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West Side Story: The Jets, the Sharks, and the Making of a Classic (Turner Classic Movies, TCM)
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West Side Story: The Jets, the Sharks, and the Making of a Classic (Turner Classic Movies, TCM)

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Summary

A captivating, richly illustrated full account of the making of the ground-breaking movie classic West Side Story (1961).

A major hit on Broadway, on film West Side Story became immortal -- a movie different from anything that had come before, but this cinematic victory came at a price. In this engrossing text, film historian Richard Barrios recounts how the drama and rivalries seen onscreen played out to equal intensity behind-the-scenes, while still achieving extraordinary cinematic feats.

The making and impact of West Side Story has so far been recounted only in vestiges. In the pages of this book, the backstage tale comes to life along with detail on what has made the film a favorite across six decades: its brilliant use of dance as staged by erstwhile co-director Jerome Robbins; a meaningful story, as set to Leonard Bernstein's and Stephen Sondheim's soundtrack; the performances of a youthful ensemble cast featuring Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, and more; a film with Shakespearean roots (Romeo and Juliet) that is simultaneously timeless and current. West Side Story was a triumph that appeared to be very much of its time; over the years it has shown itself to be eternal.

About the Author

Richard Barrios is the author of the award-winning A Song in the Dark: The Birth of the Musical Film and Turner Classic Movies: Must-See Musicals. He has presented films at the Smithsonian Institute and the Film Forum; appeared as narrator in documentary films; and contributed audio commentaries to numerous DVD and Blu-Ray releases. Barrios lives in Beverly, New Jersey.

Product Details

  • Images throughout
  • Hardcover: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Running Press
  • Performing Arts / Film & Video / Guides & Reviews
Author: Richard Barrios
Brand:Running Press
Theme: Film and TV
UPC: 9780762469482
Item #: 2212337X
Available Date: 6/30/2020
Model Number: 9780762469482

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