Tuesday, 15 September 2009

West Side Story


Garnering a total of ten Academy Awards - including Best Picture of 1961 - West Side Story set a brilliant standard for movie musicals that remains unsurpassed to this day. Directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins from Ernest Lehman's spectacular screenplay, the film combines the unforgettable score of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim with Robbins' exuberant choreography to create a transcendent fusion of realism and fantasy that will forever be a feast for the eye, the ear, and ultimately, the heart. A triumph on every level, this electrifying musical sets the ageless tragedy of Romeo and Juliet against a backdrop of gang warfare in the slums of 1950's New York.

Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, George Chakiris, Simon Oakland, Ned Glass, William Bramley, Tucker Smith, Tony Mordente, David Winters, Eliot Feld.

I remember watch this when I was younger with my mum & dad and thought it was fantastic. West Side Story was made in the early sixties and set in the fifties, its not like other musicals, it has a powerful story of love and prejudice! west Side Story is a definite watch for all musical lovers and anyone who enjoys a bit of camp fun!
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