West Side Story

The Jets, the Sharks, and the Making of a Classic
by Richard Barrios, Turner Classic Movies

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A captivating, richly illustrated full account of the making of the ground-breaking movie classic West Side Story (1961).

A major hit on Broadway, on film West Side Story became immortal-a movie different from anything that had come before, but this cinematic victory came at a price. In this engrossing volume, film...
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Published By Running Press Adult

Format Hardback

Category

Number Of Pages 232

Publication Date 06/30/2020

ISBN 9780762469482

Dimensions 7.65 inches x 9.45 inches


“Informative and engaging”
— The Washington Post

"Informative and engaging"
— The Washington Post

"While remaining always respectful to the movie and the people who made it, the author lays bare the behind-the-scenes tumult, elevating the book from a typical making-of story to something really special: a no-holds-barred chronicle of what it really takes to get a great movie made."
— Booklist starred review

"In this engrossing volume, Barrios recounts how the drama and rivalries seen onscreen played out with matched intensity behind the scenes, yet still managed to result in an artistic feat."
— Publishers Weekly

“In this engrossing volume, Barrios recounts how the drama and rivalries seen onscreen played out with matched intensity behind the scenes, yet still managed to result in an artistic feat.”—
— Publishers Weekly

"Barrios has a way with words and his elegant turn of phrase along with his thoughtful and informed insights make this a thoroughly enjoyable read. ... This the perfect gift for the West Side Story fanatic in your life. ...an engrossing read."

— Out of the Past blog

“Barrios has a way with words and his elegant turn of phrase along with his thoughtful and informed insights make this a thoroughly enjoyable read. … This the perfect gift for the West Side Story fanatic in your life. …an engrossing read.”
— Out of the Past blog