directed by Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise. USA, 1961, 152 min. - Italian version
Fully ten Oscars went to this film, the musical that revolutionised the genre by setting Romeo and Juliet against a backdrop of juvenile gang warfare in the city that is at once both a leading player and a powerless onlooker as racial hatred erupts into violence on its streets. Thanks to Bernstein's exceptional score, this movie is an explosion of song, dance and dazzling movement.