Legendary director, Robert Wise, was born Robert Earl Wise on Sep 10, 1914 in Winchester, IN. Wise died at the age of 91 on Sep 14, 2005 in Los Angeles, CA and was cremated and his ashes given to family or friend.
HONORS and AWARDS:.
Robert Wise was nominated for three Academy Awards, winning one for Best Director for The Sound of Music in 1965. He also won one Honorary Award in 1966 Robert Wise .
|1941||Best Film Editing||Citizen Kane (1941)||N/A||Nominated|
|1958||Best Director||I Want to Live! (1958)||N/A||Nominated|
|1965||Best Director||The Sound of Music (1965)||N/A||Won|
Academy Awards (Honorary Oscars)
|1966||IRVING G. THALBERG MEMORIAL AWARD||Robert Wise|
He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951, )By Andrew Wickliffe on Dec 26, 2017 From The Stop Button
The Day the Earth Stood Still opens with these sensational titles. 3D text jumping out, set against the backdrop of space, Bernard Herrmanns score at its loudest; the titles suggest the film is going to be something grandiose. It is and it isnt. For the first act, director Wise moves quickly, shor... Read full article
The Sound of Music (1965, )By Andrew Wickliffe on Nov 27, 2015 From The Stop Button
So much of The Sound of Music is exquisite, the film’s got enough momentum to get over the rough spots. The film has three and a half distinct sections. There’s the first, introducing Julie Andrews to the audience, then introducing Christopher Plummer and family to the Andrews and the au... Read full article
The Curse of the Cat People (1944, Gunther von Fritsch and )on Oct 30, 2013 From The Stop Button
The Curse of the Cat People is apparently Kent Smith. Well, him and writer DeWitt Bodeen. Smith and Jane Randolph return from the first film, this one set over six years later. They have a daughter–Ann Carter in an almost perfect performance–who’s a lonely child. She eventually ima... Read full article
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979, ), the director’s editionon Aug 20, 2013 From The Stop Button
Star Trek: The Motion Picture is one of those imperfect films. No matter how many versions, there’s no way to fix one thing without breaking another–or it might just be broken all together. For example, I don’t know if I’d ever realized how focused director Wise is–duri... Read full article
The Body Snatcher (1945, )on May 29, 2013 From The Stop Button
The Body Snatcher has half an excellent foundation. Nineteenth century medical genius Henry Daniell can’t escape his past associations with a shady cabman (Boris Karloff). These past associations being of the grave robbing variety. There’s also Daniell’s romance with his maid (Edit... Read full article
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