THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (Robert Wise, 1951)

Although a few of his movies rise above his limitations (The Body Snatcher, 1945; Executive Suite, 1954; I Wamt to Live!, 1958), Robert Wise directs like the producer he became—and, we learned from Joan Fontaine’s autobiography, the cutter he originally was. This is also the odious little man who backstabbed Orson Welles, reshooting and rearranging […]