View Full Version : Robert Wise...RIP
09-15-2005, 07:57 AM
09-15-2005, 02:12 PM
Very sad news to wake up to today.:( Another favourite director of mine gone forever, but masterpieces like THE HAUNTING, CURSE OF THE CAT PEOPLE, THE BODY SNATCHER, and ANDROMEDA STRAIN live on. Pity he didn't get to see the Val Lewton set get released, the films that launched his career. :(
09-15-2005, 03:05 PM
I consider The Haunting one of the finest horror films ever made, he sure knocked that one out of the park. He had a great filmography, a great body of work.
J Dewey Wallis
09-15-2005, 03:59 PM
Yep. Lost a great one.
09-15-2005, 05:52 PM
He was a big director that I never saw much of a strong personality in, at least where his work was concerned. His output was impressive, yet I never saw much of a vision behind it, if that makes any sense. Thus, while I adore The Body Snatcher and The Haunting, I never really counted him as one of my favorites. Even so, the man edited Citizen Kane, made some damn good films and became a Hollywood perennial - it's sad to see him go. RIP, Mr. Wise.
09-15-2005, 07:15 PM
RIP Robert Wise
I really only knew him via The Haunting, one of the best horror films I ever did see. So much so that I went out of my way to spend my honeymoon at the house that they used for the location of Hill House...
Photo I took on my honeymoon...
09-15-2005, 08:08 PM
Very sad news indeed, RIP Robert. Neat picture Jonny!
09-16-2005, 03:56 AM
Ah, man. RIP Robert. :(
I was raised on The Sound of Music, which I regard as one of the greatest later musicals. And of course West Side Story is another member of that category. Throw in The Day the Earth Stood Still and all the other stuff mentioned and it becomes clear that Wise's defining quality was not some obvious artistic motif, but sheer excellence in every genre. From musical to sci-fi to horror to drama, the man was a great American entertainer.
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