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Eric Atreides

West Side Story | 10 DEC 2021

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Just a few seconds but what a downgrade for Bernardo. 

 

Yeah, I know George Chakiris was of Greek decent but he was SMOKING HOT as Bernardo and easily the most compelling man in the film as Morena was the most compelling woman. Deserving Oscar winners.

 

(trivia he was cast by Jerome Robbins as Riff for the London production of WSS -  but was considered too dark complexioned for Riff for the film so they gave him Bernardo)

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On 9/15/2021 at 12:43 PM, filmlover said:

Impossible. We already know this particular musical actually works on film.

It worked in 1962 ;not so sure about this version.

And I can name a number of films that worked the first time around but failed when remade.

I still Maintain Spielberg should have picked a great stage musical that had a dissapointing film version, rather then one that had a superb, in fact Oscar winning version. 

I think you really have a generational gap here.,,,with those of us who grew up with the Robert Wise version being a lot more skeptical than the younger genration who are unfamiliar with it.

 

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