West Side Story

The Making of the Steven Spielberg Film



ISBN: 9781419750632 Category:

Laurent Bouzereau


The official behind-the-scenes companion to Steven Spielberg’s upcoming adaptation of West Side Story

This official behind-the-scenes companion book to Steven Spielberg’s upcoming adaptation of West Side Story, due in theaters December 18, 2020, will feature exclusive photography and art from the film. Through interviews with Steven Spielberg, his creative team and cast members, readers will be able follow the conception, pre-production, shooting, as well as all other aspects of West Side Story. The film adapts the original Broadway musical by Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, and Jerome Robbins.

Teenagers Tony and Maria, despite having affiliations with rival street gangs, the white Jets and Puerto Rican Sharks, fall in love in 1950s New York City. The cast includes: Ansel Elgort as Tony; Rachel Zegler as Maria; Ariana DeBose as Anita; David Alvarez as Bernardo; and Rita Moreno.

Additional information

Weight 1435 g
Dimensions 24.2 x 31.2 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 13 January 2022
Number of pages 224
Format Hardback
Dimensions 24.2 x 31.2 cm
Weight 1435 g


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Laurent Bouzereau is a filmmaker, producer, and author. He is the director and coproducer of the HBO/Amblin Television film Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind and of the acclaimed Netflix/Amblin Television series Five Came Back. He is also the author of several books on cinema, including The Art of Bond and Hitchcock: Piece by Piece.