October 21st, 2016

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Classic Films: WEST SIDE STORY

Posted by Michelle Buchman

History

Since the beginning, cinema has looked to the stage as a source of inspiration for new material. From comedy to tragedy, theatre offered a wide range of incredible stories for filmmakers to choose from. Unsurprisingly, a number of screenwriters, directors, and studios looked to one of the greatest playwrights of all time: William Shakespeare. In total, the Guinness Book of World Records lists him as the most filmed author ever in any language. Hundreds of years after his death, the Bard continues to influence modern storytellers around the world.
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