The Baroness: You’re far away. Where are you?
Captain von Trapp: In a world that’s disappearing, I’m afraid.
One can’t judge Robert Wise’s "The Sound of Music" as a good or bad film â€” it’s a cultural icon. It sits there, in the national consciousness, like Paris. Or Seaworld. But Wise, who died of heart failure Wednesday at the age of 91, not only directed that iconic musical (along with "West Side Story," partnered with Jerome Robbins), he proved himself a savvy, adaptable and sometimes brilliant classical Hollywood director: he helmed 1963’s "The Haunting," the greatest horror film ever made (inarguable), as well as 1949’s "The Set-Up," the greatest boxing film ever made (though we’re willing to concede that others may have a difference of opinion on that one).