Book Review: Robert Wise – The Motion Pictures by Joe Jordan

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Film buffs may not know the name Robert Wise, but they are very likely to know at least some of his movies. Because in a career spanning five decades Wise directed many memorable films, including the seminal sci-fi drama The Day the Earth Stood Still, classic ghost story The Haunting, the Steve McQueen epic The Sand Pebbles and two 1960s Best Picture Oscar winners, West Side Story and The Sound of MusicRead more …


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  1. Top review Jay. You get into the nitty gritty more than I can. I’m not the best critic I prefer to opt for centering things around my life experiences. #bloominghippy LOL
    As usual you have delved deeply into the subject and given a rounded and excellent to read article. Reminds me I must tick another Wise film off my list before the month ends!

    PS I’ve not seen The Magnificent Ambersons. to quote you “a film that was subjected to an infamous studio butchering” Is it any good?

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    1. It is sort of good. You can tell that it was probably going to be great, and that it was made with great care and attention to detail. But it’s flawed because it was hacked about so much. It’s still worth a look though.


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