A Star Is Born (Bradley Cooper, 2018)

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Luke M
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A Star Is Born (Bradley Cooper, 2018)

#1 Post by Luke M » Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:53 pm


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#2 Post by Lost Highway » Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:16 pm

It can’t be worse than the last version (actually looks a lot better already)

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#3 Post by domino harvey » Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:25 pm

Every last second of music in that trailer is awful, so please God don't let this be nominated for Best Picture because I do not want to have to sit thru two hours of that

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#4 Post by Luke M » Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:19 pm

You will have to watch Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga sing at the Oscars. Sorry I don’t make the rules.

I actually like this trailer a lot despite not caring for the music.

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#5 Post by domino harvey » Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:28 pm

I have a firm "Mute all performances unless they're by Sufjan Stevens or Amy Adams" rule for the Oscars

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#6 Post by hearthesilence » Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:31 pm

It wouldn't be the Oscars without a bombastic performance, although soulless bombast (see trailer) is less grating than histrionic bombast (see the nominee from The Greatest Showman).

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#7 Post by Werewolf by Night » Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:49 pm

The great thing about all the various versions of this story is that they are each very much of their time. This one will be no exception.

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#8 Post by Fiery Angel » Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:52 pm

Werewolf by Night wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:49 pm
The great thing about all the various versions of this story is that they are each very much of their time. This one will be no exception.
which may be why each version is worse than the previous one

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#9 Post by thirtyframesasecond » Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:53 pm

Casting Gaga might've been a good idea 4-5 years ago but her career has been on the skids for a while. If you wanted to cast someone who can sing, act and is relatively popular, at least ask Selena Gomez or someone.

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Re: A Star Is Born (Bradley Cooper, 2018)

#10 Post by swo17 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:54 pm

Werewolf by Night wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:49 pm
The great thing about all the various versions of this story is that they are each very much of their time. This one will be no exception.
My biggest question is why didn't we make one of these in the '90s

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#11 Post by Werewolf by Night » Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:55 pm


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#12 Post by hearthesilence » Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:11 pm

There's certainly been musically driven films (if not full out musicals) in the past few decades that revolve around the same idea.

Anyway, a hip-hop version seems like a natural idea - not only for hip-hop's place in the current culture (i.e. both the center of popular music and the most cutting edge work being done) but also how many times has a major rap artist been helped and introduced to the world through an older one? Dr. Dre and Jay-Z alone have found quite a few groundbreaking discoveries (Eminem, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, etc.).

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#13 Post by Werewolf by Night » Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:15 pm

Oh, to have had a version of this that ends with Eminem, tears streaming down his face, saying into a HOT 97 radio mike, "Hello, everybody. This is Mrs. Dr. Dre..."

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#14 Post by knives » Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:16 pm

thirtyframesasecond wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:53 pm
Casting Gaga might've been a good idea 4-5 years ago but her career has been on the skids for a while. If you wanted to cast someone who can sing, act and is relatively popular, at least ask Selena Gomez or someone.
Not like that has mattered before.

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Re: A Star Is Born (Bradley Cooper, 2018)

#15 Post by thirtyframesasecond » Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:28 pm

hearthesilence wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:11 pm
There's certainly been musically driven films (if not full out musicals) in the past few decades that revolve around the same idea.

Anyway, a hip-hop version seems like a natural idea - not only for hip-hop's place in the current culture (i.e. both the center of popular music and the most cutting edge work being done) but also how many times has a major rap artist been helped and introduced to the world through an older one? Dr. Dre and Jay-Z alone have found quite a few groundbreaking discoveries (Eminem, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, etc.).
We could've had Ja Rule introducing Ashanti, and her career on the rise (at least for one song) whilst his went downhill. Or something.

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#16 Post by domino harvey » Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:46 pm

This was originally going to be directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Beyoncé. Not sure if this is better or worse

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#17 Post by knives » Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:50 pm

Pretty sure objectively worse if just because I suspect Eastwood has a better taste in country.

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#18 Post by hearthesilence » Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:51 pm

I like Eastwood as a filmmaker. Lemonade is a masterpiece. At the very least, the results would've been interesting.

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#19 Post by Werewolf by Night » Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:01 pm

thirtyframesasecond wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:53 pm
Casting Gaga might've been a good idea 4-5 years ago but her career has been on the skids for a while. If you wanted to cast someone who can sing, act and is relatively popular, at least ask Selena Gomez or someone.
You're not wrong in terms of her album sales, but she's only recently gained any credibility as an actor with her appearance in American Horror Story: Hotel.

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#20 Post by domino harvey » Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:03 pm

Also Begin Again was pretty much an unofficial A Star is Born remake. Let's hope this isn't as clueless as that one was about how music is made, though

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#21 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:03 pm

hearthesilence wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:51 pm
I like Eastwood as a filmmaker. Lemonade is a masterpiece. At the very least, the results would've been interesting.
I think we have the chair to thank for that not happening.

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#22 Post by senseabove » Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:06 pm

thirtyframesasecond wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:53 pm
Casting Gaga might've been a good idea 4-5 years ago but her career has been on the skids for a while. If you wanted to cast someone who can sing, act and is relatively popular, at least ask Selena Gomez or someone.
"Casting Garland might've been a good idea 4-5 years ago but her career has been on the skids for a while. If you wanted to cast someone who can sing, act and is relatively popular, at least ask Doris Day or someone."

(Not that I'm actually making a Gaga/Garland comparison—just thought it was an amusing parallel.)

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#23 Post by Luke M » Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:22 pm

I like the casting because you don’t see her as Lady Gaga and instead see her as an amateur version of Marisa Tomei.

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#24 Post by Mr Sausage » Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:39 pm

thirtyframesasecond wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:53 pm
Casting Gaga might've been a good idea 4-5 years ago but her career has been on the skids for a while. If you wanted to cast someone who can sing, act and is relatively popular, at least ask Selena Gomez or someone.
Selena Gomez isn't even able to sing her own songs well...

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#25 Post by Gregory » Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:44 pm

Pretty hard to imagine Gomez convincingly playing a spotlight-shy songwriter who has lines like: "Almost every single person has told me they like the way I sound but not the way I look."

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