Hollywood has a long history of movies about aliens who come to Earth bent on conquest. But how do you fight an alien germ? That’s the question posed by The Andromeda Strain, Robert Wise’s nail-biter adaptation of a Michael Crichton novel.
Robert Wise wasn’t a “personal” filmmaker. Instead, he was a journeyman director who brought insight and competence to almost every genre. But if there is a truly personal film on his resume, it is The Sand Pebbles.