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West Side Story

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not my favorite musical of all time... but it's still worth mentioning!

    I first saw this movie in my 6th grade chior class and the first thing I noticed about it was how long it was, 2 1/2 hours long and sometimes it feels longer than that. I know it won 10 Oscars but still I feel that somethings could have been better. The singing for example, the four main characters had their voices dubbed (Russ Tamblyn was only dubbed a little but the others were dubbed for the whole movie), people make such a big deal about how actors today can't act and sing equally well... well what about this movie, only the minor characters did their OWN SINGING! Sure the dancing is great and that is one of the great things about this movie, Robert Wise deserved the Best Director award, and the story is a classic (thank you Shakespeare) but overall I feel it could have been better. My friend and I agree that one of the best changes to the movie is that Maria (Juliet's character) didn't kill herself, we always felt that that only showed that were immature and childish, so that's a good thing. Overall, the story is old, the dancing is great, nobody important sings their own songs, and even though it's not on my top 10 (or even top 20) list of favorite movies it's still a movie that has made history and it will continue to do so in the years to come.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    And the point is?

    The story is quite good but the singing was hard to take in. Without the singing the story was just about a boy and a girl that fell in love, ending in a death. But the singing made the movie fell like it went on forever. The acting was phenomenal Natily Wood can really hold a note. When the male character died it should have pierced my heart but it just left me in a slum. The only thing I can say that I enjoyed was the dancing. It was well choreographed and everyone’s steps were right on. So i give this movie one thumb up and one down. But go rent or buy this movie for yourself.

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