Robert Wise: The Motion Pictures by J.R. Jordan
Full Title: Robert Wise: The Motion Pictures (Revised Edition) by J.R. Jordan
Jordan pens an interesting and informative title in Robert Wise: The Motion Pictures. This is the first book of this author's that I've read. The book gives information that is interesting and maybe unknown to many who even watched Wise's pictures. I learned a lot about Robert Wise, who was not just a film maker and director. Many of his movies were dark and yet amazing, but also how he had fun and bright movies. He directed and had a lot of success with a multitude of film genres. Jordan did a fine job of writing about Wise's life, and success. It was filled with stories, and even interviews, and a lot of research. This book wasn't just about Wise, but also about his films. Wise started out as an editor and grew from there, and we still get to enjoy his directorial classics, anywhere from Citizen Kane, to West Side Story, and a whole lot more. Makes you want to go out and find those movies to watch again, and again. I look forward to reading more by this author. This book is a definite recommendation by Amy's Bookshelf Reviews.