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Classically Speaking:
Promoting Classic Movies in a Jaded World!

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Don't Know...ROBERT WISE?

Robert Wise

You really should know who ROBERT WISE (1914-2005) is! Producer, director, editor and sound effects editor of many wonderful classic films.

The Sound of Music (1965) Poster

A fine place to start is by viewing: The Sound of Music (1965). It's one of the greatest musicals ever made. It has a lovely story and a wonderful cast. There's lots of great songs including "Edelweiss". Robert Wise both produced and directed this fine film.

Watch this and then see these other four films.

Top Hat (1935) A fun and romantic musical comedy starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Great Dancing and Songs including "Cheek to Cheek". Robert Wise was the uncredited sound effects editor.
My Favorite Wife (1940) A comedy starring Cary Grant and Irene Dunne very funny. Robert Wise was the editor.
Two For The Seesaw (1962) A Film about the relationship of a mixed match couple played by Robert Mitchum and Shirley MacLaine. Robert Wise was the director.
Star! (1968) The real life story of British Stage Star Gertrude Lawrence. Robert Wise was the director.

*Contributed by: "Nina M." Date: Sat, Jul 22 2006 / 03:57:02 PST

Academy Awards®
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1942 Nominated for Best Achievement in Film Editing: CITIZEN KANE
1959 Nominated for Best Achievement in Directing: I WANT TO LIVE!
1962 Won Best Picture of the Year: WEST SIDE STORY — Producer; Shared with:
Jerome Robbins, for the first time a directing award was shared.
1962 Won Best Achievement in Directing: WEST SIDE STORY
1966 Won Best Picture of the Year: THE SOUND OF MUSIC — Producer
1966 Best Achievement in Directing: THE SOUND OF MUSIC
1967 Nominated for Best Picture of the Year: THE SAND PEBBLES — Producer
1967 The Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award