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 Posted:   Sep 15, 2021 - 5:53 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

So as they did a remake of such movie, why not a remake of Jaws ?


They are doing a movie version of a popular musical that happened to already have a previous movie.

 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2021 - 5:00 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

The young men look prettier than the last one.

 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2021 - 5:03 PM   
 By:   Saul Pincus   (Member)

"Stephen Sondheim Says New ‘West Side Story’ Is ‘Terrific’: ‘Spielberg and Kushner Really Nailed It’"

https://www.indiewire.com/2021/09/stephen-sondheim-steven-spielberg-west-side-story-terrific-1234665328/?fbclid=IwAR2HHHFSKluVcIkQYqDR0MWgiuIDuCq8K2Lgl3-aWQjqXAAlMgXfPz7Z4y8

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2021 - 6:53 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

The young men look prettier than the last one.

Oh yeah!


 
 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2021 - 7:10 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

The young men look prettier than the last one.

I don't know David. These boys look pretty nifty and buddy boy can they dance!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2021 - 7:33 PM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

"Stephen Sondheim Says New ‘West Side Story’ Is ‘Terrific’: ‘Spielberg and Kushner Really Nailed It’"

https://www.indiewire.com/2021/09/stephen-sondheim-steven-spielberg-west-side-story-terrific-1234665328/?fbclid=IwAR2HHHFSKluVcIkQYqDR0MWgiuIDuCq8K2Lgl3-aWQjqXAAlMgXfPz7Z4y8


The fact he put the knock on the original for the reasons he did makes me discount his praise for the new effort.

 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2021 - 8:32 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

The fact he put the knock on the original for the reasons he did makes me discount his praise for the new effort.

To each his own. Sondheim's comments feel dead on to me.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2021 - 7:01 AM   
 By:   roadshowfan   (Member)

"Stephen Sondheim Says New ‘West Side Story’ Is ‘Terrific’: ‘Spielberg and Kushner Really Nailed It’"

https://www.indiewire.com/2021/09/stephen-sondheim-steven-spielberg-west-side-story-terrific-1234665328/?fbclid=IwAR2HHHFSKluVcIkQYqDR0MWgiuIDuCq8K2Lgl3-aWQjqXAAlMgXfPz7Z4y8


The fact he put the knock on the original for the reasons he did makes me discount his praise for the new effort.


Yes, I agree. The new version, from the trailer at least, looks far glossier and more Technicolored than the 1961 film. The cast in the Spielberg seem to be your typical bland photogenic millennials too, so I'm not sure why Sondheim is being so disparaging in that admittedly very brief interview. Perhaps he gets extra bucks for promoting the remake?

I have mixed feelings about the new version. The 1961 film isn't perfect, but the dance numbers are still as electrifying as they were 60 years ago, and Johnny Green's musical direction (along with the dynamic sound recording) is peerless. I suspect the remake will feature lots (and lots) of jump cuts in the dance sequences and an orchestra that sounds synthesized and overly-dense, so depending on your standpoint (and age!) will either be exhilarating or excruciating!

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2021 - 7:56 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

With Spielberg I expect no jump cuts but long takes, wonderfully coordinated movement and music.

Good to hear that Sondheim loved it. And that Spielberg did indeed change things up and put in many surprises.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2021 - 9:07 AM   
 By:   joec   (Member)

"Stephen Sondheim Says New ‘West Side Story’ Is ‘Terrific’: ‘Spielberg and Kushner Really Nailed It’"

https://www.indiewire.com/2021/09/stephen-sondheim-steven-spielberg-west-side-story-terrific-1234665328/?fbclid=IwAR2HHHFSKluVcIkQYqDR0MWgiuIDuCq8K2Lgl3-aWQjqXAAlMgXfPz7Z4y8


The fact he put the knock on the original for the reasons he did makes me discount his praise for the new effort.



Much too brief. Not much of an interview

 
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