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Popcorn Culture - Review: West Side Story

15-Dec-21 19:30

Popcorn Culture - Review: West Side Story

Cue finger-snapping. 1961's West Side Story is an iconic film by any standard, so it was always going to take a master filmmaker like Steven Spielberg to successfully remake the musical for a new audience. Set in 1950s New York, West Side Story is a tale of Tony (Ansel Elgort) and Maria (Rachel Zegler), two kids who instantly fall in love at the school dance. However, their romance escalates the rivalry between the Sharks and the Jets - warring gangs vying for control of the streets. And like all serious gangsters, they do it with the power of song! On this episode, we discuss how the new West Side Story compares to the original, keeping the cheesy setups and get-ups intact, as well as Steven Spielberg's signature approach to the blockbuster musical.

Produced by: Arvindh Yuvaraj, Lee Chwi Lynn, Sharmilla Ganesan

Presented by: Arvindh Yuvaraj, Lee Chwi Lynn, Sharmilla Ganesan


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Tags:  Popcorn CultureEvening EditionReviewWest Side StorySteven SpielbergmusicalsAnsel ElgortRachel Zeglerfilmperforming arts


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