Thursday, March 19, 2009

I Heart West Side Story



"Vanity Fair and photographer Mark Seliger re-created scenes from the 1961 film version of the West Side Story to celebrate the first Broadway revival in more than four decades of the Tony Award-winning musical.  Some celebs featured in the fun photo shoot are Camilla Belle, Jay Hernandez, Robert Pattinson, Brittany Snow, Ashley Tisdale, Minka Kelly, Ben Barnes, Jennifer Lopez."  (got this from an internet article)

When I saw the movie "West Side Story" as a young teenager, I was literally blown away.  The story, the music, the visual impact, and Natalie Wood (sigh). I watched my rented VHS copy (ouch...I just dated myself) of it over and over one weekend, and got lost in a semi-melancholic introspective zone (otherwise know as my happy place).  

Came across this picture and LOVE it.  I think it really captures the feel of the movie, and I love seeing some up and coming stars that I'll admit I like (namely Minka Kelly, R-Pats and Jay Hernandez) looking 1950's smooooth.  It's just fun and it has inspired me to rent WSS---hopefully on DVD this time---and get lost for a little while. 

2 comments:

keitha said...

I think I've committed a terrible crime. I have not seen West Side Story...(and countless other movie/theatrical classics)

Tales from the Crib said...

Oh me, too! I LOVE West Side Story. I'll have to check out that Vanity Fair issue!