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West Side Story (1961)

West Side Story (1961)Watch the trailer!

Sponsored by Manscaped! We begin our pairing of classic, Academy Award-winning Hollywood musicals with one of the best examples of how cinema can translate stage to screen! Directed by Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise, with music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, 1961's "West Side Story" is part-ballet, part-Shakespeare, and part-gang story, but all worthy of the awards bestowed upon it. The film follows the street gang known as "The Jets," led by Riff (Russ Tamblyn) and their continuing conflict with "The Sharks," a Puerto-Rican gang led by Bernardo (George Chakiris). The conflict really boils over, however, when member-gone-straight Tony (Richard Beymer) sees Bernardo's little sister, Maria (Natalie Wood) at a dance, and sparks immediately fly. Maria is warned off by Bernardo's girlfriend, Anita (Rita Moreno), the gangs prepare to "rumble" with each other, and Tony and Maria disregard the fact that they're from warring tribes and begin a passionate romance. The conflict rises until the two gangs finally meet and tragedy strikes, resulting in the death of both gang-leaders. After that, it's pain, anger, and spite until it all comes to a head in a deadly way! Get 20% OFF @manscaped + Free Shipping with promo code MANSCAPEDGEEKS at MANSCAPED.com!



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