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“When you’re a Jet, you’re a Jet all the way . . .” In West Side Story, the gang’s all here: the Jets and their neighborhood nemeses the Sharks in the back alleys of late-fifties NYC. They’re finger-snappin’ tough and rowdy—JDs down to their white Ts and leather. And, sure, the beatings are backed by beats composed by Leonard Bernstein, and when they rumble, the stompin’ is to the so-cool choreography of Jerome Robbins. But the West Side is the domain of youth struggling with a “social disease” that’s part poverty, part parents, and part passion. West Side Story is the dizzying rush of youth that knows no bounds.
- ’Scope, Digital file
- 155 mins
- Music conducted by Johnny Green; Choreographed by Jerome Robbins
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The directors -- excerpt (book excerpt), Allworth Press, Robert J. Emery, 2002
West Side story (program note), Cinematheque Ontario/a division of Toronto International Film Festival Group, 2001
A West Side story (article), Palm Springs International Film Festival, Walter Mirisch, 1991
30th anniversary screening: West Side Story (program note), Palm Springs International Film Festival, 1991
West Side story (program note), Los Angeles International Film Exposition, 1982
The Directors Guild of America presents a retrospective showing of eight films by Robert Wise (program), Directors Guild of America, 1966
Stage and screen : Director reflects on Gotham films (article), Oakland Tribune, Theresa Loeb Cone, 1961
West Side story (press kit)
Romeo and Juliet, done in gang style (article)
Explosion on the West Side (article)
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