TXT [West Side Story as Cinema: The Making and Impact of an American Masterpiece Ernesto R. Acevedo-Muñoz] social movements
For millions of moviegoers unable "To See The Original Stage "see the original #Stage Of West Side Story #of West Side Story Robert Wise's adaptation was a cinematic gift that brought a Broadway it to a mass audience Ernesto Acevedo Munoz argues that Wise's film was not only ugely popular but that it was also an artistic triumph
#That Marked An Important Departure #marked an important departure the istory of American movie makingWith a score by Leonard Bernstein and choreography by Jerome Robbins this update of the Romeo and Juliet story remains one of the most revered and Before Columbus highly popular American movie musicals with only Singin' in the Rain rankingigher in the AFI's list of the best of the genre Acevedo Munoz draws on previously unreleased production documents from interoffice memos to annotations on the director's scrip. Robbins who ad conceived and directed the stage version long before filming was completeAcevedo Munoz makes a strong case for the film's daring "vision in combining music dance dialogue and visual elements especially color in ighly creative ways "in combining music dance dialogue and visual elements especially color in ighly creative ways also addressing the social racial and class tensions of American society Drawing on Baba Muktananda his own Puerto Ricaneritage he provides a Hispanic perspective on the cultural aspects of the story and explores the ways in which the film's portrayal of Puerto Rican identity is neither as transparent nor as negative as some criticsave chargedBursting with facts insights and inside stories this book boasts a wealth of material that as never been explored before
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