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West Side Story

Music on Film Series

By Barry Monush

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Music on Film Series. Music On Filments. Film Reference, Musicals Reference. Softcover. 128 pages. Published by Limelight Editions (HL.333040).

Item Number: 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.

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