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As a living directorial legend, Steven Spielberg should be immune to total financial failure by now, one would think. And when he ‘s re-adapting one of the most famous and influential musicals in history , what can go wrong? As it became apparent at the end of 2021, little can go wrong in the implementation, but it can at the box office: Accompanied by a very warm echo in the press, Spielberg’s » West Side Story » went down with the audience like a lead duck.
The film industry, on the other hand, was delighted with «West Side Story»: There were seven Oscar nominations for the dramatic, colorful musical, including in the categories «Best Picture», «Best Director», «Best Sound» and «Best Cinematography». After the Disney+ release, the film is now also available on DVD, Blu-ray and as a 4K disc — as well as in a limited edition media book with lots of additional information.
» «West Side Story» as DVD, Blu-ray and in 4K at Amazon *
» «West Side Story» as Limited Edition at Amazon *
Fun fact: West Side Story made Spielberg the most nominated filmmaker in the Best Picture Oscar category , as well as the first director in cinema history to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Director in six consecutive decades .
This is West Side Story
In the remake of the classic of the same name, Steven Spielberg takes us to New York in the 1950s: the metropolis is growing unstoppably, but in the shadow of the high-rise buildings and gigantic construction sites there are relentless gang conflicts. In particular, the Jets, which are made up of whites, and the Sharks, founded by Puerto Rican immigrants, do not treat themselves. When Jets co-founder Tony ( Ansel Elgort ) falls in love with Maria ( Rachel Zegler ), sister of Sharks leader Bernardo ( David Alvarez ), chances are that love will end all conflicts — or add fuel to the flames. ..
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