Steven Spielberg explained this Tuesday that he personally took the decision to include dialogues in Spanish without subtitling in the new "West Side Story" for "Respect" to the reality of the Latino community in the United States.
"I do not subtitle the dialogues in Spanish for a matter of respect and by recognizing a context in which the two languages are spoken," he explained the filmmaker at a press conference held on Tuesday after the "Premiere" of the film held in New York .
The new cinematographic adaptation of "West Side Story" premieres next week in the United States and, although its script takes place in English, it contains some dialogues in Spanish that do not appear on the screen, to the surprise of the public that has been able to see the Tape in advance.
"I want to congratulate English and Spanish speakers in the living room and that during the projection he heard the laughter of groups that understand certain things in Spanish," Spielberg justified.
The scriptwriter of the new film, Tony Kushner, added that when he prepared to write the text he understood that "there were certain topics and feelings that a Spanish speaker would express in Spanish and not in English."
Something in accordance with the actress Rita Moreno, one of the few Latino actresses that was part of the distribution of the 1961 tape and that, after winning an Óscar by his anita interpretation, returns to the new version with a created role Specifically for it. "She is much more political," said Moreno on the adaptation of Spielberg.
The 1961 film was made with a total of ten oscars, including the best film, just behind the historic 11 figurines obtained by "Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King", "Titanic" and "Ben-Hur ".
Thus, expectation in Hollywood by returning one of Broadway's great musicals to the big screen is uppercase.
Its trailer was presented during the broadcast of the last Óscar, and, in tenor of its impeccable technical invoice, it is apparent from already one of the candidates to take into account for the Academy Awards in 2022.
This time, unlike the first feature film, in the cast there are many actors of Latin or Puerto Rican descent who interpret Hispanic characters, especially members of the Puerto Rican band "Sharks".
Rachel Zegler takes the role of Mary, Ariana Debose makes Anita, David Alvarez embodies Bernardo and Josh Andrés Rivera gives life to Chinese.
Ansel Elgort, Corey Stoll, Mike Faist, Iris Menas and Brian d'Arcy James are also part of the cast.
The premiere of the tape arrives days after the death of Stephen Sondheim, author of the lyrics of "West Side Story".
Spielberg recalled that he and Sondheim coincided in 2015 during the delivery of the medal of freedom in the White House.
"Just the words came out," Spielberg said about the moment he transmitted his intention to direct the documentary.Date Of Update: 08 December 2021, 10:19