It’s Official: Steven Spielberg is Remaking ’West Side Story’

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by JozefK, Jan 25, 2018.

  1. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles

    I wouldn’t.
     
  2. Pizza

    Pizza With extra pepperoni

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    I’d love to see that Evil Dead musical too and sit in the splatter zone.
     
  3. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles

    I bet you would.
     
  4. SandAndGlass

    SandAndGlass Twilight Forum Resident

    Please let the rest of us know how it was...
     
  5. misterjones

    misterjones Forum Resident

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    I hope it’s even half as sympathetic as his Lincoln film. Grant could use some positive publicity. I read Chernow’s lengthy biography a couple years back. Perhaps Spielberg will draw heavily on that.

    Grant had the almost impossible task of handling reconstruction, in addition to winning the war (which Lincoln merely supervised, arguably poorly). Lincoln had it relatively easy, IMO. Yet he is considered great.
     
  6. The Panda

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    Chernow was the source on this. We'll see.
     
  7. Pizza

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    :laughup:
     
  8. Vidiot

    Vidiot Now in 4K HDR!

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    The new teaser trailer hit today, shown during the Oscar telecast (which I suspect very few people saw). The trailer looks absolutely stunning -- I'll see this film just for the visuals alone. We got a long wait: not out until December.

     
  9. Ghostworld

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    My last latin romance was a fiasco, I'll skip it. Tony isn't the only one who's felt the knife go in.
     
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  10. Pizza

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    Saw the trailer on the Oscars. Wow!!!! I can’t wait.
     
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  11. JediJones

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    It does look amazing. Whatever is boring about the idea of a remake is counteracted by what's exciting about a master director tackling a genre he's never done before.
     
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  12. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe 3 months since last false death report!

    I still want to see this done as a Bollywood film, with the couple being Indian and Pakistani.
     
  13. SandAndGlass

    SandAndGlass Twilight Forum Resident

    Today, it would be even more dramatic with a mixed couple. Forget about the Capulet's and Montague's, we need a couple from both a blue and red political family
     
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  14. CraigBic

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    Saw the teaser on Twitter this morning then again on YouTube. The cinematography looks incredible. Can’t wait to see it considering I’ve had to wait an extra year thanks to the pandemic and thankfully it’ll probably be in a cinema rather than on some streaming service.
     
  15. JediJones

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    There's nothing controversial about interracial dating now, so they wisely kept it as a period piece.
     
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  16. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe 3 months since last false death report!

    I'm just happy that there will be two musicals this year, this and Lin-Manuel Miranda's In The Heights.
     
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  17. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Bring on the belly buttons. :)
     
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  18. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    I can wait forever to see this...
     
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  19. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    dude!
     
  20. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    If they keep the original score, should be no problem. Not sure about the new arrangements... contemporary singing voices. When there’s more teaser trailers that is.
    Jury out on this ... yet.
    Aside...
    Not throwing away my original version DVD( no syncing probs..) yet. :)
     
  21. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Period.
    As long as the music doesn’t get da funky treatment.
     
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  22. JFS3

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    Don't get the need for this (IMHO).

    The movies that need to be remade are those that had good ideas, but were botched in their execution. There's no need to remake those that were knocked out of the park the first time.
     
  23. Roland Stone

    Roland Stone Offending Member

    The rival gangs should act like troupes from different directors. On one side the violent and improbably eloquent, motor-mouthed Coen Brothers gang, and on the other side the stammering, awkward denizens of a Wes Anderson piece who appear to be myopically reading their cue cards without benefit of glasses.
     
  24. ROTFLMAO!!
     
  25. Bring it on!! — but only if someone really good (and I mean REALLY good), somehow managed to synthesize Bernstein’s tunes with Indian and Pakistani style singing, instrumentation, and arrangements.

    And I’m not kidding either.

    Sure, in the wrong hands it’s a recipe for disaster — but in the right hands, and if sympathetically done, a so reimagined Bollywood Indian/Pakistani version of WSS could really be an amazing and intercontinental hit.
     
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