West Side Story is a film adaptation of the same name, a 1957 stage musical drama. The story is about the rivalry between three teenage gangs the Jets, white youths, and Sharks in New York City. The story centers around Tony, who falls in love with Maria from the other gang. It was released to rave reviews in 1961 and became an instant classic that has stood the test of time. The film has become a staple of pop culture and remains one of the most beloved movies. Both Westside’s story plays are timeless classics that have stood the test time for generations. It is a great movie for the whole family.
What is West Side Story all about?
West Side Story is a 1961 American musical romantic drama film directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. The film is an adaptation of the 1957 stage musical of the same name, which in turn was inspired by William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet. It tells the story of the rivalry between three teenage gangs: the Jets, white youths, and the Sharks, Puerto Rican youths. It is set on the West side of New York City in the 1950s. West Side story follows two star-crossed lovers, Tony and Maria who belong to rival street gangs called “Jets” and “Sharks.” The Jets and Sharks are sworn enemies, but Tony and Maria fall in love. Their forbidden love leads to tragedy when the two gangs go to war with each other.
Are West Side Story and Romeo & Juliet similar?
West Side Story is based on the Shakespeare play Romeo and Juliet. However, both are set in a different time period and location and it has a different ending than Romeo and Juliet. The Jets and Sharks are enemies in the film, but they do not die in the end like the two families in Romeo and Juliet. The film is set in the West Side of Manhattan, New York City, and Romeo and Juliet take place in Verona, Italy. It has a much happier ending than Romeo and Juliet because Tony agrees to marry Maria which means they live happily ever after instead of dying as their families did in Shakespeare’s play.
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Who would be starring in West Side Story?
- Ansel Elgort
- Rachel Zegler
- Ariana Debose
- Mike Faist
- Rita Moreno
- Mike Iveson
- Iris Menas
- Annelise Cepero and others.
Why do the Jets hate snakes?
The Jets are a street gang and they have a symbol of a snake. The reason that the Jets hate snakes is that their rival gang, the Sharks, has a symbol of a shark. According to the song “Jet Song” in West Side Story, the Jets hate snakes because they are “slimy and green”. The Jets think that snakes are disgusting creatures and they don’t want anything to do with them. This is just one of the many reasons why the Jets and Sharks are enemies in West Side Story. The Jets also think that the Sharks are a bunch of wimps because they’re from Puerto Rico and not from New York City.
What are the reviews?
The critical consensus is “With its blend of Technicolor splendor, high-energy dance numbers, and passionate romance, West Side Story set the standard for movie musicals”. The film is considered one of the greatest musicals ever made. It has a rating of 97% on Rotten Tomatoes and it was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture. West Side Story won ten Oscars, including Best Picture. This film was very successful when it premiered on Broadway in 1957. The film was even more successful when it premiered in 1961. It is still considered one of the best musicals ever made. It has even inspired modern musicals like Hamilton. The film is a very iconic film that everyone should watch at least once in their lifetime.