DIRECTOR: Robert Wise
May Contain Spoilers!
1975 was the mid-point for the decade which mastered the disaster movie, but many critics, almost all who reviewed this, felt that the only disaster on-screen here, was the film itself. Robert Wise is a masterful film-maker, with an attention to detail and a catalogue of classic movies under his belt, including the revolutionary science fiction classic, The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951), The Sound Of Music (1960) and West Side Story (1962).
But I first came across him as young child with Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979), and later the 1970’s sci-fi film, The Andromeda Strain (1974). The through line through all of Wise’s work is his detail, his classical direction and a sense of weight and respect for the work.
What we also get a lot of, is the attention to detail producing cold and…
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