West Side Story: Film Guide

Still from West Side Story
Still from West Side Story




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A film guide that looks at West Side Story (1961), in which the classic love story of Romeo and Juliet is transported to 1950s New York in this Hollywood musical.

This guide is useful for exploring topics including Performing Arts, Music and English in addition to highlighting themes surrounding community, gangs, gender, crime and justice, family and friendships, democracy and rights, film history and Shakespeare.

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  • English
  • Music
  • Performing Arts

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