A STAR IS BORN. . . . 2018 film

One of my friends reminded me that I had not  blogged a film review recently. She said she enjoyed  the filter through my eyes of the fall release of grown-up films  She was right so here go  my thoughts of a story told  four times in film history  starting in 1937 and continuing in 1954, 1976 and 2018. A Star is Born. . . . .

Many big themes  fill the screen for 135 minutes with love being the all encompassing,  love and music,love and  ambition, love and honesty, love and vulnerability.

With birth comes pain and the film doesn’t shy away from that . . . the pain that comes with life and self- destruction and addiction.

The music is theater filling.  Bradley Cooper spent 18 months learning to play the guitar and reaching the proper tone in his voice.  He is very convincing and there is Lady Gaga. . . .  . her voice , her music, her acting. . . A Star Is Born. . . . .

I remember the Streisand/Kristofferson  film from 1976 and  will watch it again with new eyes.

Cooper is also  the director and a fine job he did.  Very interesting that in the credits Lady Gaga was given star billing over Bradley Cooper and it is her first film.

It is now 24 hours since I saw the 2018  moving remake and the music and different details are fresh in my mind.  I feel vulnerable from experiencing the vulnerability of this film. Enough said. .  . . .

About annetbell

I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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