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Wise, Robert 1914-2005

Works: 451 works in 1,848 publications in 9 languages and 39,469 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Naval history  Interviews  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Musical films  Trials, litigation, etc  Biographical films 
Roles: Director, Film editor, Producer, Author, Performer, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Restager , Contributor, fme, Actor, Speaker
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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West Side story by Robert Wise( Visual )
303 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 6,922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This musical sets the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet against a backdrop of the rivalry of two street gangs, the Sharks and the Jets, in New York of the 1950s. A young woman who is sister to the Sharks leader has her first taste of love with the former head of the Jets
The sound of music by Robert Wise( Visual )
186 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 5,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As Nazism takes over Austria, a governess and a widowed father fall in love and escape the country with his large family of musically-talented children
The day the earth stood still by Harry Bates( Visual )
75 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Governments and scientists race to unravel the mystery behind a visitor's appearance. Dr. Helen Benson is a renowned scientist who finds herself face-to-face with an alien called Klaatu. Klaatu has traveled across the universe to warn of an impending global crisis. She quickly discovers the deadly ramifications of Klaatu's claim that he is a 'friend to the Earth.' Now, she and her yourng stepson must find a way to convince the entity who was sent to destroy humans that mankind is worth saving, but it may be too late
Citizen Kane by Orson Welles( Visual )
31 editions published between 1941 and 2013 in English and held by 3,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The battle over Citizen Kane: Examines the lives of William Randolph Hearst, the powerful newspaper magnate, and director/actor, Orson Welles as they clashed over Welles first film: "Citizen Kane". Hearst's reaction upon learning about the film, which portrayed him unfavorably, was to work to suppress it and destroy Welles. Major movie theater chains refused to show "Citizen Kane", and Welles' masterpiece virtually disappeared for almost 25 years. Never again would Orson Welles gain control of a major Hollywood production
Star trek the motion picture by Robert Wise( Visual )
54 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When an unidentified alien destroys three powerful Klingon cruisers, Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner) returns to the newly-transformed U.S.S. Enterprise to take command. Shatner is joined on this heroic mission by Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, and the cast from the acclaimed Star Trek television series. The entire crew mobilises to stop the alien intruder from its relentless flight towards Earth
Rodgers and Hammerstein's the sound of music by Richard Rodgers( Visual )
29 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Julie Andrews lights up the screen as Maria, the spirited young woman who leaves the convent to become a governess to the seven young children of Captain von Trapp, an autocratic widower whose strict household rules leave no room for music or merriment
The haunting by Robert Wise( Visual )
30 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adapted from Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House, this psychological thriller tells the story of four people who come to the house to study its supernatural phenomena
The Sand Pebbles ( Visual )
37 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in English and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A U.S. gunboat cruises China's Yangtze River in 1926, witnessing the awakening of a bloody revolution
The Andromeda strain by Robert Wise( Visual )
28 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A remote village in New Mexico is contaminated by a crashed satellite. Scientists fight the clock trying to analyze the lethal organism and discover a solution
Run silent, run deep ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in English and Multiple languages and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The realities of submarine warfare during World War II in the Pacific, is centered around two submarine officers who are destined to clash with each other from the first moment they meet
The set-up by Robert Wise( Visual )
26 editions published between 1949 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An over-the-hill boxer thinks he can still win a bout, despite doubts from his wife and his manager. He goes into his next fight determined to beat his opponent, not realizing his manager has taken money for a 'dive' from a tough gambler. Heightening the tension, the film takes place over the course of 72 minutes, its approximate running time
My favorite wife by Garson Kanin( Visual )
3 editions published between 1940 and 2004 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A funny thing happens to Nick on his way to his honeymoon suite. He meets his wife. No, not his bride. He meets the wife that was lost at sea seven years ago and presumed dead
Visions of light by Arnold Glassman( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of cinematography as seen through the lenses of the world's greatest filmmakers and captured in classic scenes from over 125 immortal movies. Traces the evolution and innovations of cinematography beginning in an era when the movie camera was a marvelous invention, and examines how to filmmaking process was complicated by new cinematic trends and technologies
I want to live! by Robert Wise( Visual )
26 editions published between 1958 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arrested for fatally beating an elderly widow, Barbara Graham at first goads the police, refusing to answer their questions. But when an alleged accomplice turns state's evidence, Graham insists that she is innocent. Condemned by the press and the public, Graham is found guilty of murder and sentenced to die in the gas chamber. With her execution date getting near, Graham desperately attempts to expose the truth and save her life against all odds
Cat people The curse of the cat people ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The curse of the cat people: A young girl creates an imaginary friend, based on a picture of her father's long-dead first wife
The desert rats ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in English and Multiple languages and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A courageous band of Australian soldiers stops Rommel's march to the Suez Canal in this stirring blend of action and history
Dance, girl, dance by Dorothy Arzner( Visual )
4 editions published between 1940 and 2007 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Bubbles loves to dance. But she also likes to eat. Her friend Judy may choose to suffer for her art, but not Bubbles. She swaps her ballet shoes for a G-string...and turns patrons' fantasies into dollars as burlesque sensation Tiger Lily White. Directed by Dorothy Arzner, classic Hollywood's sole major female director."--Container
Born to kill by Robert Wise( Visual )
14 editions published between 1947 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A classic film noir featuring a cold-hearted killer named Sam Wild who kills two innocent people and actively pursues the woman who finds the bodies, all while being married to the woman's half-sister
I walked with a zombie by Jacques Tourneur( Visual )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Robert Louis Stevenson's The body snatcher: A surgeon pays an unscrupulous body snatcher to deliver fresh cadavers to him
The magnificent Ambersons by Orson Welles( Visual )
9 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A brilliant, moving portrayal of an aristocratic American family in what many critics consider a masterpiece equal to Citizen Kane. Based on a novel by Booth Tarkington, the drama begins in the 1870s when the Amberson family is at the height of its wealth and prestige. But the day arrives when all the Ambersons are stunned by the truth of their financial ruin
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Wise, Bobby 1914-2005
Wise, Rob 1914-2005
Wise, Robert
Wise, Robert E. 1914-2005
English (787)
French (34)
German (27)
Multiple languages (24)
Spanish (15)
Italian (5)
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