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West Side Story

Author: Robert WiseErnest LehmanJerome RobbinsLeonard BernsteinStephen SondheimAll authors
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : MGM Home Entertainment, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Standard 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: Drama
Feature films
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Musical films
Romance films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
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; Ernest Lehman; Jerome Robbins; Leonard Bernstein; Stephen Sondheim; Natalie Wood; Richard Beymer; Russ Tamblyn; Rita Moreno; George Chakiris; Boris Leven; Daniel L Fapp; Thomas Stanford; Irene Sharaff; Robert E Griffith; Harold Prince; Arthur Laurents; Mirisch Pictures (Firm).; Mirisch Production Company.; Seven Arts Productions.; United Artists Corporation.; MGM Home Entertainment Inc.
ISBN: 0792858522 9780792858522
OCLC Number: 53299988
Language Note: In English, French, or Spanish ; optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed captioned.
Notes: Based on the stage play produced by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince and the book by Arthur Laurents; play conceived, directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins; music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1961.
Special features: Original theatrical trailer.
Credits: Director of photography, Daniel L. Fapp ; editor, Thomas Stanford ; music, Leonard Bernstein; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim ; costume designer, Irene Sharaff ; production designer, Boris Leven ; choreographer, Jerome Robbins.
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 by the MPAA.; Canadian home video rating: PG.
Description: 1 videodisc (152 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; region 1; NTSC; full screen (1.33:1); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Responsibility: United Artists ; Mirisch Pictures presents a Robert Wise production in association with Seven Arts Productions, Inc. ; screenplay writer, Ernest Lehman ; directors, Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins.

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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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