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November 27, 2019  

10. West Side Story (1961) with Luis Ramirez

November 27, 2019

Take Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, mix in music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, add in some questionably racial portrayals, and you wind up with 1961's West Side Story. Although the story, which features two young star-crossed lovers on opposing sides of a gang war, is being remade by Steven Spielberg, there are many reasons to revisit the original film, which definitely falls into the category of "they don't make them like this anymore." Listen to this week's episode to hear why!

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