The Resource West side story, a Robert Wise production ; directed by Robert Wise & Jerome Robbins, (videorecording)

West side story, a Robert Wise production ; directed by Robert Wise & Jerome Robbins, (videorecording)

Label
West side story
Title
West side story
Statement of responsibility
a Robert Wise production ; directed by Robert Wise & Jerome Robbins
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
This brilliant (The New Republic) film sets the ageless story of Romeo and Juliet against a backdrop of gang warfare in 1950s New York. Directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins and scripted by Ernest Lehman, the film combines Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's unforgettable score ( Maria, America, 'somewhere, 'tonight ) with Robbins own exuberant choreography to achieve an exhilarating work of art (Saturday Review). A love affair is fated for tragedy amidst the vicious rivalry of two street gangs, the Jets and the Sharks. When Jets member Tony (RichardBeymer) falls for Maria (Natalie Wood), the sister of the Sharks leader, it's more than these two warring gangs can handle. And as mounting tensions rise, a battle to the death ensues, and innocent blood is shed in a heartbreaking finale
Awards note
Winner of 10 Academy Awards, 1961, including Best picture
Cataloging source
lbi
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Music, Leonard Bernstein ; lyrics, Stephen Sondheim ; screenplay, Ernest Lehman
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
Language note
  • Audio tracks in English, French, and Spanish with subtitles in English, French, and Spanish
  • Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired
PerformerNote
Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1914-2005
  • 1918-1990
  • 1939-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Wood, Natalie
  • Robbins, Jerome
  • Wise, Robert
  • Bernstein, Leonard
  • Moreno, Rita
  • Tamblyn, Russ
  • Beymer, Richard
  • Laurents, Arthur
  • MGM Home Entertainment Inc
Runtime
152
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Robbins, Jerome
  • Laurents, Arthur
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Gang members
  • Mate selection
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Musical films
  • Feature films
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
West side story, a Robert Wise production ; directed by Robert Wise & Jerome Robbins, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based upon the stage play by Jerome Robbins ; book by Arthur Laurents
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1961
  • "Contains the original theatrical trailer."--Container
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
50th anniversary ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 152 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883904284307
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
128430
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • lbu00114414
  • 725304
System details
DVD ; widescreen presentation ; Dolby digital
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
West side story, a Robert Wise production ; directed by Robert Wise & Jerome Robbins, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based upon the stage play by Jerome Robbins ; book by Arthur Laurents
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1961
  • "Contains the original theatrical trailer."--Container
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
50th anniversary ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 152 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883904284307
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
128430
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • lbu00114414
  • 725304
System details
DVD ; widescreen presentation ; Dolby digital
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD

Library Locations

    • St. Catharines Public LibraryBorrow it
      54 Church St., St. Catharines, Ontario, L2R7K2, CA
      43.1603307 -79.2460639
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