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West Side story [videorecording] / 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.

Available copies

  • 15 of 16 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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0 current holds with 16 total copies.

Summary:

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.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library DVD FIC WES (Text) 33892004875051 Adult DVDs DVD None 07/10/2008 Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (152 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Culver City, CA : Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, [2007]
  • Distributor: Beverly Hills, CA : Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based upon the stage play produced by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince by arrangement with Roger L. Stevens ; book by Arthur Laurents ; music by Leonard Bernstein ; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim ; play conceived, directed, and choreographed by Jerome Robbins.
Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1961.
Formatted Contents Note:
Overture/Main title -- Prologue -- Snowing the coppers -- How to hold turf/Jet Song -- Something's Coming -- Not giving an inch -- Dance at the Gym -- Love across the lines -- Riff's challenge -- Maria -- America -- "I don't wait" -- Tonight -- Gee, Officer Krupke! -- War council -- Sweet land of liberty -- I Feel Pretty -- What Anita can't see -- One Hand, One Heart -- Tonight (ensemble) -- Rumble -- Breaking the news -- Somewhere -- "I'm scared" -- Cool -- Gotta find Tony -- Boy Like That/I Have a Love -- Detaining Maria -- Anita's message -- No cure from Doc -- Finale -- End credits.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Daniel L. Fapp ; film editor, Thomas Stanford ; choreography by Jerome Robbins ; music conducted by Johnny Green ; production designed by Boris Leven ; costumes designed by Irene Sharaff.
Participant or Performer Note:
Natalie Wood (Maria), Richard Beymer (Tony), Russ Tamblyn (Riff), Rita Moreno (Anita), George Chakiris (Bernardo), Simon Oakland (Schrank), Ned Glass (Doc), William Bramley (Krupke).
Summary, etc.:
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.
System Details Note:
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby digital mono; wide screen, aspect ratio 2.20:1.
Language Note:
In English, dubbed French or Spanish with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish; closed-captioned.
Awards Note:
Winner, 1962 Academy Awards for Best Sound; Best Art Direction/Set Decoration: Boris Leven, Victor A. Gangelin; Best Costume Design: Irene Sharaff; Best Film Editing: Thomas Stanford; Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture: Saul Chaplin, Johnny Green, Sid Ramin, Irwin Kostal; Best Cinematography: Daniel L. Fapp; Best Actor in a Supporting Role: George Chakiris; Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Rita Moreno; Best Director: Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins [the first time a directing award was shared]; Best Picture: Robert Wise.
Subject: First loves > Drama.
Gangs > New York (State) > Drama.
Women > Conduct of life > Drama.
Man-woman relationships > Drama
Musicals > Film adaptations.
New York (N.Y.) > Drama

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