Interviewed in "Conversations with Directors", 2008.
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Robert E. Wise
5' 10" (1.78 m)
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[on sequels generally especially A Game of Death
(1945)] I don't like to do remakes. Usually, for one reason or another you have to see the original film, and it always rather bugs you when you find yourself doing a certain scene, and you keep being reminded of what it was like in the first film.
After collaborating closely and happily on the editing of Citizen Kane
(1941) with Orson Welles
, Wise was assigned to edit The Magnificent Ambersons
(1942). When Welles left the country after finishing that film, RKO wanted Wise to edit it, making changes that Wise knew Welles wouldn't like. He initially refused because of his respect for Welles' vision of the film, but eventually relented and ...