West side story won a total of 10 oscars at the 34th academy awards in 1962, making it the musical film with the most academy wins, including best picture. How does the new west side story cast compare with the stars of the 1961 original. But director robert wises lavish widescreen presentation broke fresh ground by taking. West side story 1961 british board of film classification. This romantic musical update of romeo and juliet won ten oscars. A musical in which a modern day romeo and juliet are involved in new york street gangs. Rent west side story 1961 starring natalie wood and richard beymer on dvd and bluray. Jerome robbins shared the best director oscar with robert wise, becoming only the second director to win the academy award for best director for a film debut after delbert mann for marty. It was inspired by william shakespeares play romeo and juliet the story is set in the upper west side neighborhood in new york city in the mid 1950s, a multiracial, bluecollar neighborhood. Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at. If broadway isnt your thing, then west side story might not be, either. Leonard bernsteins musical update of romeo and juliet, with a young stephen sondheims brilliant lyrics, had already galvanized broadway with its vivid reinvention as a parable of racial intolerance and generational conflict.
How does the new west side story cast compare with the stars of. West side story, a novelization of the film by irving shulman. Find low everyday prices and buy online for delivery or instore pickup. With a screenplay by ernest lehman, the film is an adaptation of the 1957 broadway musical of the same name, which in turn was inspired by william shakespeares play romeo and juliet. Backed into the orchestra pit on the set of an early40s broadway production after the cast and crew failed to warn him.
In paris it played for four straight years at the george v theater, creating a record. On the harsh streets of the upper west side, two gangs. This is the place for you if youve ever been involved in, or infatuated with, west side story as an actor, singer, dancer, musician, producer, director, designer, crew or just as important as a fan. This former teen actor, who after starring in a string of major films in the 1950s and early 60s the diary of anne frank 1959, west side story 1961, hemingways adventures of a young man 1962 and the stripper 1963, never really made the transition to interesting adult roles and came under critical attack for his sometimes wooden performances. West side story original broadway cast, a 1957 recording west side story, an adaptation directed by robert wise and jerome robbins.
Ratings info contains mild violence and racist terms. West side story 1961 tt0055614 in the slums of the upper west side of manhattan, new york, a gang of polishamerican teenagers called the jets compete with a rival gang of recently immigrated puerto ricans, the sharks, to own the neighborhood streets. Cast crew awards lyrics downloads links image credits. With music by leonard bernstein and lyrics by stephen sondheim, the movie soundtrack of west side story was released on october 18, 1961 four years after the release of the original broadway. West side story studio cast conducted by bobby richards cast.
Two teenagers from rival new york city gangs fall in love, but tensions between their. West side story soundtrack from 1961, composed by leonard bernstein. West side story was the kind of musical people thought was good for them, a pious expression of admirable but unrealistic liberal sentiments, and certainly its. For all this, west side story is more than a movie. West side story 1961 is an energetic, widelyacclaimed, melodramatic musical a modernday, loose retelling of shakespeares romeo and juliet tragedy of feuding families, although the setting is the upper west side of new york city in the late 1950s with conflict between rival street gangs rather than families. Isolated the actors playing the sharks and jets before and after rehearsals for the musical west side story in order to build animosity between the two groups. Original broadway cast recording, max goberman, musical director. Robert wise teamed up with legendary broadway directorchoreographer jerome robbins for the film version of the acclaimed stage musical that transposed the story of romeo and juliet to the modern age of new york street gangs. Film adaptations film studies research guides at dartmouth.
Before richard beymer was sleazy, civil warobsessed businessman ben horne and russ tamblyn kooky, hawaiiobsessed psychiatrist dr. The tale of a turf war between rival teenage gangs in manhattans hells kitchen and the two. West side story 1961 a musical in which a modern day romeo and juliet are involved in new york street gangs. Two youngsters from rival new york city gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy. Lp, 1964 presto 622, with flower drum song west side story studio cast. The musical explores the rivalry between the jets and the sharks, two teenage. Once you have the tocs you can download and read the articles you want. In the slums of the upper west side of manhattan, new york, a gang of polishamerican. West side story is a musical with a book by arthur laurents, music by leonard bernstein and lyrics by stephen sondheim.
