The Films of Robert Wise examines the nearly 40 features that represent the director's career. From Curse of the Cat People in 1944 to A Storm in Summer in 2001, Keenan offers a reappraisal of Wise's films so that the true quality of his work can be better appreciated. Drawing on more than 30 hours of interviews with Wise-as well as additional interviews with a number of his collaborators-Keenan reveals both Wise the craftsman and the artist.
Richard Keenan is currently the chair of the department of English and Modern Languages at the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore.
Preface Acknowledgments 1 The Early Years at RKO 2 The Years with Val Lewton 3 More B Movies 4 Moving Up: From B to A 5 Wise at His Best: The Set-Up 6 The Years at Warner Bros. and Fox 7 Science Fiction and the Cold War:The Day the Earth Stood Still 8 1952-1958: Documentary Style-And Everything Else... 9 "Produced" by Robert Wise 10 From Stage to Film: Preeminent Translator of Musicals 11 The 1970s 12 Searching for New Beginnings Appendix: An Interview with Robert Wise Bibliography Filmography Index About the Author