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What's missing here, perhaps, is the nostalgia factor. Sometimes a film, a former "classic" that does not hold up for a new viewer of a younger generation, still pleases because of the time in one's life it evokes - e,g., no not having been a gang member in NYC but remembering how the music and lyrics of an original cast album of West Side Story just seemed so damned perfect when first heard back in the day. The movie just does not seem quite as hokey to me as to some here.

I would like to see a faithful Broadway adaptation/revival. Until then, the DVD of the film will have to do if I feel that urge.

You know that New York is gone. The opening number was filmed where Lincoln Center was later built - that's NY's current West Side Story.

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