West Side Story

West Side Story

A FILM BY: Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise
WRITTEN BY: Ernest Lehman (screenplay), Arthur Laurents (book)
STARRING: Natalie Wood, George Chakiris, Richard Beymer
70mm with DTS Sound from Park Circus
 
Adapted from the incredibly successful Broadway play, even the magnificent 70mm frame has trouble containing the raw energy of WEST SIDE STORY. Robert Wise (THE SOUND OF MUSIC, THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL) co-directed with Jerome Robbins, who had a nervous breakdown midway through production - the results are visible on screen, and it was worth it. For our money, this is one of the best looking prints of the festival, it also has the best end credits sequence by Saul Bass.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1961
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 152 mins
Format: 70mm