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Old 06-09-2018, 05:58 PM
 
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I did notice it and I will be watching. I loved the one with Streisand too.
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Old 06-09-2018, 06:08 PM
 
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She can dress however she wants of course. I would never suggest otherwise. But there's nothing wrong with pointing out that her "out there" creative expression is overshadowing her true talent and beauty.
yupper, they were out there for certain.
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Old 06-09-2018, 08:34 PM
 
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A friend posted about it on social media, and I wondered why this movie needs to be made a 4th time, and how on earth anyone can compare to Judy Garland or Barbra Streisand in this role, but I watched the trailer, and it doesn't look half bad. Lady Gaga's music has never really been my cup of tea, but I have to give her credit for being a wonderful musician, songwriter and business person from a relatively young age. That lady has some real talent.
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Old 06-10-2018, 10:03 AM
 
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A friend posted about it on social media, and I wondered why this movie needs to be made a 4th time, and how on earth anyone can compare to Judy Garland or Barbra Streisand in this role, but I watched the trailer, and it doesn't look half bad. Lady Gaga's music has never really been my cup of tea, but I have to give her credit for being a wonderful musician, songwriter and business person from a relatively young age. That lady has some real talent.
yes, she is a very powerful singer, and I never know that he could sing as well....big surprise for me.
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Old 06-12-2018, 01:19 PM
 
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The original version of the 1937 classic "A Star is Born" is now public domain. By that, I mean the original theatrical release. Any digital restoration on a VHS or DVD/BD release gets its own copyright.
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Old 06-12-2018, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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A friend posted about it on social media, and I wondered why this movie needs to be made a 4th time, and how on earth anyone can compare to Judy Garland or Barbra Streisand in this role, but I watched the trailer, and it doesn't look half bad. Lady Gaga's music has never really been my cup of tea, but I have to give her credit for being a wonderful musician, songwriter and business person from a relatively young age. That lady has some real talent.
The reason that remakes work for this story is because they totally reinvented it every time they remade it. I've loved every version of it, because it always involved real talent. I don't think I'll be disappointed this time, either, judging from what I've seen so far.
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Old 06-13-2018, 04:38 AM
 
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The reason that remakes work for this story is because they totally reinvented it every time they remade it. I've loved every version of it, because it always involved real talent. I don't think I'll be disappointed this time, either, judging from what I've seen so far.
I agree with this ^^^ and try not to equate one with the other, even if a movie is made from a book, I do the same, look at it as it's very own entity, and that way, no expectations are violated.
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Old 06-16-2018, 06:11 AM
 
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The reason that remakes work for this story is because they totally reinvented it every time they remade it. I've loved every version of it, because it always involved real talent. I don't think I'll be disappointed this time, either, judging from what I've seen so far.
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I agree with this ^^^ and try not to equate one with the other, even if a movie is made from a book, I do the same, look at it as it's very own entity, and that way, no expectations are violated.
Good observations. It does seem to be a story that can be interpreted and reinvented multiple times, and I agree with you Iconographer, that having a female lead who is talented and well known in her own right is a necessary component for success.
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Old 06-16-2018, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Good observations. It does seem to be a story that can be interpreted and reinvented multiple times, and I agree with you Iconographer, that having a female lead who is talented and well known in her own right is a necessary component for success.
Absolutely. A half-talent could never make it work. You need a "Double-Threat" in the role.
While I loved the original version (Janet Gaynor and the fabulous Fredric March), the franchise really didn't take off until they brought music into it. Judy (who was famously robbed of an Oscar for this role) and Barbra were extraordinary, but that is not to take away from James Mason and Kris Kristofferson who both carried off the tricky challenge of creating a character that, while at times was despicable, brought a needed degree of pathos to their role.
I like that Gaga (apparently) is bringing out a needed sense of insecurity and vulnerability to her character; Barbra never really did. It underscores the the poignance of their relationship and the subsequent tragedy.
And frankly, I'd sit for two hours just to watch Bradley Cooper read the phone book.
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Old 06-16-2018, 08:21 AM
 
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And frankly, I'd sit for two hours just to watch Bradley Cooper read the phone book.

I'd make it four hours if he read it in French!



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2U9TlvTh0GI
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