The fullydanced prolog shows the tension built up between the jets and the sharks two rival gangs in new yorks upper west side. It was the holiday season of 1961, and everyone was racing to the see the newest picture show called west side story, a story of love across boundaries. West side story 1958 west end tickets, news, info, photos. West side story july 31 thru august 12, 1962 starring. West side story 1961 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Find low everyday prices and buy online for delivery or instore pickup. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on youtube. The kenton version won the 1962 grammy award for best jazz recording by a large group. The tale of a turf war between rival teenage gangs in manhattans hells kitchen and the two lovers who cross battle lines has. Current movie listings and showtimes for west side story 1962. West side story is a beautifullymounted, impressive, emotionridden and violent musical which, in its stark approach to a raging social problem and realism of unfoldment, may set a pattern for. Usa 1962 winner wga award screen best written american musical. With natalie wood, george chakiris, richard beymer, russ tamblyn. Important events we are also introduced to tonys views on gang life.
Richard garnered the golden globe nomination as best actor comedy or musical for west side story in 1962. Sondheimhas said he was never particularly fond of his lyrics in west side story, especially i feel pretty, later expressing that the idea of the song is so simple the original stage version of the lyrics were changed in the making of the movie version of west side story due to a change in the scenes occurrence. West side story cast members share what theyre up to now. Furthermore, he has the laurel award nomination to his name and has also won the. Richard beymer biography affair, single, nationality, net. Mar 31, 2014 west side story reunion w rita moreno, russ tamblyn, george chakiris the talk 16nov2011 duration. Works stage west side story 1957 leonard bernstein. In 1962, the film version of the popular musical west side story won not one, not two. Actress rita moreno just hit the oscars 2018 red carpet in the very same dress she wore to the 1962 oscars. Veteran polishborn character actor ned glass grew up in new york, and, after vaudeville experience, started acting in small parts on broadway from the early 1930s. This groundbreaking collaboration among bernstein, jerome robbins conception and choreography, arthur laurents book, and stephen sondheim lyrics captured the fiber of american society through its best and worst characteristics. After the jet goes down, the team must try to get to iadg hq with clem and the dead mans switch.
This romantic musical update of romeo and juliet won ten oscars. With a screenplay by ernest lehman, the film is an adaptation of the 1957 broadway musical of the same name, which in turn was inspired by william shakespeares play romeo and juliet. Recorded 3 days after the show opened at the winter garden theatre, the recording was released in october 1957 in both mono and stereo formats. Join our oscar insider email list to get the latest news on all things academy awards. Natalie wood, richard beymer, russ tamblyn, rita moreno, george chakiris, simon. The story is loosely based on shakespeares romeo and juliet, telling the tale of. West side story reunion w rita moreno, russ tamblyn, george chakiris the talk 16nov2011 duration. Maria west side storywest side story moviemy fair ladyold hollywooddisneytv seriesall. Story1961, ii, spain west side story amor sin barreras, amor sin barreras, spain complete title west side story amor sin barreras. For the superlativeminded, west side story is the most expensive musical film ever made. The story is set in the upper west side neighborhood in new york city in the mid 1950s, an ethnic, bluecollar neighborhood in the early 1960s, much of the. West side story 1961 ending spoiler movie mistakes.
West side story 410 movie clip america 1961 hd youtube. No one expected us to be good, star running back willie brown said. In addition, the song america was sung inbetween the two love songs maria and tonight, instead of having the two love songs. It stars natalie wood, richard beymer, russ tamblyn, rita moreno, and george chakiris, and was photographed. West side story was a broadway musical by leonard bernstein that was turned into an awardwinning musical film.
On the harsh streets of the upper west side, two gangs battle for. One of the most magnificent films ever made in cinema history. Rent west side story 1961 on dvd and bluray dvd netflix. West side story tambien conocida como amor sin barreras en hispanoamerica es una. Born in avoca, iowa and moved with his parents to hollywood, california in the late 1940s, richard beymer acted in various films while attending north hollywood high school. A musical in which a modern day romeo and juliet are involved in new york street gangs. The gem of broadway musicals, west side story s commentary on love and prejudice is relevant to any time and place. This brilliant film sets the ageless story of romeo and juliet against a backdrop of gang warfare in 1950s new york. West side story original broadway cast is the 1957 recording of a broadway production of the musical west side story. Oct 09, 2012 in 1962, things were quite different in the land of troy.
Rita moreno winning best supporting actress youtube. The screen achieves one of the great entertainments in the history of motion pictures. Information about the movie west side story 1962, including the west side story. Rock hudson presenting rita moreno the oscar for best supporting actress for her performance in west side story at the 34th academy awards in 1962. Now its back, and mesmerizing audiences once again. West side story is one of those films that just blows you away because it is so infinitely and magnificently stunning its mesmerizing, powerful, stunning, poetic, beautifully filled with art, moving, lovely, and downright beautiful. West side story 1962 movie information and showtimes in edmonton.
