Commentary: Trek Stars 100: Yay, Editors! / by Mike Schindler

Wise, Part 2: Citizen Kane.

Robert Wise is best known to movie fans as the multi Oscar-winning director of The Sound of Music and West Side Story. He's best known to sci-fi fans as the man who brought The Day the Earth Stood Still and Star Trek: The Motion Picture to the big  screen. But his most important contribution to the history of cinema came 38 years prior to going where no man had gone before. In 1941, Robert Wise edited Citizen Kane.

In this, the 100th episode of Commentary: Trek Stars, Max and Mike examine Wise's work on Orson Welles's masterpiece. We discuss what it is that an editor does, why Citizen Kane is so important to film history, and how Wise played an integral role in the picture's creation.

Running Time: 58 minutes 49 seconds


Max Hegel and Mike Schindler


Editor and Producer

Mike Schindler


Associate Producer

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Editing (2:36)
Citizen Kane (13:25)
Editing Kane (29:07)
Trek Editors (45:44)
Wrap-up (49:53)


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