maandag 22 juni 2009

Movie Tip #29 - West Side Story

Director: Jerome Robbins

Starring: Russ Tamblyn, George Chakiris, Richard Beymer, Natalie Wood

Description: Two warring New York City gangs- the white Jets led by Riff (Russ Tamblyn) and the Puerto Rican Sharks, led by Bernardo (George Chakiris). Their hatred escalates to a point where neither can coexist with any form of understanding. But when Riff's best friend (and former Jet) Tony (Richard Beymer) and Bernardo's younger sister Maria (Natalie Wood) meet at a dance, no one can do anything to stop their love. Maria and Tony begin meeting in secret, planning to run away. Then the Sharks and Jets plan a rumble under the highway - whoever wins gains control of the streets. Maria sends Tony to stop it, hoping it can end the violence.

Review: Every musical fan loves this movie. It's personally my favourite and most beloved musical ever. I haven't seen it in real life though. The story is a modern adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. The music is catchy and beautiful. "West Side Story" was best picture at the 1961 Academy Awards. My favourite song is "Maria". If your name is Maria, your a very lucky girl.... haha. For musical lovers it's a classic!

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