In 1962, oscar peterson and his trio recorded a jazz version, west side story. Mar 15 wilt chamberlain is 1st to score 4,000 pts in an nba season. Aug 21, 2018 richard garnered the golden globe nomination as best actor comedy or musical for west side story in 1962. In 1963, bill barron recorded west side story bossa nova dauntless, 1963 in 1984, bernstein rerecorded the musical, conducting his own music for the first time. Rita moreno wore the same dress to sundays academy awards as she wore when she won the oscar for best supporting actress in 1962 for west side story. During her live show an evening with rita moreno on saturday, nov. Five fast facts winner of 10 academy awards soundtrack was no 1 on the billboard charts for 54 weeks 94% on rotten tomatoes based on romeo and juliet, which is based on a poem by arthur brooke called the tragic historye of romeus and juliet, which is based on a poem by the roman poet ovid called pyramus and thisbe. Veteran polishborn character actor ned glass grew up in new york, and, after vaudeville experience, started acting in small parts on broadway. Born in avoca, iowa and moved with his parents to hollywood, california in the late 1940s, richard beymer acted in various films while. The dialogue implies that tony left the jets a long time ago, but is still in good relations with them. If broadway isnt your thing, then west side story might not be, either.
I feel pretty tonight from west side story 1962 ellen winther west side story. Mar 04, 2018 actress rita moreno just hit the oscars 2018 red carpet in the very same dress she wore to the 1962 oscars. He enjoys making his own films and has a film used in a pbs series on the civil rights movement. This shows us that unlike many of the jets, he has a good conscience.
West side story is a musical with a book by arthur laurents, music by leonard bernstein and lyrics by stephen sondheim. A love affair is fated for tragedy amidst the vicious rivalry of two street gangs the jets and the sharks. Jul 30, 2014 west side story plays through august 30 on the main stage at the western stage, hartnell college performing arts building. In 1961, he appeared as arab in the movie version of west side story 1961, recreating the cool.
Nov 09, 2011 it was the holiday season of 1961, and everyone was racing to the see the newest picture show called west side story, a story of love across boundaries. In 1962, things were quite different in the land of troy. Five fast facts winner of 10 academy awards soundtrack was no 1 on the billboard charts for 54 weeks 94% on rotten tomatoes based on romeo and juliet, which is based on a poem by arthur brooke called the tragic historye of romeus and juliet, which is based on a poem by the roman poet ovid called pyramus and thisbe actors worked over 16. West side story is a 1961 american musical romantic drama film directed by robert wise and jerome robbins. In 1961, this movie adaptation of the broadway smashhit musical west side story broke box office records and won an incredible 10 academy awards, more than any other musical before or since. West side story west end west side story more than fifty years ago one musical changed theater forever. He gained further experience in the capacity of theatrical production supervisor, before entering motion pictures in 1937 as an mgm contract player. West side story movie analysis linkedin slideshare. The 1962 season began at its new location a few miles north of its. In 1962, dave brubeck recorded jazz versions of selections from the film score on music from west side story.
West side story plays through august 30 on the main stage at the western stage, hartnell college performing arts building. The jets are boys who were born in america, but have polish roots. West side story is a 1961 american musical romantic drama film directed by robert wise and. West side story 1962 west side story 1962 showtimes. See more ideas about west side story, west side story 1961 and west side story movie. It was inspired by william shakespeare s play romeo and juliet. Upper west side, new york, 1950s, during the last days of summer. Two youngsters from rival new york city gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy. After owning their miserable little neighborhood for years, the jets, the fingersnapping street gang led by riff russ tamblyn, find themselves in a turf war with the upstart puerto rican sharks, led by bernardo george chakiris. It is fundamentally a retelling of the tragedy of romeo and juliet set in 1960s new york, with street gangs substituted for the squabbling families and presented as broadway musical from that period.
Enraptured on the night of their meeting, tony richard beymer and maria natalie wood on the fire escapes, director robert wise mingling the leonard bernsteinstephen sondheim song with ernest lehmans script, singing voices by marni nixon and jimmy bryant, in west side story, 1961. Rita moreno in west side story directing robert wise, jerome robbins best motion picture robert wise. Sep 14, 2017 watch zoo season 3, episode 12 west side story. Rita morenos west side story role is more than just a cameo. Winner of 10 academy awards including best picture, this classic musical set among the tenements of new york city finds starcrossed lovers maria and tony caught in the midst of a turf war between rival street gangs. This affecting film of the immortal broadway musical west side story, with. West side story 1962 in theatres september 1, 1962.3 167 1335 1159 1334 1392 558 1492 831 1437 1463 1123 321 502 921 986 766 1122 372 333 150 1236 566 907 1055 1410 438 857 844 665 782 433 855 346 902 630 780 874 389 1137 641