History YMMV / WestSideStory

6th Jul '16 8:17:35 AM cordychase
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* ValuesDissonance: "You're a girl, Anybodys. ''Be'' a girl!" is supposed to be part of Tony objecting to the senseless gang violence, but now it just sounds sexist, as if the violence is especially bad because ''even a girl'' wants to fight.
7th May '16 3:08:29 PM arpathacorrin
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* GodNeverSaidThat: The popular fan-theory of Maria killing herself off-screen has never exactly been confirmed.
** It is also common among theater groups to think that the Jets actually rape Anita in the original musical, but this is toned down to empty taunting in the film version. The original script for the musical is also kind of ambiguous if they are only taunting her (Baby John is said to be lifted on her by the others, rather than willingly going on her). Even if they were seriously going to rape her, it is also possible that Doc stops it in time.
7th May '16 2:54:21 PM arpathacorrin
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** Although Anybodys' joining in taunting Anita during the rape scene can make her unlikable for some.


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* TearJerker: The Wedding Scene is cute out of context, but not if you know the ending.
29th Apr '16 2:17:11 PM GothicProphet
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* {{Narm}}: The fact that Action in the film looks like Matt LeBlanc.

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* {{Narm}}: The fact that Action in the film looks like Matt LeBlanc.[=LeBlanc=].



** Also compare white Carol Lawrence in the original Broadway cast (although she could sing).

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** Also compare white Carol Lawrence in the original Broadway cast (although she could sing).sing).
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17th Nov '15 7:24:58 PM FF32
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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: It can seem horribly cliche nowadays -- not least because it's adapting ''Theater/RomeoAndJuliet'', which itself underwhelms many readers who find it trite, shallow, and immature.

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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: It can seem horribly cliche nowadays -- not least because it's adapting ''Theater/RomeoAndJuliet'', ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'', which itself underwhelms many readers who find it trite, shallow, and immature.
1st Aug '15 6:52:53 PM MrDeath
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* HilariousInHindsight: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A0fVWomF90 The make-believe wedding scene from the film.]] Even the lyrics of "One Hand, One Heart" say, "Make of our lives one life, / Day after day, one life. / Now it begins, now we start / One hand, one heart-- / Even death won't part us now." The same can also hold true of gays and lesbians today, now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled for marriage equality nationwide as of June 26, 2015.
27th Jun '15 9:21:17 AM Angeldeb82
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* HilariousInHindsight: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A0fVWomF90 The make-believe wedding scene from the film.]] Even the lyrics of "One Hand, One Heart" say, "Make of our lives one life, / Day after day, one life. / Now it begins, now we start / One hand, one heart-- / Even death won't part us now." The same can also hold true of gays and lesbians today, now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled for marriage equality nationwide as of June 26, 2015.



* HilariousInHindsight: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A0fVWomF90 The make-believe wedding scene from the film.]] Even the lyrics of "One Hand, One Heart" say, "Make of our lives one life, / Day after day, one life. / Now it begins, now we start / One hand, one heart-- / Even death won't part us now." The same can also hold true of gays and lesbians today, now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled for marriage equality nationwide as of June 26, 2015.
27th Jun '15 9:20:36 AM Angeldeb82
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* FauxSymbolism: The virginal Maria wears a white dress to her first dance, but a red one following the loss of her virginity to Tony. Also, in the final scenes, she's wearing a black shawl around her head. Probably representing her mourning for her brother, but it comes in handy when she has to mourn Tony as well.



** NotHisSled: Unlike [[Theatre/RomeoandJuliet Juliet]], Maria lives.

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* HilariousInHindsight: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A0fVWomF90 The make-believe wedding scene from the film.]] Even the lyrics of "One Hand, One Heart" say, "Make of our lives one life, / Day after day, one life. / Now it begins, now we start / One hand, one heart-- / Even death won't part us now." The same can also hold true of gays and lesbians today, now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled for marriage equality nationwide as of June 26, 2015.
** NotHisSled: Unlike [[Theatre/RomeoandJuliet [[Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet Juliet]], Maria lives.



* MoralEventHorizon: It's pretty hard to root for the Jets after [[NearRapeExperience they attempt to rape Anita.]]
** Of course, [[RealityEnsues the entire point]] is to ''[[MisaimedFandom not]]'' [[MisaimedFandom root for either side.]]

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* MoralEventHorizon: It's pretty hard to root for the Jets after [[NearRapeExperience they attempt to rape Anita.]]
Anita]].
** Of course, [[RealityEnsues the entire point]] is to ''[[MisaimedFandom not]]'' [[MisaimedFandom root for either side.]]side]].



* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: The virginal Maria wears a white dress to her first dance, but a red one following the loss of her virginity to Tony. Also, in the final scenes, she's wearing a black shawl around her head. Probably representing her mourning for her brother, but it comes in handy when she has to mourn Tony as well.
19th Apr '15 7:34:04 PM MrTitanic46
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* NightmareFuel: 'Cool' in the film is a little unsettling to watch, especially with the multiple shots of all the Jets coming towards the camera, and the dancing makes them seem a tad unhinged, especially with the intermittent 'POW!'s.
4th Nov '14 10:36:39 AM MagBas
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* UnfortunateImplications: The 2009 revival of the musical on Broadway had the Sharks singing and speaking in Spanish when among themselves -- which adds to the realism, right? Except... that the most popular number that the Sharks sing, "America," is still sung totally in English, and the song "Un Hombre Asi/A Boy Like That" starts out in Spanish when Anita is singing of her hatred and desire for vengeance, and then turns to English when Maria sings about love, forgiveness, and self-sacrifice.
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