petzipellepingo (petzipellepingo) wrote in westsidestory,

79 Movies That Define New York City
Because it’s not all mob movies and Nora Ephron. (Though there is plenty of both.)

Louis Peitzman
BuzzFeed News Reporter

11. West Side Story (1961)

With all of its dancing and singing, West Side Story isn’t the most realistic depiction of gang activity in 1960s Lincoln Square, but there’s an emotional truth to the story of star-crossed lovers Tony (Richard Beymer) and Maria (Natalie Wood), who comes from a Puerto Rican immigrant family.
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