and/or so painterly that setting them up was consuming quality time on the schedule (this was largely the reason he fired George Cukor as Director: he wasn't working fast enough, the pace was too leisurely, etc.

Selznick was taking Benzadrine like they were Tic-tacs at this point, it should be known.

That said . . .

I didn't have that in my head when I posted this. As far as connections go, I was thinking more in terms of the poster for King Vidor's 'The Champ' outside Sister Aimee's LA Soup Kitchen in 'I Like the Christian Life! #14.'