History THeatre / WestSideStory

25th Jul '17 4:33:43 AM AirofMystery
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* PetTheDog: No character - [[AllLovingHero even Tony]] - gives [[ButtMonkey Anybodys]] the time of day, but once Ice takes over the Jets, he treats her like any other member and calls her "buddy boy", a phrase Riff only ever used with fellow gang members. Anybodys' face lights up.
24th Jul '17 4:37:44 AM AirofMystery
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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Lieutenant Shrank.

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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Lieutenant Shrank.Shrank is openly racist against the Puerto Rican Sharks and favours the white Jets - although he doesn't even give them much respect, as they're Polish, Italian or Irish.
24th Jul '17 4:34:36 AM AirofMystery
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* HaveAGayOldTime: "I feel pretty and witty and gay" - only in the movie. This was near the end of time when one could use "gay" in its original sense.

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* HaveAGayOldTime: "I feel pretty and witty and gay" - only in the movie. This was near the end of time when one could use "gay" in its original sense. There's also the line in 'Cool' about "if you've got a rocket in your pocket", which may have meant HotBlooded in the [=1960s=], but [[RagingStiffie not anymore]].
14th Jul '17 3:21:30 PM jamespolk
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* HaveAGayOldTime: "I feel pretty and witty and gay" - only in the movie.
** In the stage play, that number takes place at night; "I feel pretty and witty and bright/And I pity any girl who isn't me tonight".

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* HaveAGayOldTime: "I feel pretty and witty and gay" - only in the movie. \n** In This was near the stage play, that number takes place at night; "I feel pretty and witty and bright/And I pity any girl who isn't me tonight".end of time when one could use "gay" in its original sense.
14th Jul '17 11:59:02 AM jamespolk
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* RaceLift: The very white (specifically, Russian-American) Natalie Wood playing a Puerto Rican.


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* StaggeredZoom: Onto one of the youngest Jets as he's painting "Sharks Suck" onto a wall, right before the Sharks catch him.
26th Jun '17 5:38:23 AM yisfidri
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* RapeByProxy: An attempted/downplayed version during the "taunting scene", during which Baby John is lifted up by the other Jets and forced on top of Anita. Many productions portray him as being almost as traumatized by this as she is.

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* RapeByProxy: An attempted/downplayed attempted, ''possibly'' just simulated, version during the "taunting scene", during which scene"; Baby John is lifted up by the other Jets and forced on top of Anita. Many productions portray him as being almost as traumatized by this as she is.
25th Jun '17 11:07:12 AM yisfidri
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*** Riff=Mercutio,

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*** Riff=Mercutio, Riff=Mercutio



*** Friar Escalus having to be quarantined thus unable to tell Romeo that Juliet's death is faked, leading to Romeo's suicidal response=Anita being assaulted by the Jets and thus lying about Maria's death, leading to Tony begging Chino to kill him.

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*** Friar Escalus Lawrence having to be quarantined thus unable to tell Romeo that Juliet's death is faked, leading to Romeo's suicidal response=Anita being assaulted by the Jets and thus lying about Maria's death, leading to Tony begging Chino to kill him.


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* {{Irony}}: When told that Maria is dead, Tony becomes a DeathSeeker, and screams out for Chino to kill him too. He snaps out of it when he see Maria alive, only for [[spoiler:Chino to oblige his death wish.]]


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* RapeByProxy: An attempted/downplayed version during the "taunting scene", during which Baby John is lifted up by the other Jets and forced on top of Anita. Many productions portray him as being almost as traumatized by this as she is.
31st May '17 12:42:05 AM Pamina
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* BreakTheCutie: Maria and Anita. Chino counts as well.

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* BreakTheCutie: Maria and Anita. Chino Anita; both [[spoiler: lose their lovers, Maria also loses her brother, and Anita is also nearly raped]]. Tony arguably counts as well.well, since he [[spoiler: loses his best friend, has to face the guilt of killing Maria's brother, goes on the run from the police, and is tricked into thinking Maria is dead before being murdered himself]]; so does Chino, who [[spoiler: also loses his best friend, finds out that his fiancée is having an affair with said friend's killer, and in the end is arrested for having killed Tony.]] Did we mention that this all happens to them ''in just one night''?
30th May '17 11:53:31 PM Pamina
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* FreudianExcuse: "Gee, Officer Krupke" mocks the concept, subverting it with an admission that the Jets really just aren't interested in honest work. Arguably played straight in the show's wider context, though, since both gangs are living in the gutters of New York and the Sharks also have to deal with constant racism.

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* FreudianExcuse: "Gee, Officer Krupke" mocks the concept, subverting it with an admission that the Jets really just aren't interested in honest work. Arguably played straight in the show's wider context, though, since both gangs are living in the gutters of New York and the Sharks also have to deal with anti-immigrant bigotry, the Sharks in particular facing constant racism.
30th May '17 11:50:44 PM Pamina
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* FreudianExcuse: "Gee, Officer Krupke" mocks the concept, subverting it with an admission that the Jets really just aren't interested in honest work. Arguably played straight in the show's wider context, though, since both gangs are living in the gutters of New York and the Sharks also

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* FreudianExcuse: "Gee, Officer Krupke" mocks the concept, subverting it with an admission that the Jets really just aren't interested in honest work. Arguably played straight in the show's wider context, though, since both gangs are living in the gutters of New York and the Sharks also have to deal with constant racism.
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