For this Movie Musical Challenge I’ve made a list of 15 musicals that I haven’t yet seen and probably ought to have. The challenge is throughout the year and once watched I’ll put my thoughts up on the blog. Today’s is West Side Story.
So the thirteen movie for the challenge is West Side Story (1961), starring Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, and George Chakiris.
For once we have a musical with a serious undertone. Because despite the the pretty dancing and the high notes, this is a film about gang warfare, racial dispute and crime.
‘Tonight’, ‘America’ and ‘I Feel Pretty’ are my three favourite songs in this musical but I did enjoy listening to all the music. Each song shows of the talent and skills of the cast and story, while keeping the whimsical nature of a classic musical.
West Side Story was an atmospheric and addictive watch. With its dazzling choreography and mesmerising scenes this is a musical that is unforgettable with every way.