Robert Wise: American Filmmaker (2013)

TV-14 | | Documentary | July 2013 (USA)
A Feature Length Documentary on the Films and Life of Hollywood Director Robert Wise


Jeff Herberger


A. Susan Svehla

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Alexandra Hewett Alexandra Hewett
David Sterritt David Sterritt
Robert Wise ... On Camera Interview (archive footage)


Hard-working, dedicated, inventive, and ready to tackle any genre - that was Academy Award-winning director Robert Wise. Despite all the praise and awards, Wise could easily be called one of Hollywood's always working blue-collar directors. He helmed everything from B movies to Academy Award-winning blockbusters, all while managing to live a quiet life amid the glitz, glamour and scandal of Tinsel Town. How this soft-spoken man managed to tame mega-stars' egos while directing film classics remains a mystery. But manage them he did, as he created an amazing resume of films and garnered a slew of awards from the Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Golden Globes, the American Film Institute, the American Society of Cinematographers, the Director's Guild of America and many other industry organizations. This 100-minute feature documentary focuses on movies both edited or directed by the incomparable cinematic icon, Robert Wise.

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Hollywood's Blue Collar Director, Robert Wise






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Release Date:

July 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Baltimore, Maryland, USA


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$100,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


Color (NTSC Color)

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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ROBERT WISE – Truly Talented & Humble Director plus
17 June 2014 | by guestar57See all my reviews

This documentary from Jeff Herberger (director) and A. Susan Svehla (writer) presents a man who directed & edited amazing films ,Loved by all film watchers and he had no attitude about his craft.

Robert Wise 'The short list': Magnificent Ambersons, Run Silent Run Deep, Day The Earth Stood Still, The Sand Pebbles, West Side Story, Sound Of Music, Audrey Rose, Andromeda Strain, Star Trek : The Motion Picture.

Not to mention-The extras are awe inspiring…A lot of trailers for his films,a lot of Behind The Scenes of his films,Many tributes to Wise from his actors who talk with much respect and admiration for how they were treated on his sets.

Actually seeing him interviewed in segments really filled in his legacy, He filmed all genres and had a knack for perfecting a film before it's release,His editing again is heavily compared to his directing.

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