And then I started thinking that perhaps instead of binge watching old TV series I should binge watch movies. I decided just to take on the top 100 movies for a starter. Now I'm very sure I am going to agree with quite a few of the entries on this list but I already know I'm going to argue about a few as well.
So here is #49 of the top 100 Movies of all time according to IMDB:
West Side Story (1961)
This movie released the year after I was born. I wonder how many times I've watched it. I bet I can, at the very least, hum most of the songs and I'm pretty sure I can remember a lot of the words.
Loosely based on Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story is a musical about two kids from rival gangs who fall in love. And it doesn't end well.
My favourite number in the movie is America.
Academy Awards, USA 1962
|Best Actor in a Supporting Role|
|Best Actress in a Supporting Role|
For the first time a directing award is being shared.
|Best Cinematography, Color|
Daniel L. Fapp
|Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color|
Victor A. Gangelin
|Best Costume Design, Color|
Fred Hynes (Todd-AO SSD)
Gordon Sawyer (Samuel Goldwyn SSD)
|Best Film Editing|
|Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture|
|Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium|