Before ‘West Side Story’ Hits Theaters, Stream the Original Movie on Amazon Prime

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However, IndieWire may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes.Steven Spielberg’s highly anticipated adaptation of “West Side Story” will be hitting theaters on December 10, which gives you plenty of time to catch up on the original film released in 1961.

The Oscar-winning musical starring Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris, and Russ Tamblyn, was directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins with music from the late composer Leonard Bernstein, and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, who died this past Friday at 91.To relive all the musical magic of the original film, you can rent “West Side Story” on Amazon Prime for $3.99 or purchase a digital copy for $1 more.

You can also learn about the making of the film via this 1985 documentary that features Bernstein conducting his own score.

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