July 12th, 2017

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West Side Story--Very Special, and in a Class by Itself: Parts I and II in one diary:

West Side Story, both as a stage production and as a film are  equally successful, beautiful and eerie, at the same time.  Because of the very subject matter, the urban setting(s), the intensely brilliant Leonard Bernstein musical score, and the scenery, all both on stage and on screen, as well as the beautifully choreographed dancing by (the late) Jerome Robbins, all of which help to tell the story behind West Side Story,  this great golden oldie-but-keeper of a movie/musical is not only equally successful on both stage and screen, but is still as relevant (and popular) today, as it was back in the day when it first came out, into vogue, and into the very heart of the human psyche.Collapse )