Dir: jerome robbins/robert wise starring: natalie wood, george chakiris, richard beymer pg cert, 152 min dubbed and chemistry-free, the leads are a problem even so, it's impossible to. A look back at west side story 10 pictures embed natalie wood and richard beymer play the star-crossed lovers in the musical 'west side story', with music by leonard bernstein and choreography by jerome robbins. West side story is remarkable for its seamless transference from stage musical to screen classic, with the complete leonard bernstein/stephen sondheim song score intact, as well as the choreography of jerome robbins. West side story (1961) few hollywood musicals have ever used the widescreen canvas as expertly as west side story, directors robert wise and jerome robbins' big, bold, and brash adaptation of the 1957 broadway musical.
Academy of motion picture arts & sciences award (oscar) best director - west side story (with robert wise) honorary award for brilliant achievements in the art of choreography on film laurel award, writers' guild of america west west side story (film. Henderson's film industries have spent the last 13 years interviewing some of the biggest names in hollywood with the majority of the footage actually taken within the stars homes we get a rare. Robert wise, director: west side story robert earl wise was born on september 10, 1914 in winchester, indiana, the youngest of three sons of olive r (longenecker) and earl waldo wise, a meat packer.
The winner of 10 academy awards, this 1961 musical by choreographer jerome robbins and director robert wise (the sound of music) remains irresistible. Among movie musicals, west side story ranks in the top five in greatness, and it's arguably the most popular musical ever released jerome robbins, robert wise producer: stronger movie. Director: jerome robbins, robert wise starring: natalie wood richard beymer russ tamblyn rita moreno george chakiris synopsis: fathom events, turner classic movies and mgm are bringing west side story to select cinemas nationwide for a special two-day event, which includes exclusive insight from tcm host ben mankiewicz.
Jerome robbins and robert wise during the filming of west side story this movie master is still busy after all these years few artists in the history of the medium have mastered their craft so well as has filmmaker robert wise. A musical in which a modern day romeo and juliet are involved in new york street gangs on the harsh streets of the upper west side, two gangs battle for control of the turf. Robbins shared the best director oscar with robert wise for the film version of west side story (1961) robbins was only the second director to win the academy award for best director for a film debut (after delbert mann for marty . West side story is definitely a must see it's probably one of my favorite movies i agree with the people saying that it is a very old movie and sometimes a bit cheesy (it is a musical) but the.
On screen, he recreated his stage dances for the king and i (1956) and shared the best director oscar with robert wise for the film version of west side story (1961) that same year, the academy of motion picture arts and sciences honored him with a special award for his choreographic achievements on film. Ii abstract in 1961, three years after west side story premiered on broadway, hollywood created a highly successful film version although directors robert wise and jerome robbins strove to. Wise took home best picture and best director oscars for west side story (1961, shared with choreographer jerome robbins) and the sound of music (1965. West side story is the award-winning adaptation of the classic romantic tragedy, romeo and juliet the feuding families become two warring new york city gangs- the white jets led by riff and the puerto rican sharks, led by bernardo.
This classic romantic tragedy, directed by robert wise and jerome robbins and one of the greatest achievements in the history of movie musicals, features robbins' breath-taking choreography and a screenplay by ernest lehman based on the masterful book by arthur laurents. West side story by jerome robbins, robert wise starting at $099 west side story available on vhs, blu-ray, dvd to buy at alibris the movie opens with an. The unusual relationship of codirecting west side story (1961) with jerome robbins, who had directed and choreographed the long-running broadway hit on which the film was based the resulting film was a tremendous critical as well as commercial success—wise's biggest hit to date—and received 10 academy awards, including best picture. Garnering ten academy awards, west side story is today regarded as a classic musical the film boasts an impressive cast, a musical score composed by leonard bernstein, and jerome robbins's choreography, which introduced a new kind of dance in musicals.
West side story (1961) directed by jerome robbins and robert wise. West side story lost the best musical tony award to the music man, but west side story won robbins an award the performances, all rendered by young actors who can dance as well as they act and sing, are top notch. West side story is a 1961 american romantic musical tragedy film directed by robert wise and jerome robbinsthe film is an adaptation of the 1957 broadway musical of the same name, which in turn was inspired by william shakespeare's play romeo and juliet.