Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Director Robert Wise Top 5 Movies

Editor/Producer/Director Robert Wise directed The Sound of Music, the #3 all-time domestic box office film (adjusted for ticket price inflation). He was nominated for eight Oscars by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences - three times for directing. His two directing Oscars were for West Side Story, 1961 and The Sound of Music, 1965 - two of the Top 10 Musicals of all time. The other eight Top 10 Musicals are: Mary Poppins, 1964; Grease, 1978; My Fair Lady, 1964; This is the Army, 1943; Fiddler on the Roof, 1971; Going My Way, 1944; The Jolson Story, 1946 and Funny Girl, 1968.

Robert Wise's Life Achievement Award page is here at American Film Institute (afi.com).

The West Side Story movie trailer is here at Movies.NYTimes.com

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