West Side Story

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West Side Story

  1. 1. LONDON PROJECT DAVID HERNÁNDEZ
  2. 2. YEAR: 1961 DIRECTOR : Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins SCRIPTWRITER : Jerome Robbins, Arthur Laurents ORIGINAL LANGUAGE : English AWARDS : 10 Oscars THEATRE VERSION : Year: 1957 Location: where is the film set? The film is set on the West Side of New York City. Time: when is it set? The action takes places in the 1950s.
  3. 3. STORY “The two opposite bands” <ul><li>In the West Side of New York there are two bands of teenage boys, the Sharks and the Jets. </li></ul><ul><li>The Sharks are teenagers from Puerto Rico whose leader is Bernardo. </li></ul><ul><li>The Jets are American teenagers. </li></ul><ul><li>The Jets do not accept the immigrants (the Sharks) and both groups fight to demostrate who is better and stronger. </li></ul>
  4. 4. WEST SIDE STORY “Amor sin barreras” <ul><li>Maria (Bernardo's sister) falls in love with Tony (Member of the Jets) and their forbidden love provokes a war on the streets. </li></ul>
  5. 5. ACTORS
  6. 6. MAIN CHARACTERS <ul><li>Natalie Wood </li></ul><ul><li>Richard Beymer </li></ul><ul><li>Rita Moreno </li></ul><ul><li>George Chakiris </li></ul><ul><li>Russ Tamblyn </li></ul>
  7. 7. Soundtrack What kind of music? This film is a musical and the soundtrack is very complete. There are a lot of kinds of music: drama, romantic, funny,...

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