West Side Story, by Steven Spielberg: the big gang did not happen

CRITICAL – Almost sixty years after Robert Wise’s film, Steven Spielberg offers a new version. Without changing anything and less well. All that for this?

So Steven Spielberg is a man of his word. We can’t blame him for that. He had sworn to himself that one day he would turn his West Side Story . Mission accomplished. Did he lose a bet? Didn’t he have friends to dissuade him? The question that comes to mind is: why? At the end of the session, we are hardly further along. There is a lot more laundry drying on the windows. Other than that, it’s basically the same thing, only less well.

The Jets and the Sharks still hate each other. In this neighborhood promised to be renovated, the Whites and Puerto Ricans are struggling to conserve their territory. They did not understand that the promoters would make short work of it, regardless of their origin. A whistle echoes in the dark. Fingers snap on a basketball court. Spielberg puts on Robert Wise’s (red) slippers. His fidelity pushes him not to change the period, at the end of the 1950s. It would perhaps have been necessary to update the plot, even though it was a little outdated. These quarrels

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