Hi, everybody! I know it’s awhile since I’ve written on here, but I’m writing a post on a passionate subject that I cannot resist writing about---the original 1961 film version of West Side Story. This was especially exciting, exuberant and heartwarming for me, not only because last night was the first time I’d been to a movie theatre in over a year, but I was excited about the fact that, courtesy of Fathomevents.com and Turner Classic movies, the 60th Anniversary screenings of the old, original 1961 film version of West Side Story is now playing in selective movie theatres throughout the United States, but I went to see it, along with several people who belong to the same TKD club that I belong to. We all had such a wonderful time.
A really pristine print of the 1961 version of the film West Side Story was shown on a great big wide screen, and, since I always notice things in views of the 1961 film version of West Side Story that I failed to notice in the last viewing(s) I’ve been to, the various expressions and gestures of individual members of both the Jets and Sharks, as well as the other characters, including Tony, seem more noticeable than before.
I believe that the original 1961 film version of West Side Story is still a well known, and beloved classic film, and always will be. It was wonderful to see such a great movie, especially with friends, especially since it was the first time in over a year that I’ve gone to a movie theatre. The fact that the theatre I attended has stadium-type seating, and we all kept our masks on the whole time were extremely helpful, as well. It was a wonderful and special evening for all of us, especially after what we and everybody else here in the United States has been through for so long.