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Robert Wise

Birth name Robert Earl Wise
Born September 10, 1914
Winchester, Indiana, US
Died September 14, 2005
Los Angeles, California, USA
Spouse(s) Patricia Doyle (1942-1975)
Millicent Franklin (1977-2005)
Academy Awards
Best Film Editing
Nominated:
1941 Citizen Kane
Best Director
Won:
1961 West Side Story
1965 The Sound of Music
Nominated:
1958 I Want to Live!
Best Picture
Won:
1961 West Side Story
1965 The Sound of Music
Nominated:
1966 The Sand Pebbles
Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award (1967)

Robert Wise (September 10, 1914September 14, 2005) was a sound effects editor, film editor, and Academy Award-winning American film producer and director. Among his many famous films are The Sand Pebbles, The Sound of Music, West Side Story, 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. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... September 10 is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years). ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Winchester is a historic city in southern England, with a population of around 40,000 within a 3 mile radius of its centre. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... United States may refer to: Places: United States of America SS United States, the fastest ocean liner ever built. ... 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The 1959 Original Broadway Cast Recording album cover The Sound of Music is a Broadway musical based on the book The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria von Trapp. ... The Sand Pebbles is a 1966 film which tells the story of an American gunboat plying the rivers of China in the 1920s. ... The Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award is awarded periodically (although not every year) at the Academy Awards ceremonies to Creative producers, whose bodies of work reflect a consistently high quality of motion picture production. ... September 10 is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years). ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... September 14 is the 257th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (258th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Run Silent, Run Deep is a war film released in 1958. ... This article is about the 1971 film. ... Categories: Disambiguation | Stub | 1949 films | 1978 films | 1995 films ... The Haunting is a 1963 horror film directed by Robert Wise and adapted by Nelson Gidding from the novel The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. ... The Body Snatcher (also known as Robert Louis Stevensons The Body Snatcher) is a 1945 horror directed by Robert Wise based on the short story The Body Snatcher by Robert Louis Stevenson. ... Other Lists of Movies List of years in film in the 1930s 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 Decades in Film: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s List of movies See also Film, History of cinema Categories: 1930s ... Films made in the 1990s included: Contents: Top - 0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A Above the Rim (1994) Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995) Ace Ventura: Pet...


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 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. The term auteur (French for author) is used to describe film directors (or, more rarely, producers or writers) who are considered to have a distinctive, recognizable vision, because they (a) repeatedly return to the same subject matter, (b) habitually address a particular psychological or moral theme, (c) employ a recurring... Stanley Kubrick (July 26, 1928 – March 7, 1999) was an influential and acclaimed American film director and producer. ... Martin Marcantonio Luciano Scorsese (IPA: AmE: ; Ita: []) (born November 17, 1942) is an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Directors Guild Of America award winner and critically acclaimed American film director. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This still from The Big Combo (1955) demonstrates the visual style of film noir at its most extreme. ... i like western films The Western is an American genre in literature and film. ... The war film is a film genre that has to do with warfare, usually focusing on naval, air, or land battles, but sometimes focusing instead on prisoners of war, covert operations, military training, or other related subjects. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... The musical film is a film genre in which several songs sung by the characters are interwoven into the narrative. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ...

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Biography

Born in Winchester, Indiana, Wise began his movie career at RKO as a sound and music editor, but he soon grew to being nominated for the Academy Award for Film Editing for Citizen Kane in 1941: Wise was that film's last living crew member. Winchester is a city located in Randolph County, Indiana. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... RKO could stand for: RKO Pictures The R.K.O. - finishing manoever (and initials) of WWE professional wrestler Randy Orton. ... The Academy Award for Film Editing was first given for films issued in 1934. ... Citizen Kane is a 1941 mystery/drama film released by RKO Pictures and directed by Orson Welles, his first feature film. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film). ...


Though Wise worked only as editor on Citizen Kane, it is likely that while working on the film he would become familiar with the optical printer techniques employed by Linwood Dunn, inventor of the practical optical printer, to produce effects for Citizen Kane such as the image projected in the broken snowglobe which falls from Kane's hand as he dies. Though Wise was never known as a special-effects-driven director, echos of this 1940s high-tech special effects technology were to emerge in several of his important later films, such as The Day the Earth Stood Still, West Side Story, and Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Wise could also make a movie special in the use of technique borrowed from one genre but applied to another genre: in his hands, a science fiction movie might acquire mood from a "haunted house" film, and vice versa. Wise sought never to waste the time (or salary) of the talented people who produced his features: the result was an impressively prolific series of films which showcase the talents of director, cast, and crew. An optical printer with two projector heads, used in producing movie special effects. ... A snow globe is a transparent sphere enclosing a miniaturized simulation of snowfall, often together with a model of a landscape. ... The Day the Earth Stood Still is a 1951 science fiction film that tells the story of a humanoid alien who comes to Earth to warn its leaders not to take their conflicts into space, or they will face lethal consequences. ... West Side Story is a 1961 film directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. ... Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Paramount Pictures, 1979; see also 1979 in film) is the first feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series and is released on Friday, December 7. ...


