Wednesday, March 3, 2010

West Side Story

Last night I got a call from my mom, stating that one our favorite movies was on, "West Side Story". I love this movie, even though Natalie Wood is not really doing the vocals. I think that it is the ultimate love story. My mom  and I even went to go see it on the big screen a couple of summers ago, it was just as wonderful on the big screen as on my TV. I know all of the songs, word for word (but can not remember to pick up bread from the store). I think that it so timeless. I was so exited when recently Le Target' (Target), had the DVD on sale for $5.00. I can now watch it over and over without waiting for it to come on cable.  As I watched it, I found myself couch dancing and singing all of the songs. There are several songs from the movie that I really enjoy. Below are just a few of them....



I had though at one time of having this song somewhere in my wedding, but I didn't. I think it is just beautiful.


There are two versions of this song in the movie. The first version just has Toni and Maria singing, but this has the whole cast singing parts of the movie.


This is the best performance of Rita Moreno. When I first saw this as a kid I said, " Hey that is the lady from The Electric Company" (I am really dating myself). She won a Tony for this movie.

I am glad my mom called...it made for a fun relaxing evening. Are there any movies that you like or have seen hundreds of times and watch like it is the first time? Happy Hump Day!!!

4 comments:

dawn said...

It's funny you mention Electric Company. My fiance has a six year old and we were just watching old school EC this past weekend...a very young looking Morgan Freeman was on there too.

Dana said...

I used to love The Electric Company. Yea..Morgan Freeman surely looks different than what he looks like now. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope you visit again.

Kristin said...

That is one of my VERY favorite musicals!

Dana said...

Isn't it just great.