Robert Burks
Date of Birth
Jan 01, 1910
Birth Place:
Newport Beach, CA


From 1944 through 1949, California-born Robert Burks headed the Special Photographic Effects division at Warner Bros., specializing in forced-perspective miniatures. A full director of photography by 1949, Burks worked with Alfred Hitchcock on the director's fourth Warners production, Strangers on a Train. Hitchcock liked Burks' crisp, clean, deep-focus visual style, retaining the cameraman's...