Wise attended Connersville High School in Connersville, Indiana, and its auditorium, the Robert E. Wise Center for Performing Arts, is named in his honor. Connersville is a city in Fayette County, Indiana, United States. ...


Wise becomes a director

First called as assistant director to shoot additional scenes for Welles' The Magnificent Ambersons, Wise took his first directing job with the stylish horror film The Curse of the Cat People in 1944, teaming with Hollywood horror producer/director Val Lewton, a collaboration which would produce several notable horror films, among them The Body Snatcher starting Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff, a film which in its acting direction deliberately evoked the groundbreaking horror films of the 1930s, while presenting a psychological horror film more in tune with the uncertainty of the 1940s. The Magnificent Ambersons is a 1918 novel by Booth Tarkington. ... The Curse of the Cat People is a 1944 film directed by Gunther von Fritsch and Robert Wise and produced by Cat People producer Val Lewton. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Val Lewton Vladimir Ivan Leventon (7 May, 1904-14 March, 1951) was an American screenwriter and producer who was born in what is now Yalta, Ukraine. ... The Body Snatcher is a 1885 work by Robert Louis Stevenson. ...


In 1947, Wise directed the Lawrence Tierney noir classic Born to Kill and two years later directed the boxing movie The Set-Up, where his direction of the real-time setting got him noticed. Wise's use and mention of time in this film would find echos in later noir films such as Stanley Kubrick's The Killing and Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction. // Events May 22 - Great Expectations is premiered in New York. ... Lawrence Tierney in Born to Kill (1947) Lawrence Tierney (March 15, 1919 – (February 26, 2002) was an American actor. ... This 1947 black and white film was the first film noir directed by Robert Wise, who would also directed The Set-Up (1949), The Captive City (1952), and Odds Against Tomorrow (1959). ... The Set-Up The Set-Up (1949) is an example of film noir. ... Noir could refer to: Noir is the French language word for black. Film noir is a genre of movie. ... The Killing (1956) is a film by Stanley Kubrick based on the novel Clean Break by Lionel White. ... This article is about the film. ...


In the 1950s, Wise proved adept in several genres, from the science fiction of The Day the Earth Stood Still to the melodramatic So Big, to Susan Hayward's Oscar winner in I Want to Live!, for which he was nominated for Best Director. // Recovering from World War II and its aftermath, the economic miracle emerged in West Germany and Italy. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... The Day the Earth Stood Still is a 1951 science fiction film that tells the story of a humanoid alien who comes to Earth to warn its leaders not to take their conflicts into space, or they will face lethal consequences. ... So Big! is a 1932 film directed by William A. Wellman and starring Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, and Bette Davis. ... I Want to Live! is a 1958 film which tells the true story of a woman, Barbara Graham, accused of murder, who faces execution. ... The Academy Award for Directing is an accolade given to the person that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences feels was best director of the past year. ...


In 1961, teamed with Jerome Robbins, he won the Academy Award for Best Director for West Side Story, which he also produced. He repeated this achievement in 1965 with The Sound of Music. In the 1970s he directed such films as The Andromeda Strain, The Hindenburg, the horror film Audrey Rose, and the first Star Trek film, Star Trek: The Motion Picture. In 1989 he directed Rooftops, his last theatrical feature film. 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... Jerome Robbins in Three virgins and a devil. ... The Academy Award for Directing is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; the awards are voted on by other people within the industry. ... West Side Story is a 1961 film directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Rodgers and Hammersteins The Sound of Music is a 1965 film directed by Robert Wise and starred Julie Andrews in the lead role. ... This article is about the 1971 film. ... The Hindenburg (1975) is a movie based on the disaster of the German airship Hindenburg. ... Audrey Rose DVD cover Audrey Rose is a 1977 thriller directed by Robert Wise. ... The current Star Trek franchise logo Star Trek is an American science fiction franchise. ... Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Paramount Pictures, 1979; see also 1979 in film) is the first feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series and is released on Friday, December 7. ...


Even in his twilight years, Wise continued to be active in productions of DVD versions to his films, even making public appearances promoting those films.


Wise was a past president of both the Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6338 Hollywood Blvd. DGA Headquarters in Hollywood, California Directors Guild of America (DGA) is the labor union which represents the interests of film and television directors in the United States motion picture industry. ... Founded on May 11, 1927 in California, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) is a professional honorary organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of motion pictures. ... A band plays on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ...


