Star Is Born, A (1976) (Sous-titres franais)
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Star Is Born, A (1976) (DVD)
This film actually began with the idea of remaking A Star Is Born with the then-hot couple James Taylor and Carly Simon. Eventually, it evolved into this vanity production for Barbra Streisand, with Kris Kristofferson as the designated stud muffin. The story remains the same: A superstar on the decline meets a young singer on the way up. They marry as their career trajectories intersect, and his eventual demise is meant as a sacrifice to further boost her career by ridding her of the burden of him. Kristofferson's rock & roll numbers are decidedly lousy--Hollywood's idea of rock music--and Streisand looks good and always sounds fine (she won an Oscar for cowriting the song "Evergreen"). But you can feel her heavy hand guiding every shot; she seems to serve as puppet master for director Frank Pierson, framing every image of herself for maximum glow. The ultimate date flick (if the guy can sit still through it). --Marshall Fine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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FILM FACT: The film won the Academy Award® for Best Original Song for "Evergreen" with the award shared by its songwriters, Barbra Streisand and Paul Williams, and was also nominated in the categories of Best Cinematography for Robert Surtees, Best Sound for Robert Knudson, Dan Wallin, Robert Glass and Tom Overton and Original Music Score for Roger Kellaway. It won five Golden Globe® Awards for Best Motion Picture for Musical or Comedy, Best Actress for Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for Barbra Streisand, Best Actor for Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for Kris Kristofferson, Best Original Score for Paul Williams and Kenny Ascher and Best Original Song for Barbra Streisand and Paul Williams for "Evergreen."
Cast: Barbra Streisand, Kris Kristofferson, Gary Busey, Paul Mazursky, Joanne Linville, Oliver Clark, Venetta Fields, Clydie King, Sally Kirkland, Marta Heflin, Rita Coolidge, Tony Orlando, M. G.Read more ›
This isn't even cheese- it's cheez whiz.
Yes, a remake. This was based on a story done in two other versions, however the story line varies in each (Star is Born with Frederic March and Janet Gaynor; the other featuring Judy Garland and James Mason. But, how great that in a wonderful, but CRAZY time of the 70's that someone should remake this story in the view of the music industry (which was changing in all direction), instead of the movie industy as it had been in the past. Kris Kristofferson portraits Norman Main as character close to his own career and life. Barbra Streisand is fantastic with her wonderfully amazing voice that moves an suprises you in so many ways in her portrail of Ester. Both do a wonderful job. Barbra's waredrobe from her closet is fantastic. Only, if I had her closet.
I remember the first time I saw the movie; that New Years Eve so many years ago. Still enjoying it to this day. A wonderful time the 70's.
There is a perfectly adequate version of this movie, made in the Fifties, starring Judy Garland and James Mason. Needless to say that Kris Kristofferson and Barb are not Judy and James. This project could only have been the brainchild of a colossal egomaniac, who, it seems, hoped to top her idol. And I must disagree with the general consensus that Kris K. should be let off the hook, here. This is a horrible performance, worse than Streisand's.Read more ›
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Kristofferson looks like the 70s rock star. Streisand is not as good. Still glad to have this film in my collection.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
J'adore Barbra Steisand et les chansons dans A star is born sont des classiquesPublished 12 months ago by Paule Carette
I have received all movies EXCEPT Major Payne, which I am still waiting for, thank you very much. I hope it comes soon as it was ordered on the same day as A star is born.Published 14 months ago by O J Jimmo
Enjoyed the movie. Saw it when it first came out years and years ago and enjoyed it again with this DVDPublished 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is the best movie ever made. So glad it is on dvd now. The musical score is so good. Watch it over and over and over again.Published on Aug. 5 2013 by bcjoslin
One of my wife's favorite movies the book was very nice, happy wife happy life. Would recommend to a friend.Published on July 22 2013 by Robert Renneboog