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Just saw the new West Side Story (Original Post) XanaDUer2 Dec 2021 OP
streaming where? CurtEastPoint Dec 2021 #1
Saw it in the theatre XanaDUer2 Dec 2021 #2
Saw it with my siblings and spouses/kids this week MissB Dec 2021 #3
I hope it does well XanaDUer2 Dec 2021 #5
I saw it last Sunday with 3 other family members. beveeheart Dec 2021 #4
We saw it. bmbmd Dec 2021 #6
when original came out it was popular thanks to the broadway play's success but msongs Dec 2021 #7
It was mostly older people in the audience nt XanaDUer2 Dec 2021 #8
Why do they need to remake a movie that won 10 Academy Awards? El Supremo Dec 2021 #9
Yes, Marni Nixon did dub in the singing XanaDUer2 Dec 2021 #10
To present a classic to a new audience TexasBushwhacker Dec 2021 #11
I'd like to see musicals again. El Supremo Dec 2021 #13
I know about pressbox69 Dec 2021 #15
We saw it with our son and his fiancee Danmel Dec 2021 #12
Now you went and did it. - I do *not* want to be a DebbieDowner. UTUSN Dec 2021 #14
Shakespeare was great but pressbox69 Dec 2021 #16
Whew, I'm glad for your positive post. I should have kept out of a thread If there might UTUSN Dec 2021 #18
I saw the original movie pressbox69 Dec 2021 #17

MissB

(15,804 posts)
3. Saw it with my siblings and spouses/kids this week
Fri Dec 17, 2021, 07:59 PM
Dec 2021

We were the only ones in the theater.

I enjoyed it!

bmbmd

(3,088 posts)
6. We saw it.
Fri Dec 17, 2021, 08:05 PM
Dec 2021

We enjoyed it. I have a preference for the original because Natalie Wood. I was struck by how little has changed since 1961. We are still plagued with racism, sexism, and gun violence. And Rita Moreno is still a national treasure.

msongs

(67,375 posts)
7. when original came out it was popular thanks to the broadway play's success but
Fri Dec 17, 2021, 08:09 PM
Dec 2021

these days the mid to younger crowd may not be interested

El Supremo

(20,365 posts)
9. Why do they need to remake a movie that won 10 Academy Awards?
Fri Dec 17, 2021, 08:30 PM
Dec 2021

And had great filming techniques and sound? Just because few of the stars were Puerto Rican and the leads' singing was dubbed? Do you know that in one duet Marni Nixon dubbed both voices? It was great.

TexasBushwhacker

(20,150 posts)
11. To present a classic to a new audience
Fri Dec 17, 2021, 09:15 PM
Dec 2021

without slapping dark makeup on a bunch of white actors.

Because the success of La La Land and In the Heights (despite COVID-19) means that people might want to see musicals again.

Because Steven Spielberg has made his bones in Hollywood and his films have made $10 BILLION, without counting West Side Story or factoring in 8nflation. Steven gets what Steven wants.

pressbox69

(2,252 posts)
15. I know about
Sat Dec 18, 2021, 10:21 AM
Dec 2021

a thriller from the mid sixties, Blood On Black Lace dir. Mario Bava, where Paul Frees dubbed all the male voices. Including American actor Cameron Mitchell. Don't know who dubbed the ladies voices.

Danmel

(4,910 posts)
12. We saw it with our son and his fiancee
Fri Dec 17, 2021, 10:02 PM
Dec 2021

We all really enjoyed it. Our son is a really good musician and played in the pit orchestra. He loves musical theater.
First time in a movie theater since 2019.


UTUSN

(70,654 posts)
14. Now you went and did it. - I do *not* want to be a DebbieDowner.
Sat Dec 18, 2021, 01:04 AM
Dec 2021

Here's mine: https://democraticunderground.com/10181595987

That said, my new stuff here:
* Well, reprise this, why re-make almost all the same?

* I get SPIELBERG's reverence. but: It. was. DONE.

* The MUSIC is ALL.

* One of the earliest thoughts was to make the conflict Irish vs Jewish.

* Am gonna SAY it: "Woke" to make it more "authentic" sucks.

* SHAKESPEARE was a RE-MAKER to end all RE-MAKING.






UTUSN

(70,654 posts)
18. Whew, I'm glad for your positive post. I should have kept out of a thread If there might
Sat Dec 18, 2021, 05:17 PM
Dec 2021

be me raining on other people's parade.

I meant to say that this version is fine, as much as the previous one, but that except for correcting some textual details it was the same. So anybody who saw the other one would not be having a new experience. I've got a couple of elderly relatives who will not be seeing this one because they have been satisfied with the other one all these years. For anybody who hasn't see it from before, it's fine.

I mean, the updated sound and visuals are fine, like upgrading a car or appliance. And the music can be heard all over YouTube with any number of wonderful orchestras, so...

I'll stop.






pressbox69

(2,252 posts)
17. I saw the original movie
Sat Dec 18, 2021, 10:41 AM
Dec 2021

on B/W TV, with commercials in 2 parts. A couple of months later a nearby town showed it on the big screen so I took a bus ride. A technician was working on the electric and the manager went to him and and told him to hurry up, the audience was waiting. I looked around the empty theater and realized that I was the audience. LOL I loved it and hope to love the new one. I notice that Rita Moreno and another actress are winning and getting nominated for a lot of awards. John Astin, Simon Oakland and Ned Glass appeared in the original.

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