There were two movies I wanted to see in the Cinema Arts Theatre Movies in the Morning series this weekend West Side Story and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. However, since we wanted to take a longer bike ride at least one morning this weekend, we could only see one. We decided that West Side Story would be the better choice to see on the “big screen”. We were right.
I’d never seen West Side Story from beginning to end. I’ve seen selections at least part of it in an English class when we studied Romeo and Juliet. I’ve also heard much of the music, both recently and in my distant past, because this was one of Dad’s favorite movies, so he had the LP.
While the gang violence looked tame by today’s standards, the message still holds up well.