It was the year when Natalie Wood became Puerto Rican, Mickey Rooney became Japanese, Charlton Heston took on the Moors and Sophia Loren barely survived World War II. On this episode of “The Online Movie Show”, the clock is set back to 1961 to celebrate that year’s amazing line-up of films. Our guest is filmmaker and writer David Cornelius.
The 1961 version of “West Side Story” is considered by many to be among the greatest movie musicals of all time. On this episode of “The Online Movie Show,” we discuss the making of this classic (and dispel some longstanding rumors on its casting) with Richard Barrios, author of “West Side Story: The Jets, the Sharks, and the Making of a Classic.”