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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 10, 2012.
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Mets settle Madoff trustee suit for $162M

Mets settle Madoff trustee suit for $162M

NEW YORK, March 19 (UPI) -- A trial looming, the owners of New York Mets agreed to pay $162 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the trustee for the victims of Bernard Madoff

Coen brothers win DGA directoring award

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Joel and Ethan Coen are the first siblings to win the Directors Guild of America's best directing award thanks to their film "No Country for Old Men."

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 10, 2007.
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Today is Sunday, Sept. 10, the 253rd day of 2006 with 112 to follow.
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Spanish film fest draws to a close

SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Czech director Bohdan Slama's "Something like Happiness" beat 19 other movies for the Golden Shell at the San Sebastian, Spain, Film Festival.

Oscar-winning director Robert Wise dead

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- The Oscar-winning producer/director of "West Side Story" and "The Sound of Music," Robert Wise, has died in Los Angeles at age 91.

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Today is Saturday, Sept. 10, the 253rd day of 2005 with 112 to follow.
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The Almanac

The weekly UPI Almanac package for Sept. 5-11, 2005.
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Feature: AFI calls Lucas a pioneer

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- When the American Film Institute presents George Lucas with its AFI Life Achievement Award next June, it will be the first time in the award's 33-year history t
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

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Today is Friday, Sept. 10, the 254th day of 2004 with 112 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Sept. 10, the 253rd day of 2003 with 112 to follow.
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New Oscar rule threatens the boot

HOLLYWOOD, July 5 (UPI) -- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences warned its voting members that anyone who undermines the "letter or spirit" of Oscar rules could get the boot.

Some Oscar voters want ballots back

LOS ANGELES, March 14 (UPI) -- Some Oscar voters are so angry about politicking for Best Director they're demanding their ballots be returned, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday.
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Robert Wise
Los Angeles: Actress Julie Andrews, star of the mega-hit "The Sound of Music" and the film's director Robert Wise share a serious moment prior to a special screening to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the musical on August 23, 1990. The movie, nominated for ten Academy Awards and winning five, including two Oscars for Robert Wise and an Oscar nomination for best Actress to Julie Andrews, will open August 24 in New York City and Los Angeles with a limited release. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen/Files)
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Robert Earl Wise (September 10, 1914 – September 14, 2005) was an American sound effects editor, film editor, and Academy Award-winning film producer and director. Among his many famous films are Citizen Kane (as an editor), The Sand Pebbles, The Sound of Music, West Side Story, The Hindenburg, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, The Day the Earth Stood Still; Run Silent, Run Deep; The Andromeda Strain, The Set-Up, The Haunting, and The Body Snatcher. Wise's working period spanned the 1930s to the 1990s.

Often contrasted with contemporary "auteur" directors such as Stanley Kubrick who tended to bring a distinctive directorial "look" to a particular genre, Wise is famously viewed to have allowed his (sometimes studio assigned) story dictate style. Later critics such as Martin Scorsese would go on to expand that characterization, insisting that despite Wise's notorious workaday concentration on stylistic perfection within the confines of genre and budget, his choice of subject matter and approach still functioned to identify Wise as an artist and not merely an artisan. Through whatever means, Wise's approach would bring him critical success as a director in many different traditional film genres: from horror to noir to Western to war films to science fiction, to musical and drama, with many repeat hits within each genre. Wise's tendency towards professionalism led to a degree of preparedness which, though nominally motivated by studio budget constraints, nevertheless advanced the moviemaking art, with many Academy Award-winning films the result.

Wise was born in Winchester, Indiana, the son of Olive R. (née Longenecker) and Earl W. Wise, a meat packer. Wise attended Connersville High School in Connersville, Indiana, and its auditorium, the Robert E. Wise Center for Performing Arts, is named in his honor. Wise began his movie career at RKO as a sound and music editor, but he soon grew to being nominated for the Academy Award for Film Editing for Citizen Kane in 1941: Wise was that film's last living crew member.

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