Although west side story was named the best picture of 1961 and won 10 academy awards, it is not much mentioned by movie fans these days, and the old warhorse singin' in the rain is probably more seen and certainly better loved west side story was the kind of musical people thought was good. East and west side story is an excellent example of modern companies using branded entertainment to tell more emotional stories and reach an even wider audience around the world the short film. Fathom events, turner classic movies and mgm are bringing west side story to select cinemas nationwide for a special two-day event, which includes exclusive insight from tcm host ben mankiewicz. West side story swept the oscars, taking ten awards, including awards for best picture and its decidedly non-cordial co-directors the academy gave a special choreography award to robbins , who thanked a great many people in his acceptance speech, noticeably failing to mention wise. West side story is based on the stage production of the same name, first performed on broadway in 1957 and becoming an instant classic at its core, the story is a reworking of shakespeare’s romeo & juliet , with two lovers from opposing “families”, or gangs, falling in love and finding their way to happily-ever-after marred by continued.
Steven spielberg has a new film about sharks on the horizon no, not another installment of “jaws,” but “west side story,” about two gangs, the sharks and the jets, and the tragic love. Parents need to know that west side story is an updated romeo and juliet story that explores race relations and immigration within a musical format street fighting and knifings are depicted, though some of the violence is lessened by the choreography. Somethin's coming—somethin' good: mgm's special edition dvd of its 1961 musical, west side story, based on the popular broadway production, priced at $3998 (suggested retail), being released.
West side story is another classic, along the lines of to kill a mockingbird, except with some fantastic singing and dancing the social message is the whole point of the movie it is a modern day romeo and juliet, where the boy and girl, due to their social backgrounds, are not supposed to be. The dances of west side story cast members, contemporary filmmakers, dancers and choreographers analyze and illuminate the film’s famous dance sequences (prologue, dance at the gym, tony and maria’s cha cha, america, the rumble, maria’s roof dance and cool. In news that will thrill musical theatre fans, steven spielberg is at the helm of a new cinematic version of west side story the script for the musical, which tells the romeo and juliet-inspired. The movie version of west side story stinks due mainly to the cast i have seen only small time productions of the stage play i would take any of them over this movie patrick seems nonplussed by the fact that the two leads do not sing their own songs.
West side story is a beautifully-mounted, impressive, emotion-ridden and violent musical which, in its stark approach to a raging social problem and realism of unfoldment, may set a pattern for future musical presentations. Editor's note: on oct 18, 1961, west side story hit movie theaters to commemorate the anniversary of that event, here is the original los angeles times review of the film west side story. West side story is a difficult movie not to enjoy, even when projected upside down and purple don't expect a perfect blu-ray rendering, but don't expect a perfect blu-ray rendering, but fox has created a corrected blu-ray with the overture issue fixed, but no exchange problem has yet been announced.
30 out of 5 stars west side story after so many years was a big disappointment and we didn't finish watching it sorry spoiled by better movies. Film reviews west side story (1961), review it’s impossible to begrudge the vertiginous energy and feeling that make west side story one of the great american musicals. West side story is the award-winning adaptation of the classic romantic tragedy, romeo and juliet the feuding families become two warring new york city gangs- the white jets led by riff and the puerto rican sharks, led by bernardo. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for west side story (1961 film soundtrack) at amazoncom read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. West side story is a 1961 american romantic musical tragedy film directed by robert wise and jerome robbins the film is an adaptation of the 1957 broadway musical of the same name , which in turn was inspired by william shakespeare 's play romeo and juliet.
“west side story” is a beautifully-mounted, impressive, emotion-ridden and violent musical which, in its stark approach to a raging social problem and realism of unfoldment, may set a pattern. The film west side story recently came to the boston area, and was played as part of a 10-day 70mm film festival, at the somerville theatre it was really fantastic to see this great classic film in 70mm. That brings me to my current title of wonder west side story based off a wonderful play, the live-action adaptation is, well remarkable to say the least and that is saying the least. West side story is the filmed version of the hit broadway musical inspired by romeo and juliet jerome robbins, who conceived the stage version, gets co-director credit here.
West side story is one of the best, if not the best, film adaptations of a musical to ever grace the cinema bernstein's score, sondheim's lyrics, and jerome robbin's choreography hold up today, and the themes of hope, hatred, love, the american dream, downtrodden youth, and racism still west side story is one of the best, if not the best, film adaptations of a musical to ever grace the cinema. Film books music art & design tv & radio west side story review – a white-hot fusion of pop and classical this was west side story without the bulk of arthur laurents’s book, and the. This being the time of spring (kinda) i'll be reviewing musicals and the first on my list west side story prepare for some bad acting and reviewingwarning : spoilers. Thoughts of a movie blossomed soon after it became apparent that west side story was a hit so, with bernstein and robbins working in concert with director robert wise, the film version went into production in 1960.
West side story is definitely a must see it's probably one of my favorite movies i agree with the people saying that it is a very old movie and sometimes a bit cheesy (it is a musical) but the. West side story is a beautifully-mounted, impressive, emotion-ridden and violent musical which, in its stark approach to a raging social problem and realism of unfoldment, may set a pattern for.