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West Side Story


Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Rita Moreno, Ariana DeBose View All


Steven Spielberg (Director), Tony Kushner (Writer) View All

Release: Dec. 8th, 2021
Runtime: 2 hours, 36 minutes
Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.
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Though most grew up with the 1961 Best Picture Oscar winner, Spielberg has actually gone back to the original 1957 Broadway musical and returned certain scenes and songs to their original place in the libretto.
The film starts with the Jets, the focus stays mostly on the Jets, the characters that are most fleshed out are Jets, and the one that gets the "tragic coda", at the hands of a Latino, is a former Jet.


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