West Side Story is a 1961 American musical film directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. The 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. It stars Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno and George Chakiris and was photographed by Daniel L. Fapp, A.S.C., in Super Panavision 70.
Lieutenant Schrank: (as they exit) Say goodbye to the nice boys, Krupke. Officer Krupke: Goodbye, boys. Snowboy: (mimicking Krupke) "Goodbye, boys." Action: (mimicking Shranke) "You hoodlums don't own the streets." Snowboy: "Go play in the park!" Action: "Keep off of the grass." Ice: "Get outta the house!" Action: "Keep off the block!" A-Rab: "Get outta here!" Action: "Keep off of the world!" A gang that don't own the street is nothin'! Riff: WE DO OWN IT!
Doc: I'll dig you an early grave, that's what I'll dig. A-Rab: (snaps his fingers) Dig, dig, dig...
Riff: We gotta stand up to them Doc; it's important. Doc: Fighting over a little piece of street is so important? Action: To us it is! Doc: To hoodlums it is! Action: Who're you callin' a hoodlum? Doc: War councils... Action: Don't start, Doc. Doc: ...Rumbles... Action: D'you hear me, Doc? Doc: Why, when I was your age... Action: When *you* was my age? When my old man was my age, when my brother was my age... You was never my age, none of ya! And the sooner you creeps get hip to that, the sooner you'll dig us! Doc: I'll dig you an early grave, that's what I'll dig.
|Release Date||18 October 1961|
|US Box Office||$44,000,000|
|Tagline||"BEST PICTURE!" Winner of 10 Academy Awards! - 1961 (post-Oscar)|
|Genre||Musical, Romance, Drama|
|Filming Locations||10th Street, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA|
|Sound Mix||4-Track Stereo, 70 mm 6-Track, Mono|
|Film Class||Musical Drama, Musical Romance, Juvenile Delinquency Film|
|Mood||High on Emotion, In the Mood for Love|
|Themes||Star-Crossed Lovers, Street Gangs, Feuds, Death in the Family, Immigrant Life, Inner City Blues|
|Tones||Stirring, Bittersweet, Passionate, Poignant, Stylized|