West side story is a musical with a book by arthur laurents, music by leonard bernstein, lyrics by stephen sondheim and conception and choreography by jerome robbins it was inspired by william shakespeare's play romeo and juliet the story is set in the upper west side neighborhood in new york city in the mid. This distinct signal summons the jets, a gang of white youths on the city's west side, and it resounds throughout leonard bernstein's musical masterpiece but it's also a passionately romantic musical, evidenced by tony's smitten ballad “ maria,” which bernstein turned into a snappy cha-cha number when the two lovers. Everything you ever wanted to know about the theme of love in west side story. Summaries 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 their hatred escalates to a point where neither can coexist with any form. Hear leonard bernstein's electrifying score and memorable songs performed live , complete with stephen sondheim's lyrics, while the newly re-mastered film is shown in glorious high definition on the big screen with the original vocals and dialog intact this classic romantic tragedy, directed by robert wise and jerome. Linwood dunn and his associate cecil love filming the overture sequence pg 36 figure 2 vir heroicus sublimis, barnett newman, 1951 pg 36 figure 3 still from west side story's overture sequence pg 47 figure 4 the brilliant use of a bright red filter in wise's helen of troy (1956) pg 47 figure 5 maria “twirls in a white. Maria and tony's make-believe wedding this is my favorite part of their romance i also like the performance before the song the cinematography in the wedd.
West side story takes the most famous romantic drama of all time, shakespeare's romeo and juliet, and sets it loose in epic fashion on the streets of 1950s new york this production by contra costa musical theatre at the lesher center for the arts finds two idealistic young lovers caught between warring street gangs, the. West side story directed by: jerome robbins, robert wise starring: george chakiris, rita moreno, russ tamblyn, richard beymer, natalie wood genres: musical, romance, tragedy rated the #40 best film of 1961, and #3251 in the greatest all-time movies (according to rym users. West side story takes the most famous romantic drama of all time, shakespeare's romeo and juliet, and sets it loose in epic fashion on the streets of 1950s new york two idealistic young lovers caught between warring street gangs, the jets and the sharks, tell a story of love, hate and clashing cultures.
Discography browser previous love is jose carreras leonard bernstein conducts west side story massenet: werther puccini: la bohème giacomo puccini: manon lescaut carreras sings zarzuela verdi: il corsaro sings andrew lloyd weber donizetti: poliuto josé carreras sings memory from cats and 15. West side story movie clips: buy the movie: 16tmzig don't miss the hottest new trailers: clip descripti.
A boy like that & i have a love maria: kiri te kanawa anita: tatiana troyanos conductor: leonard bernstein music: leonard bernstein lyrics: stephen sondheim. 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 the dancing was simpering, sickly romantic ballet, and the machine-tooled natalie wood was so perfectly banal she destroys all thoughts of love. Westsidestory (1) now, unless you are from another planet you won´t know of this american romantic musical drama which is an absolute classic and a must, which tells the story of a romance between an american boy, tony and a puerto rican girl, maria who fall in love but their love cannot be rather.
This romantic musical update of 'romeo and juliet' won ten oscars the 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 stephen sondheim/leonard bernstein score is just one of the reasons rating: pg.
Leonard bernstein's most significant contribution to the world of shakespeare was west side story, the 1957 smash broadway hit adaptation of horowitz : you've got the two main themes of this love story and the feud, but you've also got these very specific moments that are echoed or almost exact. West side story (1961) - make of our hands one hand make of our hearts one heart make of our vows one last vow only death will part us now- tony ( richard beymer) to maria (natalie wood.
This classic romantic tragedy, directed by robert wise and jerome robbins and one of the greatest achievements in the history of movie musicals, features robbins' breath-taking choreography and a screenplay by ernest 'leonard bernstein's score to west side story is one of the all-time great masterpieces of music. 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 it stars natalie wood, richard beymer, russ tamblyn,. Quotes from west side story about love get quotes and explanations from every scene of the movie. Prejudices in the west side story by arthur laurents - the book west side story written by arthur laurents is set in the mid 1950's, created as modern version of shakespeare's romeo and juliet west side story is a romantic tragedy about two characters that are supposedly completely different and aren't accepted when.