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HMWYBS: How “A Star Is Born” Changed My Life

It’s strange to think how much one movie can affect your life. A Star Is Born could easily be considered the mascot film of this blog. I’ve raved (and occasionally ranted) about A Star Is Born in all its versions. … Continue reading

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Oscars Outdoors: A Star Is Born Revisited

Oscars Outdoors is a fantastic summer movie series put on by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.  (Full disclosure: The Academy does not pay me, but I show up anyway.)  Each Friday and Saturday night this summer the … Continue reading

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A Star Is Forced Upon The Audience For Two Painful Hours (1976)

I think it says a lot for my commitment to this project that I actually sat through all of the terrible 1976 “A Star Is Born” starring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.  I almost gave up the project right here. … Continue reading

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A Greater Star Is Born (1954)

The 1954 version of “A Star Is Born” (starring Judy Garland and James Mason) is undoubtedly the best.  Made when the studio system was teetering towards disaster,  the film perfectly captures the contradiction of Hollywood in the ‘50s: filled to … Continue reading

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The First Star Is Born (1937)

The original “A Star Is Born” (1937 starring Janet Gaynor and Frederic March) is a Depression-era fable about the joys and sorrows of Hollywood.  Though the first of its name, the story is actually lifted from an earlier Depression-era fable … Continue reading

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