Remaking West Side Story

Are we running out of ideas for new films?

  • Lucy Barry-Shaw Nottingham Trent University


When West Side Story was released on film in 1961 critics raved about its musical genius, and even now it is deemed to be culturally significant by the United States Library of Congress.  So why now, 60 years since its initial release, has it been chosen to be remade?

How to Cite
BARRY-SHAW, Lucy. Remaking West Side Story. Literary Cultures, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 2, apr. 2021. ISSN 2516-3310. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 03 feb. 2023.