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The Godfather
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New Trailer for West Side Story
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Spielberg and a musical..I don't know anything about WSS but I'll give it a shot


kywildcatfanone
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re: New Trailer for West Side Story
I generally do not like remakes, but this trailer doesn't look too bad, and looks to be along the original story lines.
And I was looking for Rita Moreno, and there she was. Might be worth a look.


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re: New Trailer for West Side Story
Is there a old version of this story worth watching to familiarize myself with it?


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re: New Trailer for West Side Story
It's on Hulu


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Breric
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re: New Trailer for West Side Story
The original was made in 1961 starring Natalie Wood. Or read Romeo and Juliet.


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The original 1961 film is considered gold standard for movie musicals. This version is going to receive backlash just because the original is so damned good. It won 10/11 competitive Oscars it was nominated for including Supporting nods for Chakiris and Moreno.

The ONLY reason this got remade (and that I might go see it) is because Spielberg is at the helm.


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Is there a old version of this story worth watching to familiarize myself with it?



Hulu. Natalie Wood was stunningly beautiful in this musical. And the dancing was top notch. One of the best musicals ever.


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The original 1961 film is considered gold standard for movie musicals.


I love the movie and I am not even a fan of musicals. Watch it and you will pick up so many references to it from other movies and TV shows.


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Jack Ruby
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Is there a old version of this story worth watching to familiarize myself with it?


Um... Not sure if this is a great troll joke or not, but yes, there is this little tale called "Romeo and Juliet" that may have a few things in common...
This post was edited on 9/15 at 3:25 pm


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Is there a old version of this story worth watching to familiarize myself with it?


At first, I thought you were trolling.

Now, I guess the facts are, I'm getting old and many people on this website are really young.

Others have already pointed out the original with Natalie Wood, so I'll add a couple of other musicals you should check out...

- The King and I
- Fiddler on the Roof

Both are great stories with true acting that is no longer considered as a requirement to be a star in Hollywood these days.

Natalie Wood and Rita Moreno were stunning in the original WSS.


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The Godfather
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At first, I thought you were trolling



Wasn't trolling and I am in my 40's. I just started enjoying musicals in the last 8 or 9 years and know nothing about West Side Story, it was a legitimate question but apparently a stupid one.




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I just started enjoying musicals in the last 8 or 9 years


Just bizarre that you would have missed WSS if you started to enjoy them that long ago. My first memory of WSS was that my dad had the soundtrack in his CD collection and I thought it had something to do with the group Westside Connection. I was thoroughly disappointed at the time.


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Jack Ruby
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re: New Trailer for West Side Story
Honest question, and I don't mean this in a mean way, but how does someone in their 40s know nothing about West Side Story? It's perhaps the biggest musical ever made and has been referenced in pop culture and shown in television for decades.

I'm not even in my 40s and we watched it in 9th grade lit class.


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I mean, I know the sharks and jets references and stuff like that. When I said I didn't know anything about it I meant I didn't know anything about the storyline. But I'm watching the 1961 version tomorrow so I don't feel stupid anymore


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it was a legitimate question but apparently a stupid one.


I wasn’t trying to be mean. I realized you weren’t trolling. I was just thinking that I’m getting old.

All 3 musicals I mentioned were required viewing in 8th grade music appreciation class (a required class in the JR High I attended).


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WestCoastAg
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Wasn't trolling and I am in my 40's. I just started enjoying musicals in the last 8 or 9 years and know nothing about West Side Story, it was a legitimate question but apparently a stupid one.

youll watch it and youll pick up on a bunch of references made in TV, movies, and just general life

Largely considered the absolute gold standard when it comes to musicals in film and one of the greatest films of all time


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re: New Trailer for West Side Story
Excited to watch it now


You ready for part 2 tonight?


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The ONLY reason this got remade (and that I might go see it) is because Spielberg is at the helm.


Ditto.

I was like, “They remade this? What an abomimation.”

Then I saw Spielberg’s name and was like, “Oh, okay.”


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GetCocky11
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but this trailer doesn't look too bad,


The cinematography looks really interesting.


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DLauw
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(and that I will go see it) is because Spielberg is at the helm.
One of my all time favorite and normally I would upset someone was trying to remake it, but I definitely want to see a Spielberg version.


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