July 15th, 2013

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From Flavorwire's 50 Essential Movie Musicals

West Side Story (1961)

This glorious musical retelling of Romeo and Juliet in the city streets of New York was one of the first experiments in telling a dramatic tale through musical theatre, and its success as a stage show is only eclipsed by the over-the-top brilliance of the Oscar-winning film adaptation.