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West side story

Author: Robert WiseJerome RobbinsErnest LehmanStephen SondheimNatalie WoodAll authors
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, [1998], ©1961.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : 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
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Film adaptations
Named Person: William Shakespeare; Arthur Laurents; Robert E Griffith; Harold Prince; Robert E Griffith; Arthur Laurents; Harold Prince; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Wise; Jerome Robbins; Ernest Lehman; Stephen Sondheim; Natalie Wood; Richard Beymer; Russ Tamblyn; Rita Moreno; George Chakiris; Arthur Laurents; Leonard Bernstein; William Shakespeare; United Artists Corporation.; Mirisch Production Company.; Seven Arts Productions.; MGM Home Entertainment Inc.
OCLC Number: 40309949
Language Note: English dialogue with optional subtitles in English and French. Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Based on the stage play produced by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince ; book by Arthur Laurents.
Videodisc release of the 1961 motion picture.
"Theatrical release format enhanced for widescreen TVs"--Container.
Includes original theatrical trailer.
Credits: Director of photography, Daniel L. Fapp ; film editor, Thomas Stanford ; choreography, Jerome Robbins ; music conducted by Johnny Green.
Cast: Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, George Chakaris, Ned Glass.
Awards: Academy Award, Best Picture, 1961.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (152 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([8] p. : col. ill. ; 19 cm.)
Details: DVD, Dolby digital 5.1 surround.
Contents: Audio CD: California dreamin' / The Mamas & the Papas --
It's my party / Lesley Gore --
Na na hey hey kiss him goodbye / Steam --
Wild thing / The Troggs --
Baby love / Diana Ross & the Supremes --
I can't help myself (sugar pie honey bunch) / Four Tops --
My girl / The Temptations --
Wooly bully / Sam The Sham & the Pharaohs.
Responsibility: United Artists ; directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins ; screenplay by Ernest Lehman ; a Robert Wise production ; music by Leonard Bernstein ; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim ; presented by Mirisch Pictures, Inc. in association with Seven Arts Productions, Inc.

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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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