West Side story

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(1)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
Romeo and Juliet is updated to the tenements of New York City in this Oscar-winning musical landmark. Adapted by Ernest Lehman from the Broadway production, the movie opens with an overhead shot of Manhattan, an effect that director Robert Wise would repeat over the Alps in The Sound of Music four years later. We are introduced to two rival street gangs: the Jets, second-generation American teens, and the Sharks, Puerto Rican immigrants. When the war between the Jets and Sharks reaches a fever pitch, Jets leader Riff (Russ Tamblyn) decides to challenge the Sharks to one last "winner take all" rumble. He decides to meet Sharks leader Bernardo (George Chakiris) for a war council at a gymnasium dance; to bolster his argument, Riff wants his old pal Tony (Richard Beymer), the cofounder of the Jets, to come along. But Tony has set his sights on vistas beyond the neighborhood and has fallen in love with Bernardo's sister, Maria (Natalie Wood), a love that, as in Romeo and Juliet, will eventually end in tragedy. In contrast to the usual slash-and-burn policy of Hollywood musical adaptations, all the songs written by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim for the original Broadway production of West Side Story were retained for the film version, although some alterations were made to appease the Hollywood censors, and the original order of two songs was reversed for stronger dramatic impact. The movie more than retains the original choreography of Jerome Robbins, which is recreated in some of the most startling and balletic dance sequences ever recorded on film. West Side Story won an almost-record ten Oscars, including Best Picture, supporting awards to Chakiris and Rita Moreno as Bernardo's girlfriend, Anita, and Best Director to Robbins and Wise. Richard Beymer's singing was dubbed by Jimmy Bryant, Natalie Wood's by Marni Nixon (who also dubbed Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady), and Rita Moreno's by Betty Wand. The film's New York tenement locations were later razed to make room for Lincoln Center. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 97db245c-0653-db90-8a27-c090a2168043
Grouping Title west side story
Grouping Author mirisch pictures
Grouping Category movie
Last Grouping Update 2019-08-23 01:47:38AM
Last Indexed 2019-08-22 18:44:05PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990.
Beymer, Richard, 1939-
Chakiris, George.
Fapp, Daniel.
Griffith, Robert E.
Laurents, Arthur.
Lehman, Ernest, 1915-2005.
Leven, Boris.
Moreno, Rita.
Prince, Harold, 1928-
Robbins, Jerome.
Sharaff, Irene.
Sondheim, Stephen.
Tamblyn, Russ.
Wise, Robert, 1914-2005.
Wood, Natalie.
author2-role Bernstein, Leonard,1918-1990.
Beymer, Richard,1939-
Chakiris, George.
Fapp, Daniel.
Griffith, Robert E.
Laurents, Arthur.
Lehman, Ernest,1915-2005.
Leven, Boris.
MGM Home Entertainment Inc.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (1992- )
Mirisch Pictures (Firm)
Mirisch Pictures, Inc.
Moreno, Rita.
Prince, Harold,1928-
Robbins, Jerome.
Seven Arts Productions.
Sharaff, Irene.
Sondheim, Stephen.
Tamblyn, Russ.
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.
Wise, Robert,1914-2005.
Wood, Natalie.
author_display
available_at_catalog Carmichael
Franklin
Martin Luther King Jr.
South Natomas
detailed_location_catalog Belle Cooledge
Carmichael
Colonial Heights
Franklin
Martin Luther King, Jr.
