To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
"Beautifully captures the dense weave of creative voices that were involved in the film's production. Acevedo-Muñoz demonstrates not only why the film's complex mix of music, dance, gender, and race has been so ardently embraced by legions of fans for the past fifty years, but also why West Side Story will continue to influence media culture well into the future."--Jeff Smith, author of The Sounds of Commerce: Marketing Popular Film Music
"A savvy combination of production history and close analysis, this book will seem like candy to lovers of what many consider the high point of the American film musical. A great read and a powerful addition to our understanding of a particularly American film in a particularly American genre."--Rick Altman, author of The American Film Musical
"This is the definitive and most comprehensive book about the film West Side Story. It is filled with fascinating information and thought-provoking commentary, including an Hispanic sensibility that looks at the movie with a fresh point of view. An outstanding work of movie scholarship."--Thomas Hischak, author of The Oxford Companion to the American Musical
Ernesto R. Acevedo-Muñoz is associate professor and director of Film Studies at the University of Colorado and author of the books Pedro Almodóvar and Buñuel and Mexico: The Crisis of National Cinema.