In the years before the repressive Hays Code put the kibosh on mature subject matter, George Cukor was free to direct a sordid tale of liquor and unbridled self-destruction, and set it in the world of film instead of music. Though the film casts Tinseltown in a rather unflattering light, it was a success among the showbiz set and garnered an Oscar nomination for Best Original Story, all without being bolstered by a positive critical reception.
A Star Is Born Janet Gaynor and Fredric March brought this tragedy of squandered potential and volatile self-loathing into the era of glorious Technicolor with the first take under the famed name, this time pairing off as an ingenue and fading actor rather than director. This time around, Variety was more unilaterally positive.
Kael smiled more kindly on the next go at the story, in which an effervescent Judy Garland breaks into the music business with the help of a broken-down James Mason. But as a singer, she can handle anything from torch songs and blues to ballads. In more ways than one, the picture is hers. Cukor have really and truly gone to town in giving this hackneyed Hollywood story an abundance of fullness and form.
Even in her first rags-to-riches movie, even in Funny Girl , we knew and she knew that she was Barbra Streisand.
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She stated: "You come away feeling something for these people, flawed individuals who are trying to hold their cracked pieces of self together—or to mend the cracks of those they love," also describing Gaga's performance as a "knockout. In his review for the Los Angeles Times , Justin Chang called the film "remarkable," and praised Cooper for his fresh take on the well-worn formula of film, as well his direction, the performances, writing, and the cinematography.
He found the film's screenplay and the original songs "seamless" and "terrific," and also called the film a major Oscar contender of the year and one of the year's best films. While praising the direction, acting, and writing, Michael Phillips in the Chicago Tribune argues that A Star is Born ' s formula has always been very seductive to audiences, even when it has been written poorly, and Cooper's few missteps include being a bit of a scene hog.
She at least wanted a scene where Gaga's character processed her behavior of letting the addict boyfriend get away with it. Phillips argued that it is in part the skillful musicianship which gets audiences to blow past such flaws. The film has won a number of awards and nominations. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Main article: A Star Is Born soundtrack. The performances of Bradley Cooper , Lady Gaga , and Sam Elliott seen during the film's screening at the Toronto International Film Festival , as well as Cooper's direction, garnered critical acclaim. Film portal.
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A Star Is Born is a American musical romantic drama film produced and directed by Bradley Cooper and written by Eric Roth, Cooper and Will Fetters. Seasoned musician Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) discovers-and falls in love with-struggling artist Ally (Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to.
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