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West Side Story

West Side Story
This list was started on 19th March 2010 by ekedolphin
There are 13 learnings for this movie
This list was last updated on 16th October 2012

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It's true that Anita was in deep mourning and anger and may not have had all the facts, but her argument to Maria that "a boy who kills cannot love, a boy who kills has no heart" is ironic given that Bernardo killed Riff first.
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    Posted, 19th March 2010
    by ekedolphin
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    Riff was pulling off some *fantastic* moves at the dance!
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      Posted, 28th June 2010
      by ekedolphin
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      Cool it Jet!
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        Posted, 8th August 2010
        by jacobdfl
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        I like how, when Bernardo asks Lt. Shrank to translate his rant into Spanish, even the Jets laugh at that.
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          Posted, 19th March 2010
          by ekedolphin
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          When you're a Jet, you stay a Jet.
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            Posted, 19th March 2010
            by ekedolphin
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            True love is colorblind.
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              Posted, 19th March 2010
              by ekedolphin
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              For a couple of street gangs, the Jets and Sharks sure have a lot of formalized rituals and rules. War councils and such.
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                Posted, 19th March 2010
                by ekedolphin
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                What the hell's a zip gun?
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                • 5th August 2012 by zippy
                  a zip gun is a makeshift guy - its basically a bullet nudged into a piece of conduit, with a rubber-band tied on the back end - like a slingshot, and a rock in the sling. The bad guy pulls back on the slingshot with the rock in it, points the zip gun at someone and lets fly the rock. The rock hits the bottom of the cartridge and sets it off, firing the bullet.
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                Posted, 19th March 2010
                by ekedolphin
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                It's ironic that, without Tony's interference, neither Riff nor Bernardo *might* have been killed in the first place. Neither pulled a knife until Riff interfered on Tony's behalf, and Riff ran out of Tony's arms right into Bernardo's knife.
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                  Posted, 19th March 2010
                  by ekedolphin
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                  If the Jets had let Anita deliver her original message, instead of giving her justification for modifying it after they tried to rape her, Tony and Maria might have been together and Tony wouldn't have been shot by Chino. Indeed, Maria was quite right when she said "you ALL killed him."
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                    Posted, 19th March 2010
                    by ekedolphin
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                    The Jets have been in operation for years prior to West Side Story, clearly, and in all that time no one's been killed. Must be the least violent street gang in history.
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                      Posted, 19th March 2010
                      by ekedolphin
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                      Doc is amazing throughout the film, but especially at the end when he slaps Tony: "Is THIS the only way to get through to you?! Do what all you kids do, BUST like a hot water pipe?!"
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                        Posted, 22nd March 2010
                        by ekedolphin
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                        Society will never forget how pretty Maria feels.
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                          Posted, 16th October 2012
                          by Keely
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