Why I loved Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story so much

In this episode, I tell you why Steven Spielberg’s version of West Side Story touched me so much. And I talk a number of other topics as well; you can jump to the chapters you’re interested in!

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00:00 ☕Introduction/chat

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09:46 🌍 World news:
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27:55🍿 TV: Why The Book of Boba Fett chapter 6 shows that Disney learned from the past
35:48🍿 Movies: West Side Story 2021 review

44:59🙏 Faith:
• What is the best way to talk with people that don’t share your faith or your values?

1:05:16 📚 Books:
• Story by Robert McKee and Documentary Film: a very short introduction by Patricia Aufderheide

1:08:18 🧪 Science:
• Don’t Forget to Look Up: scientists calculate what it takes to avert collision with a 10 km asteroid

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1 Comment

  1. I, too, was a big fan of the first West Side Story and was in love with Natalie Wood, who did a lot of good movies in the 1960s (try “Splendor in the Grass” or “Inside Daisy Clover”).
    I went into the new West Side Story almost hoping not to like it. By the end, I liked it very much. I felt that the roles were very well cast. I have been comparing the two movies scene-by-scene and can honestly say that I would rank about half of the scenes in one movie a half star above the other and vice versa (all 4.5s and 5s). I would encourage anyone who has not seen West Side Story to see both versions!

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