South Natomas
display_description The greatest story ever told in the most acclaimed musical of all time! Experience every sensational song, dazzling dance number and magical movie moment of West Side Story in this 50th Anniversary Edition! This electrifying musical sets the ageless tragedy of Romeo and Juliet against a backdrop of gang warfare in 1950s New York.
format_catalog DVD
format_category_catalog Movies
id 97db245c-0653-db90-8a27-c090a2168043
isbn 9780792858522
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b23654934 .i72381437 Folsom Adult AFI 100 DVD FICTION WEST 1961 1 false false Due Aug 27, 2019 fola
ils:.b23654934 .i77327391 Colonial Heights DVD FICTION WEST SIDE 1 false false Due Aug 26, 2019 chsa
ils:.b23654934 .i77327378 Carmichael DVD FICTION WEST SIDE 1 false false On Shelf cara
ils:.b23654934 .i80076853 South Natomas DVD FICTION WEST SIDE 1 false false On Shelf nata
ils:.b23654934 .i77327354 Carmichael DVD FICTION WEST SIDE 1 false false On Shelf cara
ils:.b23654934 .i7732738x Carmichael DVD FICTION WEST SIDE 1 false false On Shelf cara
ils:.b23654934 .i74674808 Martin Luther King, Jr. DVD FICTION WEST SIDE 1 false false On Shelf kina
ils:.b17083473 .i80240720 Franklin DVD FICTION WEST SIDE 1 false false On Shelf fraa
ils:.b17083473 .i51347490 Woodland Public Library DVD FICTION West 1 false false On Shelf wdpa
ils:.b17083473 .i79786649 Belle Cooledge DVD FICTION WEST SIDE 1 false false Due Aug 20, 2019 cooa
ils:.b17083473 .i49568930 Woodland Public Library DVD FICTION West 1 false false On Shelf wdpa
ils:.b17083473 .i73070403 Colusa Main Branch Adult Collection DVD AWARD WINNERS 1 false false On Shelf cola
ils:.b17083473 .i64655465 Princeton Branch Library Adult Collection DVD 1 false false On Shelf pria
itype_catalog ADULT FLOATING DVD
FOL DVD Adult 1 week
WDP DVD ADULT
last_indexed 2019-08-23T01:44:05.031Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Dramas
Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog DVD FICTION WEST SIDE
owning_library_catalog Sacramento Public Library
owning_location_catalog Belle Cooledge
Carmichael
Colonial Heights
Franklin
Martin Luther King Jr.
South Natomas
primary_isbn 9780792858522
primary_upc 027616898807
publishDate 2003
2012
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b23654934 DVD Movies 50th anniversary ed. English Metro-Goldwyn Mayer Studios : [2012] 1 videodisc (153 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
ils:.b17083473 DVD Movies Standard version. English MGM Home Entertainment, c2003. 1 videodisc (152 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b23654934 .i72381437 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120
ils:.b23654934 .i77327391 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true 9999
ils:.b23654934 .i77327378 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 9999
ils:.b23654934 .i80076853 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 9999
ils:.b23654934 .i77327354 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 9999
ils:.b23654934 .i7732738x On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 9999
ils:.b23654934 .i74674808 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 9999
ils:.b17083473 .i80240720 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 9999
ils:.b17083473 .i51347490 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 69, 70, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120
ils:.b17083473 .i79786649 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true 9999
ils:.b17083473 .i49568930 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 69, 70, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120
subject_facet Academy Awards (Motion pictures)
American Film Institute 100 greatest American movies
DVD-Video discs
DVDs
Director's Guild of America Awards
Feature films
Film adaptations
Films for the hearing impaired
First loves -- Drama
Gangs -- New York (State) -- Drama
Golden Globe Awards
Grammy Awards
Musical films
National Film Preservation Board (U.S.)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
title_display West Side story
title_full West Side story [videorecording] / Mirisch Pictures presents a Robert Wise production in association with Seven Arts Productions, Inc. ; screenplay writer, Ernest Lehman ; directors, Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins
West side story [videorecording] / presented by Mirisch Pictures, Inc. in association with Seven Arts Productions Inc. ; directed by Robert Wise & Jerome Robbins ; screenplay by Ernest Lehman ; play conceived, directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins
title_short West Side story
topic_facet Academy Awards (Motion pictures)
DVDs
First loves
Gangs
Golden Globe Awards
Grammy Awards
upc 027616898807
883904284307