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Movie-A-Day #253: The Haunting (1963).

September 10, 2011

Today is the birthday of one of the unsung legends of Hollywood, Robert Wise. He started out as a sound and music editor, worked in special effects, worked his way up to being a film editor (he was nominated for an Oscar for editing “Citizen Kane”) and eventually a director of such classics as “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” “West Side Story,” “The Sound of Music” and, my absolute favorite horror film of all time, “The Haunting.” He was also an integral part of the Directors Guild of America for decades, nurturing countless young filmmakers.

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