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#2131 Smokeshadow

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Posted 03 December 2021 - 02:34 PM

the early reviews are in. . .this looks to be Spielberg's masterpiece  :claps:   :claps:   :claps:   :claps:

 

Review: Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story” Soars As One of the Last Great Storytellers Paints His Masterpiece | Showbiz411

 

I've also read that there are no English sub-titles during scenes where Spanish is spoken.


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Posted 03 December 2021 - 03:00 PM

the early reviews are in. . .this looks to be Spielberg's masterpiece  :claps:   :claps:   :claps:   :claps:

 

Review: Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story” Soars As One of the Last Great Storytellers Paints His Masterpiece | Showbiz411

 

I've also read that there are no English sub-titles during scenes where Spanish is spoken.

 

I'm going all out bah-humbug on this one.  I love the original.  I loved Bernstein.  I loved Sondheim and Robbins and Wood.  I love Rusty Tamblyn.  Same story.  Same setting.  Same music.  Same same same - except for the greats that produced the most amazing original.  And don't say the original was a re-do of Romeo & Juliette ... there were a LOT of major changes to the story.  Here, not so much.  My question is, 'Why?'.  What is this bringing to the table that was missing in the original?  How does this one do something better than the original?  Until someone can give me an answer that merits a second look, bah-humbug.  For me, this is like a drag performer doing a version of Marilyn Monroe singing Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend.  No matter how good the performance, what's the point when you can watch Gentlemen Prefer Blonds and see the glory of the original performance.  Bah-humbug.


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Posted 04 December 2021 - 09:06 AM

I hope it pans out but I'm not holding my breath. The reason for this is definitely M.O.N.E.Y. :love3:


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Posted 10 December 2021 - 09:22 PM

actor and former MTV VJ, Simon Rex's career has come full circle as he portrays an aging, washed-up porn star in the upcoming Red Rocket  :claps:

 

'I didn't have anything to lose': As washed-up porn star in 'Red Rocket,' Simon Rex's career comes full-circle (yahoo.com)


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Posted 13 December 2021 - 07:14 PM

Financial fail for Westside Story's opening. They blame Covid. I suppose we'll never know what percentage was disinterested because of the perfection of the original but I bet it's higher than anyone will ever know anyway.


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Posted 14 December 2021 - 01:23 AM

Financial fail for Westside Story's opening. They blame Covid. I suppose we'll never know what percentage was disinterested because of the perfection of the original but I bet it's higher than anyone will ever know anyway.

 

They certainly spared no expense in promoting it.  Every show I watched had at least a blurb about it.  Still meh for me.  I think I might have been on the other side if they had made some major changes.  Like changing the role of Maria to Mario.  I've just met a boy named Mario; and suddenly that name, will never be the same, to me. MARIO!  I know I change the lyrics in my head every time I see the original!

 

I'd even have paid to see this one ...

 

 


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Posted 14 December 2021 - 06:23 AM

 

They certainly spared no expense in promoting it.  Every show I watched had at least a blurb about it.  Still meh for me.  I think I might have been on the other side if they had made some major changes.  Like changing the role of Maria to Mario.  I've just met a boy named Mario; and suddenly that name, will never be the same, to me. MARIO!  I know I change the lyrics in my head every time I see the original!

 

I'd even have paid to see this one ...

 

 

 

Oh yes! Delightful!  Cher tweeted she thought the cast was amazing and "Rita Moreno Broke My Heart...HER STILL SHINES" I'm open to seeing for sure, but my money stays with the original with certainty. :love3:


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Posted 19 December 2021 - 11:21 PM

I just finished the first installment (they're on Disney+).  When they said the footage was remastered from 16mm stock I wasn't expecting much, but those video engineers are gods!  The video is stunning, and the content is riveting.  I'm very much looking forward to the rest of the story, but definitely need a day or two to decompress!

 

 

 

 


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