History Trivia / WestSideStory

26th Dec '15 6:30:31 PM ooh
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* TroubledProduction: The director, with his background in stage, shot and re-shot until the film was over $1,000,000 over budget and six months behind schedule. He was fired, and his co-director had to finish the film alone. * WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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* TroubledProduction: The director, During production of the movie version, Jerome Robbins, with his background in stage, shot and re-shot until the film was over $1,000,000 over budget and six months behind schedule. He was fired, and his co-director Creator/RobertWise, who was supposed to helm only the non-dancing scenes, had to finish the film alone. alone, including the numbers Robbins was supposed to direct. Despite directing the majority of the film (and also being the producer), Wise still insisted Robbins share the directing credit with him. * WhatCouldHaveBeen:
4th Nov '15 8:46:14 AM dsneybuf
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* FakeNationality: In the film, Maria is played by NatalieWood, who was a Russian-American. And then there's the Greco-American George Chakiris as Bernardo.
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* FakeNationality: In the film, Maria is played by NatalieWood, Creator/NatalieWood, who was a Russian-American. And then there's the Greco-American George Chakiris as Bernardo.Bernardo. * ProductionPosse: One of the co-directors of the movie version, Creator/RobertWise, would later collaborate with the associate producer, Saul Chaplin, again on two Creator/JulieAndrews movie musicals: ''Theatre/TheSoundOfMusic'' and ''Star!''. The former also shares ''West Side Story'''s screenwriter, Ernest Lehman (who wrote four Wise-directed movies in total), and musical director, Irwin Kostal.
26th Nov '14 11:57:04 AM dsneybuf
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** AFISGreatestMovieMusicals: #2
21st Nov '14 6:58:17 PM DrOO7
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* AFIS100YearsSeries: ** AFIS100Years100Movies: #41 ** AFIS100Years100Passions: #3 ** AFIS100Years100Songs: *** #20, "Somewhere *** #35, "America *** #59, "Tonight" ** AFIS100Years100Movies10THAnniversaryEdition: #51

* AFIS100YearsSeries: ** AFIS100Years100Movies: #41 ** AFIS100Years100Passions: #3 ** AFIS100Years100Songs: *** #20, "Somewhere *** #35, "America *** #59, "Tonight" ** AFIS100Years100Movies10THAnniversaryEdition: #51
11th Nov '14 1:31:08 PM DrOO7
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* AFI Accolades:
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10th Nov '14 2:38:55 PM DrOO7
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** "100 Years...100 Movies" #41 ** "100 Years...100 Passions" #3 ** "100 Years...100 Songs"
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** "100 Years...100 Movies" AFIS100Years100Movies: #41 ** "100 Years...100 Passions" AFIS100Years100Passions: #3 ** "100 Years...100 Songs"AFIS100Years100Songs:

** "100 Years...100 Movies" (10th Anniversary Edition) #51
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** "100 Years...100 Movies" (10th Anniversary Edition) AFIS100Years100Movies10THAnniversaryEdition: #51
7th Nov '14 12:21:12 PM DrOO7
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** "100 Years...100 Songs" - #20, "Somewhere"; #35, "America"; #59, "Tonight"
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** "100 Years...100 Songs" - Songs" *** #20, "Somewhere"; "Somewhere *** #35, "America"; "America *** #59, "Tonight"
27th Oct '14 8:08:20 PM DrOO7
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** Early casting choices for the movie's Tony included Music/ElvisPresley and Creator/WarrenBeatty. Ironically, both of them had real-life affairs with NatalieWood.
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** Early casting choices for the movie's Tony included Music/ElvisPresley and Creator/WarrenBeatty. Ironically, both of them had real-life affairs with NatalieWood.NatalieWood. * AFI Accolades: ** "100 Years...100 Movies" #41 ** "100 Years...100 Passions" #3 ** "100 Years...100 Songs" - #20, "Somewhere"; #35, "America"; #59, "Tonight" ** "100 Years...100 Movies" (10th Anniversary Edition) #51
9th Jun '14 8:21:29 AM WaxingName
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* BreakthroughHit: Despite Sondheim disowning later on, this musical put him on the map as one of the most well-known writers on Broadway.
6th Apr '14 6:32:37 PM Gimere
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* EnforcedMethodActing: While filming the movie, the actors playing the Jets and the Sharks were roomed separately in order to heighten the tension between the two groups. ** Averted in "Anita's Rape Scene." In that scene, the actress playing Anita, Rita Moreno, was reduced to tears as a result of shooting that scene, as it brought back memories of when she was raped as a child. When she started crying, the actors playing the Jets immediately stopped what they were doing and began comforting her, while pointing out that the viewers were going to hate them for what they were doing. * FakeNationality: In the film, Maria is played by NatalieWood, who was a Russian-American. And then there's the Greco-American George Chakiris as Bernardo.
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