Tag Archives: Robert Wise

Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) Plot Summery: Kirk in mid-life crisis returns to Enterprise selfishly determined to reclaim his former glory. He bumps our young hero from the captain’s chair: the capable Decker who is further complicated when long lost love returns in the […]

The Day the Earth Stood Still

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) 30 years before Steven Spielberg made E.T., Patricia Neal originated the archetype of a single mother who discovers her son is spending too much time with an alien. “Sci-fi Mom” can be found in the retro animated Iron […]

Star!

Star! (1968) director Robert Wise music Noel Coward, George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Kurt Weill starring Julie Andrews, Daniel Massey costumes Donald Brooks Julie Andrews plays Gertrude Lawrence beloved star of Broadway and the London stage, but seems to have missed the point in […]