Format: TCM on DVR
Director: Robert Wise/ Jerome Robbins
So... it'd been a while since I'd seen West Side Story (1961). No real new insight here, but... the re-make (by Spielberg, coming soon) is going to drive all sorts of discussions when The Kids figure out people have been aware of many of today's social issues for... ever. And it's not comforting that we're not many steps forward from where we were in the 1950's when the play was written.
Also - expect people to freak out that the last 1/3rd of the musical, just as you may remember Romeo and Juliet, is just super depressing. Like, no one is a hero in this thing. Maybe Maria. And even Anita's attempts to warn Tony almost lead to outright rape at the hands of the very guys she's momentarily holding blameless for her love's death.