Robert
Wise
has passed away. Genre fans will know him as
the director of Star Trek: The Motion Picture
and The Day The Earth Stood Still. Our
mothers would likely know him as director of The
Sound of Music
and West Side Story. He
also directed The Andromeda Strain, 1963’s
The Haunting, Run Silent Run Deep,
The Set-Up, The Curse of the Cat
People
and many others. He served as an editor
for Orson Welles on Citizen Kane and The
Magnificent Ambersons
, and has a host of other
impressive credits. At age 91, this wasn’t a shock,
but it’s definitely a loss.