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West Side Story

Music on Film Series

By Barry Monush

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West Side Story (Music on Film Series). Music On Filments. Softcover. 128 pages. Published by Limelight Editions (HL.333040).

ISBN 0879103787. 4.75x6.25 inches.

On the brink of celebrating its 50th anniversary, West Side Story remains one of the classic motion pictures of the musical genre. A joint collaboration between directors Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise, it won 10 Academy Awards and produced the longest-charting soundtrack album of all time. This book explores not only the stage origins of the piece, but the incredible impact of the movie version and how it became a touchstone for all subsequent generations interested in dance on film and in great filmmaking in general.