Two teenagers from rival new york city gangs fall in love, but tensions between their friends build towards tragedy. West side story is truly a special movie, i personally dont know why its not on the top 250 imdb movies, if you are going to watch a musical this is the one that i always recommend. West side story 1961 webrip 1080p yts yify west side story is the awardwinning adaptation of the classic romantic tragedy, romeo and juliet. West side story prologue official full number 50th anniversary hd duration. In the modern world, they appear as tony and maria from two opposing street gangs. The screen achieves one of the great entertainments in the history of motion pictures. In the slums of the upper west side of manhattan, new york, a gang of polishamerican teenagers called the jets compete with a. A love affair is fated for tragedy amidst the vicious rivalry of two street gangsthe jets and the sharks. My brother, sister, and i have always had west side story in our lives.
Romeo and juliet are everliving, and this film proves that. Story1961, ii, spain west side story amor sin barreras, amor sin barreras, spain complete title west side story amor sin barreras. Listen free to leonard bernstein west side story prologue and jet song, somethings coming and more. West side story 1961 stream and watch online moviefone. Lp, 1962 world record club t177, with guys and dolls west side story studio cast conducted by hans flynn cast. Maria natalie wood is a young puerto rican girl whose love for the polishamerican tony richard beymer exacerbates. We dont get musicals to this big scape any more, they dont have the same heart as west side story had. Click on the link below to start the download west side story in dvdrip hdrip full dvdhd. West side story is a 1961 american musical romantic drama film directed by robert wise and jerome robbins. West side story jerome robbins and robert wise, us, 1961. Atlantas rich kidz return with a new 19 track tape, which features production from london on the track, metro boomin, tm88, zaytoven, luney tunez and more.
Formerly a broadway and hollywood actordancerhe was seen as indio in the oscarwinning west side story 1961gus trikonis switched to directing in 1968. Jacoby, they costarred in this classic best picture winner, which still swoons thanks to leonard bernsteins rapturous score and exhilarates thanks to jerome robbins iconic choreography. On the streets of new york city, two gangs the sharks and the jets battle for territory and respect. Few musicals, however, wield as much impact and emotion, or examine more substantive themes than west side story, which took broadway by storm in 1957 by brilliantly merging song and plot with muscular, balletic. Whats new on netflix and whats leaving in june 2020 digital. The feuding families become two warring new york city gangs the white jets led by riff and the puerto rican sharks, led by bernardo. Although west side story was named the best picture of 1961 and won 10 academy awards, it is not much mentioned by movie fans these days, and the old warhorse singin in the rain is probably more seen and certainly better loved. Directors robert wise,jerome robbins cast includes natalie wood, richard beymer, russ tamblyn, rita moreno, george chakiris, simon oakland, ned glass, william bramley, tucker smith, tony mordente, david winters, eliot feld. On the harsh streets of the upper west side, two gangs battle for control of the turf.
Download full movie west side story free download movies. Winner of ten academy awards including best picture, this electrifying musical sets the ageless tragedy of romeo and juliet in the slums of 1950s new york and stars natalie wood and richard beymer. West side story, an adaptation directed by steven spielberg. In 1961 the movie musical version of west side story was released and cemented its place in cultural history. Ann drummond, peter grant, anita sinclair, and john wakeford. West side story 1961 fullhd movies online free no download west side story 1961 fullhd movies online free west side story 1961 fullhd movies online gorillavid. Rent west side story 1961 on dvd and bluray dvd netflix. Broadway musicals have been around for more than a century, but only a handful can be considered groundbreaking. It is fundamentally a retelling of the tragedy of romeo and juliet set in 1960s new york, with street gangs substituted for the squabbling families and presented as broadway musical from that period.
Review of west side story at sydney opera house dance life. West side story is a beautifullymounted, impressive, emotionridden and violent musical which, in its stark approach to a raging social problem and realism of unfoldment, may set a pattern for. Its a cultural identifying point, where we americans celebrate our own urban interpretation of shakespearean tragedy, just as shakespeares romeo and juliet was a retelling of. On the harsh streets of new york city, two gangs battle for control of the turf, the situation becomes complicated when a gang member falls in love with a. Released by music square in 2012 containing music from west side story 1961. West side story, a 1961 soundtrack album from the film. The result does have the youthfulness of the former, but generally the producers managed to find the same pitfalls that made. West side story 1961 film cast is a studio album by leonard bernstein released in 1992. West side story, director jerome robbins and natalie wood. In 1961, this movie adaptation of the broadway smashhit musical west side story broke box office records and won an incredible 10 academy awards, more than any other musical before or since. From martin scorseses cape fear to west side story to greta.1217 652 471 817 1201 1154 461 126 656 322 761 563 1334 916 585 473 1286 386 1200 95 399 40 1589 637 655 1384 712 363 1413 1406 194 673 1455