After suffering a heart attack at home, Wise was rushed to UCLA Medical Center, where he died from heart failure. He died on 14 September 2005, four days after his birthday. Acute myocardial infarction (AMI or MI), commonly known as a heart attack, is a disease state that occurs when the blood supply to a part of the heart is interrupted. ... UCLA Medical Center is a hospital located on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California. ... September 14 is the 257th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (258th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Academy Awards and nominations

Awards
Preceded by
Billy Wilder
for The Apartment
Academy Award for Best Director
1961
for West Side Story
with Jerome Robbins
Succeeded by
David Lean
for Lawrence of Arabia
Preceded by
George Cukor
for My Fair Lady
Academy Award for Best Director
1965
for The Sound of Music
Succeeded by
Fred Zinnemann
for A Man for All Seasons

Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... Citizen Kane is a 1941 mystery/drama film released by RKO Pictures and directed by Orson Welles, his first feature film. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... I Want to Live! is a 1958 film which tells the true story of a woman, Barbara Graham, accused of murder, who faces execution. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... West Side Story is a 1961 film directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. ... Jerome Robbins in Three virgins and a devil. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... Rodgers and Hammersteins The Sound of Music is a 1965 film directed by Robert Wise and starred Julie Andrews in the lead role. ... The Sand Pebbles is a 1966 film based on the 1962 novel The Sand Pebbles by Richard McKenna. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... The Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award is awarded periodically (although not every year) at the Academy Awards ceremonies to Creative producers, whose bodies of work reflect a consistently high quality of motion picture production. ... Billy Wilder (June 22, 1906 – March 27, 2002) was an Austrian-born, Jewish-American journalist, screenwriter, film director, and producer whose career spanned more than 50 years and 60 films. ... The Apartment is a 1960 romantic comedy-drama directed by Billy Wilder, and starring Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray. ... The Academy Award for Directing is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; the awards are voted on by other people within the industry. ... West Side Story is a 1961 film directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. ... Jerome Robbins in Three virgins and a devil. ... Sir David Lean, KBE (March 25, 1908 – April 16, 1991) was an English film director and producer, best remembered for big-screen epics such as Lawrence of Arabia, The Bridge on the River Kwai, and Doctor Zhivago . ... Lawrence of Arabia is an award-winning 1962 film based on the life of T. E. Lawrence. ... George Dewey Cukor (July 7, 1899 – January 24, 1983) was an American film director. ... My Fair Lady is a 1964 film directed by George Cukor and starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison. ... Rodgers and Hammersteins The Sound of Music is a 1965 film directed by Robert Wise and starred Julie Andrews in the lead role. ... Fred Zinnemann (April 29, 1907—March 14, 1997) was a noted film director. ... A Man for All Seasons is a 1966 film based on Robert Bolts play of the same name about Sir Thomas More. ...

