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The Resource West Side story, United Artists ; directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins ; screenplay by Ernest Lehman ; music by Leonard Bernstein ; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim ; presented by Mirisch Pictures Inc. in association with Seven Arts Productions Inc. ; a Robert Wise production ; a Beta production

West Side story, United Artists ; directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins ; screenplay by Ernest Lehman ; music by Leonard Bernstein ; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim ; presented by Mirisch Pictures Inc. in association with Seven Arts Productions Inc. ; a Robert Wise production ; a Beta production

Label
West Side story
Title
West Side story
Statement of responsibility
United Artists ; directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins ; screenplay by Ernest Lehman ; music by Leonard Bernstein ; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim ; presented by Mirisch Pictures Inc. in association with Seven Arts Productions Inc. ; a Robert Wise production ; a Beta production
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Choreographer
Composer
Cinematographer
Costume designer
Director
Editor
Lyricist
Production personnel
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
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
Related
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)
Cataloging source
TEF
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
West Side story (Motion picture)
Credits note
Director of photography, Daniel L. Fapp ; editor, Thomas Stanford ; costume designer, Irene Sharaff ; production designer, Boris Leven ; choreographer, Jerome Robbins ; music conductor, Johnny Green
Dewey number
791.4372
Language note
  • English, French or Spanish dialogue, optional English, French or Spanish subtitles
  • Closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.W453 2003
PerformerNote
Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1915-2005
  • 1914-2005
  • 1939-
  • 1918-1990
  • 1564-1616
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lehman, Ernest
  • Wise, Robert
  • Robbins, Jerome
  • Wood, Natalie
  • Beymer, Richard
  • Tamblyn, Russ
  • Moreno, Rita
  • Chakiris, George
  • Fapp, Daniel
  • Stanford, Thomas
  • Bernstein, Leonard
  • Sondheim, Stephen
  • Sharaff, Irene
  • Leven, Boris
  • Laurents, Arthur
  • Shakespeare, William
  • United Artists Corporation
  • Mirisch Corporation
  • Seven Arts Productions
  • Beta Productions (Firm)
  • MGM Home Entertainment Inc
Runtime
152
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Gangs
  • First loves
  • Immigrants
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
West Side story, United Artists ; directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins ; screenplay by Ernest Lehman ; music by Leonard Bernstein ; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim ; presented by Mirisch Pictures Inc. in association with Seven Arts Productions Inc. ; a Robert Wise production ; a Beta production
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Accompanied by a Collectible scrapbook including Ernest Lehman introduction; film script; original lobby brochure reproduction; behind-the-scenes memos
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1961
  • Based on the stage play produced by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince by arrangement with Roger L. Stevens; 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 (56 min.); original film intermission music; storyboard-to-film comparison; original release trailers and behind-the-scenes photos
Accompanying material
1 collectible scrapbook
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm51479578
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Collectors set, Special ed. ; widescreen version.
Extent
2 videodiscs (152 min.)
Isbn
9780792855019
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy.
Other control number
  • 027616884343
  • 883904284307
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
1004353
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)51479578
System details
DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround ; enhanced for 16x9 televisions
Video recording format
DVD
Label
West Side story, United Artists ; directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins ; screenplay by Ernest Lehman ; music by Leonard Bernstein ; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim ; presented by Mirisch Pictures Inc. in association with Seven Arts Productions Inc. ; a Robert Wise production ; a Beta production
Publication
Note
  • Accompanied by a Collectible scrapbook including Ernest Lehman introduction; film script; original lobby brochure reproduction; behind-the-scenes memos
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1961
  • Based on the stage play produced by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince by arrangement with Roger L. Stevens; 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 (56 min.); original film intermission music; storyboard-to-film comparison; original release trailers and behind-the-scenes photos
Accompanying material
1 collectible scrapbook
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm51479578
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Collectors set, Special ed. ; widescreen version.
Extent
2 videodiscs (152 min.)
Isbn
9780792855019
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy.
Other control number
  • 027616884343
  • 883904284307
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
1004353
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)51479578
System details
DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround ; enhanced for 16x9 televisions
Video recording format
DVD

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