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West Side Story, 1961

West Side Story
Directed by: Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins
Written by: Ernest Lehman
Language:  English, Spanish
Country:  USA
Runtime:  152 min
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West Side Story can be described as tense, emotional, and stylized. The plot revolves around tragic love, young lovers, and interracial relations. The main genres are romance, musical, and drama. In terms of style, West Side Story has a Hollywood tone and is a melodrama. In approach, it is serious and realistic. It is set, at least in part, in an urban environment. West Side Story is located in New York. It takes place in the 1950s. The soundtrack is oldies and show tunes. West Side Story is adapted from a play. The movie has received attention for being a classic, an Oscar winner, and essential viewing. It is well suited for a date night. Note that West Side Story involves violent content.

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Considered one of the most popular musicals of all time, West Side Story earned director Robert Wise... more

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Language: English, Spanish
Country: USA
Release date: 23 December 1961
Runtime: 152 min
Awards: Academy Awards

Awards

Awarded Best Adapted or Musical Song/Score at the 1961 Academy Awards
Irwin Kostal for Best Adapted or Musical Song/Score at the 1961 Academy Awards
Saul Chaplin for Best Adapted or Musical Song/Score at the 1961 Academy Awards
Johnny Green for Best Adapted or Musical Song/Score at the 1961 Academy Awards
Awarded Best Art Direction at the 1961 Academy Awards
Awarded Best Costume Design at the 1961 Academy Awards
Robert Wise for Best Director at the 1961 Academy Awards
Jerome Robbins for Best Director at the 1961 Academy Awards
Awarded Best Film Editing at the 1961 Academy Awards
Awarded Best Picture at the 1961 Academy Awards
Awarded Best Sound at the 1961 Academy Awards
George Chakiris for Best Supporting Actor at the 1961 Academy Awards
Rita Moreno for Best Supporting Actress at the 1961 Academy Awards
Awarded Honorary Awards at the 1961 Academy Awards

Cast and Crew

Natalie Wood Natalie Wood As Maria
Richard Beymer Richard Beymer As Tony
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To begin, I'll say that West Side Story was one of the worst films I've ever seen. That said, I think I've come to the realization that I am not a fan of musicals. I've tried, but I just can't get into them. I also know that I don't particularly...
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09.October.2009 |  by: Ethan Clapham
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Great adaptation
Great version of play, great story line about star crossed lovers and performances.
22.October.2008 |  by: Donnab
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One of the best musicals of all time
I've been watching this since I was a kid. Wonderful movie, outstanding dancing and groundbreaking choreography. The music is great too, it's a "must have" in your musicals collection.
20.September.2008 |  by: Noa
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