History Headscratchers / WestSideStory

9th Jun '17 2:56:28 AM yisfidri
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*** This is TalkingIsAFreeAction. This trope happens quite frequently in musical theatre and opera, allowing story time to be suspended for a musical number.
9th Jun '17 2:32:41 AM yisfidri
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* Isn't Maria pregnant with [[SomeoneToRememberHimBy Tony's baby]] at the end of the story?
4th May '17 7:14:46 AM cdrood
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** It's showing how they see themselves. They don't care about all so-called societal causes because, in there eyes, they're just ways of getting them to conform.
4th May '17 7:12:14 AM cdrood
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*** It's also possible that given the time this was written and who the bulk of original audience probably was, they had to make the Jets a bit worse to even out audience prejudice.
13th Jan '16 9:30:32 AM MikaHaeli8
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** Still pretty similar today... well. Not ''exactly'' the same.
18th Dec '15 3:30:25 PM WildeOscar
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*** This is easy to miss, but Anybodys starts out verbally taunting Anita, but gets very quiet and looks unnerved once the scene gets more rapey.
11th Feb '15 6:04:15 PM CrowTR0bot
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** Two Words: DawsonCasting
2nd Nov '14 5:09:27 PM CLCN
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* How old are these people supposed to be anyway? Most of these actors look like they're 30.
14th Aug '14 7:35:05 PM vifetoile
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** She wants to be one of them, but isn't exactly. In the show (and maybe film?) she doesn't run away after the Rumble and pulls Tony away from Bernardo and Riff's bodies. The other Jets have fled.
20th Jun '14 2:21:44 AM henrymidfields
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** Some theatre versions (Melbourne, Australia 2010) also makes it clearer that Maria refuses to commit suicide.
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