Maybe I’m just still a bit bitter about missing a final question a few months ago about A Star is Born:
Category – Movie Remakes
Janet Gaynor, Judy Garland, and Barbra Streisand have all played the same title role in movies released in 1937, 1954, and 1976, respectively. Name the performer who will be playing that same role in a 2018 movie.
This was from a July 21, 2018 game at Oscar’s, and I missed it. But I questioned why they would remake a movie for the FOURTH TIME… I thought to myself, “I’m not going to see this until I’ve seen the three other preceding movies.” I’ve since softened that stance to: “I’ll see this one when I’ve seen at least ONE of the past versions.”
Movie poster for the 1954 remake of A Star is Born.
If I had to choose, I’d have to go with the Judy Garland version (I think watching a whole movie with Babs would probably wind up…annoying me). Though I do kind of like Judy Garland! I think she should’ve just focused on being a singer, and not a film star. The “Hollywood Machine” chewed her up…and spit her out (rant over).
Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in A Star is Born
I’ve seen the trailer in theaters. I’ve read multiple plot synopses. I even tried to listen to Lady Gaga singing La Vie En Rose in the drag club (a scene fans have apparently went… Gaga about). I couldn’t get past the first few seconds. I’ve read the comments from my Facebook friends raving about the film. And the Oscars powers that be have gifted this movie with EIGHT Oscar nominations (and grossed $210.3 million at the U.S. box office):
- Best Original Song, Shallow
- Best Sound Mixing
- Best Picture
- Best Leading Actor, Bradley Cooper
- Best Leading Actress, Lady Gaga
- Best Supporting Actor, Sam Elliott
- Best Adapted Screenplay
- Best Cinematography
Don’t get me wrong. I may not be “into” Lady Gaga, but I recognize that she’s a talented singer (apparently a talented piano player, too). She’s quite a dynamic performer, and always knows how to draw the eyes to her flamboyant costumes, hairdos, etc. And she named herself for the Queen song Radio Gaga. I think gay guys really, really dig her like they used to dig Judy Garland? I’m not pretending I have my finger on the pulse of pop culture or anything, these are just some impressions I have.
Ever wonder what 500 yards of taffeta in one place looks like? Wonder no more! How does one go to the bathroom in a dress like this? Did people have to hold it up for her while she peed? Did she wear an adult diaper? Sometimes my brain works too hard (LOL)!
Sorry, Lady Gaga, I’m just not that into you. Bradley Cooper’s filthy, longish, dirty hair MIGHT be a bit interesting to me – but not enough to get me to watch him [SPOILERS AHEAD] self destruct and eventually kill himself in the movie. And pee himself, frequently black out from drunkenness, make cute fun of Ally’s (Lady Gaga’s) large nose. All of that after making Ally (Lady Gaga) a star – at his own expense. I don’t like the idea of him making fun of her nose (noses are kind of a “sensitive” issue with me…my husband is always teasing me about mine, though in a different way).
Bradley Cooper might not be that hard on the eyes, but nope…that’s not enough to make me sit through this movie!
In closing? I predict at least a couple of Oscar wins for this movie (maybe at least one acting Oscar, and one Oscar for best song). I may not be interested in the movie at all, but…who the Hell am I? 🙂