Jerome Robbins

Choreographer for The King and I, West Side Story, and others.

Really Like It West Side Story (1961) -- Directed with Robert Wise.  Probably the best musical-to-screen adaptation of all time, featuring all of the great songs with music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and choreography by co-director Jerome Robbins.  When the music and dancing isn't going, the story is great too, since -- you know -- it's Romeo and Juliet after all.  Where many musicals become diffused when they reach the screen, this one retains the same amount of energy.

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