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Old April 26th 05, 16:19   #16
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Re: EpDis: A Distant Star

Probably because when they are both (Riff & Tony) on screen, Riff is the much stronger presense .... the one that tends to hold your attention. Same thing, most of the time, when Tony is on screen with Maria (Natalie Wood). Even Doc completely steals the scene from Tony in the scene when Doc tells Tony that Maria is dead.

WSS is a great movie, but the casting of Tony always seemed to me to be a little bit weak. It seemed to be crying out for someone like James Dean .... if he was still alive .... and could sing and dance.

Well, maybe the singing part isn't necessary. Natalie Wood didn't sing Maria's songs (or at least it isn't her voice that made into the final soundtrack of the movie). :P
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