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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.

 

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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.

 

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Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 62

Birthday 1914-09-10

Day of Death 2005-09-14

Place of Birth Winchester, Indiana, USA

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Robert E. Wise

Directing TV ShowsMovies

2000 A Storm in SummerDirector
1989 RooftopsDirector
1979 Star Trek: The Motion PictureDirector
1977 Audrey RoseDirector
1975 The HindenburgDirector
1973 Two PeopleDirector
1971 The Andromeda StrainDirector
1968 Star!Director
1966 The Sand PebblesDirector
1965 The Sound of MusicDirector
1963 The HauntingDirector
1962 Two for the SeesawDirector
1961 West Side StoryDirector
1959 Odds Against TomorrowDirector
1958 I Want to Live!Director
1958 Run Silent, Run DeepDirector
1957 Until They SailDirector
1957 This Could Be the NightDirector
1956 Somebody Up There Likes MeDirector
1956 Tribute to a Bad ManDirector
1956 Helen of TroyDirector
1954 Executive SuiteDirector
1953 So BigDirector
1953 The Desert RatsDirector
1953 Destination GobiDirector
1952 Something for the BirdsDirector
1952 The Captive CityDirector
1951 The Day the Earth Stood StillDirector
1951 The House on Telegraph HillDirector
1950 Three SecretsDirector
1950 Two Flags WestDirector
1949 The Set-UpDirector
1948 Blood on the MoonDirector
1948 Mystery in MexicoDirector
1947 Born to KillDirector
1946 Criminal CourtDirector
1945 A Game of DeathDirector
1945 The Body SnatcherDirector
1944 The Curse of the Cat PeopleDirector
1944 Mademoiselle FifiDirector

Production

1986 WisdomExecutive Producer
1975 The HindenburgProducer
1973 Two PeopleProducer
1971 Happy Birthday, Wanda JuneProducer
1971 The Andromeda StrainProducer
1966 The Sand PebblesProducer
1965 The Sound of MusicProducer
1963 The HauntingProducer
1962 Two for the SeesawCo-Producer
1961 West Side StoryProducer
1959 Odds Against TomorrowProducer

Editing

1943 The Fallen SparrowEditor
1943 BombardierEditor
1942 Seven Days' LeaveEditor
1942 The Magnificent AmbersonsEditor
1941 All That Money Can BuyEditor
1941 Citizen KaneEditor
1940 Dance, Girl, DanceEditor
1940 My Favorite WifeEditor
1939 The Hunchback of Notre DameEditor
1939 Bachelor MotherEditor

Acting

2014 Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles as Himself
1996 The Stupids as Stanley's Neighbor
1996 The Battle Over Citizen Kane as Himself
1996 100 Years of Horror: The Gruesome Twosome as Himself
1995 Darryl F. Zanuck: 20th Century Filmmaker as Himself - Producer / Director
1990 With Orson Welles: Stories from a Life in Film as Himself
1985 The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal as Himself
1953 The Academy Awards(2 episodes)

Sound

1935 Top HatSound Effects Editor
1934 The Gay DivorceeSound Effects Editor

Writing

1949 The Set-UpScreenplay

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