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A Star is Born | 5th October, 2018 | Warner Bros | Bradley Cooper directing, Lady Gaga cast as lead.

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Wikipedia has lady Gaga as her real name Stefani Germanotta. So is she not going by Lady Gaga in the film's credits? 

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Just now, Maxmoser3 said:

Wikipedia has lady Gaga as her real name Stefani Germanotta. So is she not going by Lady Gaga in the film's credits? 

She is not. She will be credited by her real name.

 

WB must really like what they're seeing to move it up to a prime summer spot.

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The early footage must be promising for WB to push it up four months

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On ‎5‎/‎1‎/‎2017 at 2:17 PM, The Futurist said:

She s a fantastic singer/performer but an average composer.

And an unknown quanity as an actress.

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2 minutes ago, dudalb said:

And an unknown quanity as an actress.

She acted in American Horror Story, I think she'll probably be fine in this. 

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On ‎5‎/‎2‎/‎2017 at 6:24 AM, TalismanRing said:

 

Country music?  I gather for Cooper not her.

 

If so it looks like they're remaking the Kristofferson/ Streisand version (aka the far distant third in A Star Is Born movies).  Will they burst into Evergreen?

Though I like the 1954 Judy Garland verson a lot, the 1937 original from David O Selznick remains my favorite. BTW the 37 version was one of the first films to be produced in Technicolor.

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3 minutes ago, dudalb said:

And an unknown quanity as an actress.

Didn't she win a golden globe or something?

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1 minute ago, dudalb said:

Though I like the 1954 Judy Garland verson a lot, the 1937 original from David O Selznick remains my favorite. BTW the 37 version was one of the first films to be produced in Technicolor.

Both are great films. 

 

Evergreen - not so much

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Hmmm.

I am going to follow this closely just to see how it does in the "Pop-stars-as-movie-leading-ladies" sweepstakes. 

 

 

Will it be another Crossroads :sick: or another Lady Sings the Blues :bravo: (in terms of the lead pop star's performance)?

 

 

 

Will it be another Burlesque :rofl: or another The Bodyguard  :bravo: (in terms of box office)? 

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Just now, Jonwo said:

She acted in American Horror Story, I think she'll probably be fine in this. 

She was fun in Horror Story, but she did camp it up quite a bit in that role. She cannot do that here...this is a serious dramatic role,and it remains to be seen if she can pull it off. I suspect that Cooper is spending a lot of  his time as director "Mentoring" and coaching Gaga, and the success of the film might well depend on  well he can do this.

Lets' put it this way, Horror Story as far as acting goes is double A baseball, but now Lady Gaga is in the Major Leagues.

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2 minutes ago, TalismanRing said:

Both are great films. 

 

Evergreen - not so much

Yeah, the Streisand version was a huge letdown. Problem was it became a star vehical for Streisand, and the tragedy of the Norman Maine character got lost in the shuffle.

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As my avatar indicates I'm kind of obsessed with the 1954 version and it's by far the best film I've seen for the first time this year so I'm biased against any new remakes to a perhaps irrational degree

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AHS: Hotel was to Gaga what Evita was to Madonna (IMO): a hugely expensive long-form music video in which the star pretty much played to her [posing, prancing, and pouting] strengths. 

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Just now, Cochofles said:

AHS: Hotel was to Gaga what Evita was to Madonna (IMO): a hugely expensive long-form music video in which the star pretty much played to her [posing, prancing, and pouting] strengths. 

:bravo:

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Bill Condon is going to direct a stage musical of A Star is Born for Warner Bros although that's going to based on the 1954 version. 

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5 minutes ago, Jonwo said:

Bill Condon is going to direct a stage musical of A Star is Born for Warner Bros although that's going to based on the 1954 version. 

An actual musical?

As in people bursting into [new] songs and stuff?

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1 minute ago, Cochofles said:

An actual musical?

As in people bursting into [new] songs and stuff?

The 1954 film is a musical so I assume they'll be using the songs from that. They'll probably do a 42nd Street or An American in Paris and add a couple of songs from the catalogue of Gershwin and Arlen. 

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Garland doesn't really "burst into" songs in the 1954 film, her every number is a performance in context. They can add new ones though of course.

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