History THeatre / WestSideStory

9th Aug '16 8:30:41 PM DrOO7
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** Schrank's taunting of Action changes from "How's the action on your mother's mattress?" to "How's the action on your mother's side of the street?" not much better but enough to go over the head of some younger viewers.

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** Schrank's taunting of Action changes from "How's the action on your mother's mattress?" to "How's the action on your mother's side of the street?" not Not much better but enough to go over the head of some younger viewers.


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* SparedByTheAdaptation: Juliet and Paris both die in Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet, but their respective counterparts, Maria and Chino, survive here.
5th Aug '16 10:55:51 AM bitemytail
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23rd Jul '16 5:44:36 PM DrOO7
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* LoveAcrossBattlelines: Tony and Maria.
30th Jun '16 6:34:59 PM capretty
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A 1957 Broadway [[TheMusical musical]] with music composed by Music/LeonardBernstein and lyrics written by Creator/StephenSondheim, and its 1961 [[TheMovie film adaptation]]. A (then) modern-day adaptation of Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet''.

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A 1957 Broadway [[TheMusical musical]] with music composed by Music/LeonardBernstein and lyrics written by Creator/StephenSondheim, and its 1961 [[TheMovie film adaptation]]. A (then) modern-day SettingUpdate adaptation of Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet''.
30th Jun '16 6:00:46 PM capretty
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A 1957 Broadway [[TheMusical musical]] with music composed by Music/LeonardBernstein and lyrics written by Creator/StephenSondheim, and its 1961 [[TheMovie film adaptation]]. A lot of people do not like to admit it, but it's basically a clone of Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet''.

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A 1957 Broadway [[TheMusical musical]] with music composed by Music/LeonardBernstein and lyrics written by Creator/StephenSondheim, and its 1961 [[TheMovie film adaptation]]. A lot of people do not like to admit it, but it's basically a clone (then) modern-day adaptation of Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet''.
29th Jun '16 8:04:03 AM stuthehistoryguy
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* UncommonTime: "America" alternates between 6/8 and 3/4 time. Conducting this piece is a common exercise for undergraduate music students.
6th Jun '16 12:34:23 PM mlsmithca
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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Riff and Bernardo could both arguably be seen as this]].

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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Riff and Bernardo could both arguably be seen as this]].



* BreakTheCutie: Maria and Anita. Chino arguably counts as well.

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* BreakTheCutie: Maria and Anita. Chino arguably counts as well.



* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler:The deaths of Riff and Bernardo could arguably be seen as this]].

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* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler:The deaths of Riff and Bernardo could arguably be seen as this]].
3rd Jun '16 4:08:10 AM dunicha
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* LoveAtFirstSight: Just in case you didn't get it, the filmmakers made the rest of the dancers hazy, only making sure that Tony and Maria were in focus.

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* LoveAtFirstSight: Just in case you didn't get it, the filmmakers made the rest of the dancers hazy, only making sure that only Tony and Maria were in focus.
19th May '16 7:19:09 PM Angeldeb82
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** In the stage production, this may be played as harrassment without obvious intention of sexual assault, and Anita gets offended by catcalls rather than an actual attempted rape.

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** In the stage production, this may be played as harrassment harassment without obvious intention of sexual assault, and Anita gets offended by catcalls rather than an actual attempted rape.



** The writers of the movie took the line, "Trusting with our hearts open! With our arms open!" - "You came with your legs open!" and replaced "legs" with "[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar mouth.]]"
** Furthermore, Stephen Sondheim originally wanted to end the song "Gee, Officer Krupke, fuck you!" but it was changed to "Krup you!" (In his book of the lyrics, he comments that he thought the "Krupp" change was [[RuleOfFunny for the better]]).

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** The writers of the movie took the line, "Trusting with our hearts open! With our arms open!" - "You came with your legs open!" and replaced "legs" with "[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar mouth.]]"
mouth]]."
** Furthermore, Stephen Sondheim originally wanted to end the song "Gee, Officer Krupke, fuck you!" but it was changed to "Krup you!" (In his book of the lyrics, he comments that he thought the "Krupp" change was [[RuleOfFunny for the better]]). better]].)


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* BriefAccentImitation: In the film adaptation, one of the Jets acts as a doctor with a German accent during "Gee, Officer Krupke".
26th Mar '16 12:21:57 AM HongIce123
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** If anything, West Side's ending can be considered Lighter and Softer than Romeo and Juliet's.
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