DGA Visual History Robert Wise
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Visual History with Robert Wise

Interviewed by: Jeremy Kagan

At age nineteen, Robert Wise parlayed his early interest in film into a job in the RKO sound department. Later, he worked as an editor on films like The Hunchback of Notre Dame, starring Charles Laughton.

Wise relates advice he got from editor and director Richard Wallace.

Wise discusses the most essential quality of a good director.

As a former film editor, Wise explains how he understands the need for coverage.