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A Star Is Born In New York, New York (1977)

If “A Star Is Born” is a love letter to Hollywood’s myth about Hollywood, then “New York New York” (1977 starring Liza Minnelli and Robert De Niro) is a love letter to Hollywood’s myth about New York.  Director Martin Scorsese … 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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