The films of Robert Wise / Richard C. Keenan
- Keenan, Richard C., 1939-
- Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2007.
- Physical Description:
- x, 209 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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- Preface -- The early years at RKO -- The years with Val Lewton -- More B movies -- Moving up: from B to A -- Wise at his best: The Set-Up -- The years at Warner Bros. and Fox -- Science fiction and the Cold War: The Day the Earth Stood Still -- 1952-1958: documentary style -- and everything else ... -- "Produced" by Robert Wise -- From stage to film: preeminent translator of musicals -- The 1970s -- Searching for new beginnings -- Appendix: An interview with Robert Wise.
- "In The Films of Robert Wise, Richard C. Keenan examines the nearly forty features that represent the director's career, from The Curse of the Cat People (1944) to A Storm in Summer (2001), the only television production Wise ever directed. Keenan argues that if there were a flaw in Robert Wise as a director, it was that he lacked the ego and temperament of the artist, which was not necessarily a flaw at all. Indeed, Wise was a conscientious craftsman who primarily saw his work as not a vehicle for his own ideas and visual style but as an opportunity to present narrative that - quite simply - engages, informs, and entertains." "Drawing on more than thirty hours of interviews with Wise, as well as additional interviews with a number of his collaborators, Keenan offers a reassessment of the director's work. In his analysis or each film, Keenan reveals Wise as craftsman and artist." --Book Jacket.
- 9780810858855 (pbk. : alk. paper) and 0810858851 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- Filmography (p. 175-199).
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-174) and index.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Berks copy: Purchased with funds from the 20078.
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