Filmography

As director / producer

Mademoiselle Fifi can refer to: Mademoiselle Fifi (book) - by Guy de Maupassant Mademoiselle Fifi (Cui) - an opera by César Cui Mademoiselle Fifi (film) - a 1944 film This is a disambiguation page—a list of articles associated with the same title. ... The Curse of the Cat People is a 1944 film directed by Gunther von Fritsch and Robert Wise and produced by Cat People producer Val Lewton. ... The Body Snatcher (also known as Robert Louis Stevensons The Body Snatcher) is a 1945 horror directed by Robert Wise based on the short story The Body Snatcher by Robert Louis Stevenson. ... Game of Death (Chinese: 死亡遊戲) was the film Bruce Lee had planned to be the demonstration piece of his martial art Jeet Kune Do. ... This 1947 black and white film was the first film noir directed by Robert Wise, who would also directed The Set-Up (1949), The Captive City (1952), and Odds Against Tomorrow (1959). ... DVD cover of the French release of Blood on the Moon Blood on the Moon is an RKO black-and-white 1948 psychological western directed by Robert Wise with cinematography by Nicholas Musuraca. ... The Set-Up The Set-Up (1949) is an example of film noir. ... Two Flags West is a 1950 American Civil War drama that tells the story of a large squadron of imprisoned Confederate Army soldiers, who will be given complete amnesty, only if they choose to fight alongside Indians. ... The Day the Earth Stood Still is a 1951 science fiction film that tells the story of a humanoid alien who comes to Earth to warn its leaders not to take their conflicts into space, or they will face lethal consequences. ... The Captive City is a 1952 film, considered film noir, directed by Robert Wise. ... Return to Paradise is: Return to Paradise (book), a 1951 book by James A. Michener Return to Paradise (album), a 1997 album by Styx Return to Paradise (movie), a 1998 movie starring Anne Heche, Joaquin Phoenix, and Vince Vaughn This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists... So Big! is a 1932 film directed by William A. Wellman and starring Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, and Bette Davis. ... Destination Gobi is a 1953 Action War Adventure in which Sam McHale (Richard Widmark) heads a group of US Navy men, sent to Mongolia for weather observation. ... The Desert Rats is a 1953 war film starring Richard Burton and Robert Douglas directed by Robert Wise. ... Executive Suite is a 1954 film starring William Holden, June Allyson, Barbara Stanwyck, Fredric March, Walter Pidgeon, Shelley Winters & Nina Foch. ... Somebody Up There Likes Me may refer to: Somebody Up There Likes Me, 1956 film starring Paul Newman and Everett Sloane; Somebody Up There Likes Me (1996 film), starring Sammo Hung Somebody Up There Likes Me (song Category: ... Original Italian film poster Helen of Troy is a 1956 Warner Bros epic film, based on Homers Iliad. ... This Could Be the Night was a song released in 1985 on the Canadian rock band Loverboys hit album Lovin Every Minute of it. ... Run Silent, Run Deep - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... I Want to Live! is a 1958 film which tells the true story of a woman, Barbara Graham, accused of murder, who faces execution. ... Harry Belafonte starred in and produced Odds Against Tomorrow (1959), the first film noir with a black protagonist. ... West Side Story is a 1961 film directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. ... Two for the seesaw is a 1960s romatic drama about the ups and downs of love, between a lonely early middle aged nebraskan lawyer transplanted to New York after his break up with his college sweet heart, who he still loves, and a flighty needy (though she doesnt... The Haunting is a 1963 horror film directed by Robert Wise and adapted by Nelson Gidding from the novel The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. ... Rodgers and Hammersteins The Sound of Music is a 1965 film directed by Robert Wise and starred Julie Andrews in the lead role. ... The Sand Pebbles is a 1966 film based on the 1962 novel The Sand Pebbles by Richard McKenna. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... This article is about the 1971 film. ... Two People is a hit single released by Grammy Award winning american rock singer Tina Turner in 1986 on her Break Every Rule album. ... The Hindenburg (1975) is a movie based on the disaster of the German airship Hindenburg. ... Audrey Rose DVD cover Audrey Rose is a 1977 thriller directed by Robert Wise. ... Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Paramount Pictures, 1979; see also 1979 in film) is the first feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series and is released on Friday, December 7. ... Wisdom is a 1986 American crime film. ... The Stupids is a 1996 comedy / adventure film directed by John Landis. ...

As editor / assistant editor

Duke Ellington wearing a top hat. ... The Informer is the title of: The Informer (novel), a 1925 novel by Liam OFlaherty The Informer (1912 movie), directed by D. W. Griffith The Informer (1914 movie), director unknown The Informer (1929 movie), directed by Arthur Robinson The Informer (1935 movie), directed by John Ford; based on the... The Gay Divorcee is a 1934 film that was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. ... Of Human Bondage (1915) is a novel by William Somerset Maugham. ... The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle is a biographical musical comedy starring Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edna May Oliver and Walter Brennan. ... Bachelor Mother (Garson Kanin; US, 1939) is a comedy film starring Ginger Rogers (in a non-dancing, non-singing role), David Niven and Charles Coburn. ... The Hunchback of Notre Dame, or Notre-Dame of Paris (in French, Notre-Dame de Paris) is a novel first published in 1831 by the prolific French author Victor Hugo. ... My Favorite Wife is a 1940 screwball comedy film that tells the story of Ellen Wagstaff Arden (Irene Dunne), a young mother who returns home after seven years of being stranded on a tropical island only to discover that that very afternoon her beloved husband Nick (Cary Grant) has had... Citizen Kane is a 1941 mystery/drama film released by RKO Pictures and directed by Orson Welles, his first feature film. ... Daniel argues while the Devil whispers in the judges ear. ... The Magnificent Ambersons is a 1918 novel by Booth Tarkington. ... logo Bombardier Inc. ...

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Robert Wise, Film Director, Dies at 91 - New York Times (787 words)
Wise enjoyed a long career in which he became a notable editor of such films as Orson Welles's "Citizen Kane," then made a successful transition from making B-movies at RKO Studios during Hollywood's golden era of the 1940's to making important films in the 1950's, 60's and 70's.
Robert Earl Wise was born on Sept. 10, 1914, in Winchester, Ind., the son of a meatpacker and his wife.
Wise conceded that "as a work of art" the original Welles version was better, but he defended his editing as saving the film from a worse fate at the hands of the studio.
Robert Wise (225 words)
Robert Wise (born September 10, 1914) is an Academy Award winning film director.
Born in Winchester, Indiana, Wise began his movie career at RKO as a sound and music editor, but he soon grew to being nominated for the Academy Award for Film Editing for Citizen Kane in 1941.
Wise is a past president of both the Directors Guild of America[?] and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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