The Classic James Mason and Judy Garland version of "A Star Is Born will never be topped. And I don't believe that they tried to in 1976. A Star is Born in 1976 was an incredibly popular movie, and although it was shunned ,and skewered by the critics, it played in theatres for 6 months. So in the 21st Century you have to have the wisdom of watching this movie through a 1970's lens. I ENJOY watching a rather young Barbra Streisand rocking out on the Finale-Watch Closely Now.