Saturday, December 30, 2023

A Star Is Born (1976)

Saturday night, December 30, Sharon and I watched the 1976 version of A Star Is Born. Sharon is in the middle of reading Barbara Streisand's biography My Name is Barbara. She has been playing Streisand's music and wanted to see the movie.

A Star Is Born is a 1976 musical romantic drama film directed by Frank Pierson. The film is a remake of the 1937 original. It was adapted in 1954 as a musical starring Judy Garland and James Mason and then again in 2018 with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.

It stars Barbra Streisand as an unknown singer and Kris Kristofferson as an established rock and roll star who fall in love. Her career ascends while his goes into decline.

Sharon liked the film more than the 2018 version. While I liked the 2018 version, I hated the ending. This ending made more sense to me. I don't have much exposure to Streisand. I was amazed by her voice and her acting. I suspect we will watch more of Streisand's movies.

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