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Robert Wise

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Robert Earl Wise (September 10, 1914 – September 14, 2005) was an American sound effects editor, film editor, film producer and director. He won Academy Awards as Best Director for The Sound of Music (1965) and West Side Story (1961) as well as nominations as Best Film Editing for Citizen Kane (1941) and Best Picture for The Sand Pebbles (1966). Among his other films are Born to Kill; Destination Gobi; The Hindenburg; Star Trek: The Motion Picture; The Day the Earth Stood Still; Run Silent, Run Deep; The Andromeda Strain; The Set-Up; The Haunting; and The Body Snatcher. Wise's working period spanned the 1930s to the 1990s. Often contrasted with contemporary "auteur" directors such as Stanley Kubrick who tended to bring a distinctive directorial "look" to a particular genre, Wise is famously viewed to have allowed his (sometimes studio assigned) story to dictate style. Later critics such as Martin Scorsese would go on to expand that characterization, insisting that despite Wise's notorious workaday concentration on stylistic perfection within the confines of genre and budget, his choice of subject matter and approach still functioned to identify Wise as an artist and not merely an artisan. Through whatever means, Wise's approach would bring him critical success as a director in many different traditional film genres: from horror to noir to Western to war films to science fiction, to musical and drama, with many repeat hits within each genre. Wise's tendency towards professionalism led to a degree of preparedness which, though nominally motivated by studio budget constraints, nevertheless advanced the moviemaking art, with many Academy Award-winning films the result. Robert Wise received the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1998.   Description above from the Wikipedia article Robert Wise, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Sep 10, 1914 In Winchester, Indiana, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Oscars 1953-03-18
Latest Project:
Movie Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles 2014-12-12
Known For
Poster of And the Oscar Goes To...
Poster of Robert Wise: American Filmmaker
Poster of The Stupids
Poster of Great Performances
Movie Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles Self - Filmmaker (archive footage) 2014-12-12
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... Unknown 2014-02-01
Movie Robert Wise: American Filmmaker Self (archive footage) 2013-07-01
Movie West Side Memories Self 2003-04-01
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Robert Wise Self 1998-04-01
Movie 20th Century Fox: The First 50 Years Self 1997-01-21
Movie A Century of Science Fiction Himself 1996-01-01
Movie Shirley Maclaine: Kicking Up Her Heels Self 1996-05-19
Movie The Stupids Stanley's Neighbor 1996-08-08
Movie Darryl F. Zanuck: 20th Century Filmmaker Himself - Producer / Director 1995-09-03
Movie The Battle Over Citizen Kane Himself 1995-12-31
Movie Mae West and the Men Who Knew Her Self 1994-08-09
Movie Visions of Light Unknown 1992-09-17
Movie With Orson Welles: Stories from a Life in Film Himself 1990-02-05
Series The RKO Story: Tales From Hollywood Himself 1987-07-03
Movie The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal Himself 1985-01-01
Movie Arena: The Orson Welles Story Self 1982-05-17
Series Great Performances self 1971-01-28
Movie Salzburg Sight and Sound Self 1965-01-01
Series The Oscars Self 1953-03-18