“A Star Is Born” Remake w/ Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper To Lead

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  1. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    SPOILER ALERT!!! :mad:

  2. Purple Jim

    Purple Jim Forum Resident

    Little Britain
  3. Scott222C

    Scott222C Loner, Rebel & Family Man

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  4. Scooterpiety

    Scooterpiety Current operator of the Freedonia peanut stand

    How long until a gender flipped remake of "The Jazz Singer"?
  5. mBen989

    mBen989 Forum Resident

    Scranton, PA
    So based on that trailer, it's the Streisand Star is Born but instead of rock 'n' roll, it's country.
  6. MYKE

    MYKE Columbia 6 Eye Mono - 1958

    I'm looking forward to this.
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  7. saturdayboy

    saturdayboy Forum Resident

    Kind of agree, but can’t a great story be retold?
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  8. lightbulb

    lightbulb Not the Brightest of the Bunch

    Smogville CA USA
    Yes, a great story can be retold, but sometimes in the haste to remake a classic movie, or to recount a great story, the studios conjure a witches cauldron of too much CGI special effects, rely on typical star power, employ clunky dialogue, shoehorn in implausible plot devices, exercise tedious pacing, squeeze in awkward editing, etc.

    All generalities, but there are so many factors that can sink a great story.

    Sometimes I think the Movie Studios overconfidently bank in the fact that since their movie is based upon:
    Comic Books
    Theatrical Plays

    ... that’s enough to guarantee a hit.
    It’s not.
  9. MekkaGodzilla

    MekkaGodzilla Forum Resident

    Westerville, Ohio
    Personally, I'd rather see a black actor tackle the role in white face.
  10. saturdayboy

    saturdayboy Forum Resident

    totally agree, but back to this movie - i think it's about retelling a great story, at least that's the vibe i've gotten watching bradley cooper talk about.
    plus, robert deniro has seen it and thinks it's great. i am really looking forward to it.
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  11. the pope ondine

    the pope ondine Forum Resident

    sorry gaga/ there can be only one

  12. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles

    Sorry, @the pope ondine, but Judy Garland wins this contest!
  13. the pope ondine

    the pope ondine Forum Resident


    the queen bees disagree zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzap!
  14. Zuma

    Zuma "Just An Hippie Dream"

    Bradley Cooper's backing band in this film is Lukas Nelson and Promise Of The Real. Bradley asked them after he had saw them play with Neil Young at Desert Trip. Also, Neil Young's former road manager Eric Johnson plays one of Bradley's managers. Who knows, maybe even Elliot Roberts is in the film, like Almost Famous!
  15. BluesOvertookMe

    BluesOvertookMe Forum Resident

    Seabrook, TX, USA
    Lukas co-wrote some of the songs in the film as well.
  16. PretzelLogic

    PretzelLogic Machine wrapped in butter.

    London, England

    Bradley Cooper as Kris
    Gaga as Babs.

    Regular as clockwork. Can they regain this tale for the ages from the dusty old LP sleeves of every parent's record collection? And will the soundtrack be any better?
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  17. hutlock

    hutlock Forum Resident

    Cleveland, OH, USA
  18. JDeanB

    JDeanB Forum Resident

    Charlotte, NC USA
    Why not? Been done multiple times...
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  19. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialist™

    Greater Vancouver
  20. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    As much as I love Gaga, I can't claim to be excited about the movie.

    I'll hope for the best, though.

    And in terms of this being a beaten horse, at least they went 42 years between versions of the story! From 1st to 2nd was only 17 years, and then 22 years between 2nd and 3rd...
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  21. Andy Mitri

    Andy Mitri Forum Resident

    Up North
    No Whoppie, no sale.
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  22. Bobby Morrow

    Bobby Morrow Forum Resident

    The only version I’ve seen was the Streisand one. I didn’t think much of it. Surprised Gaga got to headline a (supposedly) big movie like this, though she has the voice for it. Haven’t seen Bradley Cooper in much lately either, but he’s a decent enough actor.
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  23. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    Is calling Whoopi Goldberg "Whoppie" some kinda weird SHF meme these days? :confused:
  24. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    Why does Gaga's presence surprise you? She's a major star.

    Also, if what I found in the Internet is accurate, the 2018 "Star" only cost $30 million - pretty low-budget by modern standards...
  25. Bobby Morrow

    Bobby Morrow Forum Resident

    I don’t think of her as a major star, I guess. She seems like someone who peaked years ago.

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