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Author: Ernest LehmanRobert WiseJerome RobbinsNatalie WoodRichard BeymerAll authors
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : MGM Home Entertainment, [2003], ©1961.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Collectors set, Special ed.; widescreen versionView all editions and formats
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This musical sets the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet against a backdrop of the rivalry of two street gangs, the Sharks and the Jets, in New York of the 1950s. A young woman who is sister to the Sharks' leader has her first taste of love with the former head of the Jets.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Musical films
Film adaptations
Films for the hearing impaired
Drama
Named Person: William Shakespeare
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ernest Lehman; Robert Wise; Jerome Robbins; Natalie Wood; Richard Beymer; Russ Tamblyn; Rita Moreno; George Chakiris; Daniel Fapp; Thomas Stanford; Leonard Bernstein; Stephen Sondheim; Irene Sharaff; Boris Leven; Arthur Laurents; William Shakespeare; United Artists Corporation.; Mirisch Corporation.; Seven Arts Productions.; Beta Productions (Firm); MGM Home Entertainment Inc.
ISBN: 0792855019 9780792855019
OCLC Number: 51479578
Language Note: English, French or Spanish dialogue, optional English, French or Spanish subtitles. Closed-captioned.
Notes: Accompanied by a Collectible scrapbook including Ernest Lehman introduction; film script; original lobby brochure reproduction; behind-the-scenes memos.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1961.
Based on the stage play produced by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince by arrangement with Roger L. Stevens; book by Arthur Laurents; play conceived, directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins.
Special features: Disc 1: feature film; original film intermission music (option to play with or without intermission) -- Disc 2: "West side memories" retrospective documentary containing Natalie Wood's original vocal recordings and new interviews with cast and crew including Robert Wise and Stephen Sondheim (56 min.); original film intermission music; storyboard-to-film comparison; original release trailers and behind-the-scenes photos.
Credits: Director of photography, Daniel L. Fapp ; editor, Thomas Stanford ; costume designer, Irene Sharaff ; production designer, Boris Leven ; choreographer, Jerome Robbins ; music conductor, Johnny Green.
Cast: Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris.
Awards: Academy Awards, USA; 1962, Oscar - Best Actor in a Supporting Role (George Chakiris); Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Rita Moreno); Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color (Boris Leven, Victor A. Gangelin); Best Cinematography, Color (Daniel L. Fapp); Best Costume Design, Color (Irene Sharaff); Best Director (Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins); Best Film Editing (Thomas Stanford); Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture (Saul Chaplin, Johnny Green, Sid Ramin, Irwin Kostal); Best Picture (Robert Wise); Best Sound (Fred Hynes, Gordon Sawyer)
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 2 videodiscs (152 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 collectible scrapbook.
Details: DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround ; enhanced for 16x9 televisions.
Contents: Special collection includes: "West Side Memories" retrospective documentary, including Natalie Wood's original voice recordings and new interviews with the cast and crew, including Robert Wise and Stephen Sondheim ; storyboard to film comparison ; original release trailers and behind the scenes photos. Language: English 5.1 surround ; French mono ; Spanish mono ; subtitles: English, French, Spanish.
Other Titles: West Side memories.
West Side story (Motion picture)
Responsibility: United Artists ; directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins ; screenplay by Ernest Lehman ; music by Leonard Bernstein ; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim ; presented by Mirisch Pictures Inc. in association with Seven Arts Productions Inc. ; a Robert Wise production ; a Beta production.

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This musical sets the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet against a backdrop of the rivalry of two street gangs, the Sharks and the Jets, in New York of the 1950s. A young woman who is sister to the Sharks' leader has her first taste of love with the former head of the Jets.

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