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West Side StoryThe tale of a turf war between rival teenage gangs in Manhattan';;s Hell';;s Kitchen and the two lovers who cross battle lines has captivated audiences for four decades. The feuding families become two warring New York City gangs- the white Jets led by Riff and the Puerto Rican Sharks, led by Bernardo. Their hatred escalates to a point where neither can coexist with any form of understanding. But when Riff';;s best friend Tony and Bernardo';;s younger sister Maria meet at a dance, no one can do anything to stop their love.Keywords:
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Directors of "West Side Story"Jerome RobbinsBirthdate: 11 October 1918, New York City, New York, USARobert WiseBirthdate: 10 September 1914, Winchester, Indiana, USA
Creators of "West Side Story"Ernest LehmanBirthdate: 8 December 1915, New York City, New York, USAArthur LaurentsBirthdate: 14 July 1918, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Critic Reviews of "West Side Story"New York Daily NewsMarch 02, 2015
Natalie Wood, who was made a hit in the Kazan-Inge production of Splendor In the Grass and is the most promising young star of today, gives a fine dramatic performance.VarietyFebruary 20, 2013
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.Time OutNovember 16, 2011
Special mention, though, should go to Boris Leven's neo-expressionist production design and Daniel L Fapp's forceful cinematography: the crooked angles, pointed shadows and great swashes of red all heighten the mood of rabid fury.TIME MagazineFebruary 18, 2009
Unhappily, the film shares a serious flaw in the essential conception of the show; both are founded on a phony literary analogy and on some potentially vicious pseudo-sociology.Chicago ReaderFebruary 09, 2007
Decent 1961 adaptation of the Bernstein-Robbins musical, if you can handle Richard Beymer and Natalie Wood in the leads.Time OutJanuary 26, 2006
How does the film -- which won ten Oscars on its 1961 release -- stand up now? Very well indeed.Radio TimesJanuary 27, 2014
Ten well-deserved Oscars -- plus a special award for Jerome Robbins's dynamic choreography -- adorned this electrifying and moving version of the magnificent Leonard Bernstein/Stephen Sondheim musical.7M PicturesAugust 24, 2013
for all of its silliness for today, is still an epic filmColeSmithey.comAugust 04, 2012
[VIDEO ESSAY] Indisputably the greatest musical ever made, "West Side Story" (1961) has sadly proven socially timeless regarding America's eternally troubled immigrant experience.Eclipse MagazineApril 22, 2012
Even though I had to play it for my high school choir, I was never a fan of the music. Everything else - the cinematography, choreography and story are all pretty stellar.Time Out ChicagoFebruary 22, 2012
You have to admire the way every aspect of the film works toward the emotional impact.Movie MetropolisDecember 29, 2011
West Side Story remains one of the best musicals of all-time.
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