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West Side story

Title
West Side story [videorecording] / Mirisch Pictures presents a Robert Wise production in association with Seven Arts Productions, Inc. ; screenplay writer, Ernest Lehman ; directors, Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins.
Publication
[United States] : MGM Home Entertainment, [2003], c1961.

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Moving imageUse in library *LDV 1844Performing Arts Research Collections - Recorded Sound
Moving imageUse in library *LE 15-5408Performing Arts Research Collections - Recorded Sound

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Additional Authors
  • Lehman, Ernest, 1915-2005
  • Wise, Robert, 1914-2005
  • Robbins, Jerome
  • Wood, Natalie
  • Beymer, Richard, 1939-
  • Tamblyn, Russ.
  • Moreno, Rita
  • Chakiris, George.
  • Fapp, Daniel.
  • Stanford, Thomas.
  • Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990.
  • Sharaff, Irene.
  • Leven, Boris.
  • Mirisch Corporation.
  • Seven Arts Productions.
  • MGM Home Entertainment Inc.
Description
2 videodiscs (152 min.) : sd., col.; 4 3/4 in. +
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.
Uniform Title
West Side story (Motion picture)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Feature films.
  • Musical films.
  • Film adaptations.
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1961.
  • Based on the stage play produced by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince and the book by Arthur Laurents; play conceived, directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins.
  • Special features: Disc 1: feature film; original film intermission music (option to play with or without intermission) -- Disc 2: "West side memories" retrospective documentary containing Natalie Wood's original vocal recordings and new interviews with cast and crew including Robert Wise and Stephen Sondheim; original film intermission music; storyboard-to-film comparison; original release trailers and behind-the-scenes photos -- Collectible scrapbook includes Ernest Lehman introduction; film script; original lobby brochure reproduction; behind-the-scenes memos.
Credits (note)
  • Director of photography, Daniel L. Fapp ; editor, Thomas Stanford ; music, Leonard Bernstein ; costume designer, Irene Sharaff ; production designer, Boris Leven ; choreographer, Jerome Robbins.
Performer (note)
  • Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris.
Audience (note)
  • Not rated.
System Details (note)
  • DVD, Dolby digital 5.1 surround, Region 1 encoding.
Language (note)
  • English, French or Spanish dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; Closed-captioned.
Awards (note)
  • Academy Awards, USA; 1962, Oscar - Best Actor in a Supporting Role (George Chakiris); Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Rita Moreno); Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color (Boris Leven, Victor A. Gangelin); Best Cinematography, Color (Daniel L. Fapp); Best Costume Design, Color (Irene Sharaff); Best Director (Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins); Best Film Editing (Thomas Stanford); Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture (Saul Chaplin, Johnny Green, Sid Ramin, Irwin Kostal); Best Picture (Robert Wise); Best Sound (Fred Hynes, Gordon Sawyer)
Contents
Special collection includes: "West Side Memories" retrospective documentary, including Natalie Wood's original voice recordings and new interviews with the cast and crew, including Robert Wise and Stephen Sondheim ; storyboard to film comparison ; original release trailers and behind the scenes photos. Language: English 5.1 surround ; French mono ; Spanish mono ; subtitles: English, French, Spanish.
Call Number
*LDV 1844
ISBN
0792855019
LCCN
027616884343
OCLC
51479578
Title
West Side story [videorecording] / Mirisch Pictures presents a Robert Wise production in association with Seven Arts Productions, Inc. ; screenplay writer, Ernest Lehman ; directors, Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins.
Imprint
[United States] : MGM Home Entertainment, [2003], c1961.
Edition
Collectors set, Special ed.; widescreen version (2.20:1 ; 16x9).
System Details
DVD, Dolby digital 5.1 surround, Region 1 encoding.
Cast
Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris.
Credits
Director of photography, Daniel L. Fapp ; editor, Thomas Stanford ; music, Leonard Bernstein ; costume designer, Irene Sharaff ; production designer, Boris Leven ; choreographer, Jerome Robbins.
Audience
Not rated.
Language
English, French or Spanish dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; Closed-captioned.
Awards
Academy Awards, USA; 1962, Oscar - Best Actor in a Supporting Role (George Chakiris); Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Rita Moreno); Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color (Boris Leven, Victor A. Gangelin); Best Cinematography, Color (Daniel L. Fapp); Best Costume Design, Color (Irene Sharaff); Best Director (Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins); Best Film Editing (Thomas Stanford); Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture (Saul Chaplin, Johnny Green, Sid Ramin, Irwin Kostal); Best Picture (Robert Wise); Best Sound (Fred Hynes, Gordon Sawyer)
Added Author
Lehman, Ernest, 1915-2005, screenwriter.
Wise, Robert, 1914-2005, film director.
Robbins, Jerome, film director.
Robbins, Jerome, choreographer.
Wood, Natalie, actor.
Beymer, Richard, 1939- actor.
Tamblyn, Russ. Actor
Moreno, Rita, actor.
Chakiris, George. Actor
Fapp, Daniel.
Stanford, Thomas.
Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990. Composer
Sharaff, Irene.
Leven, Boris.
Mirisch Corporation.
Seven Arts Productions.
MGM Home Entertainment Inc.
Other Standard Identifier
027616884343
Publisher No.
1004353 MGM Home Entertainment
Research Call Number
*LDV 1844 [DVD]
*LE 15-5408 [Notes]
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