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A Star Is Born movie

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by CaseyVancouver, Oct 10, 2018.


  1. CaseyVancouver

    CaseyVancouver

    Nov 4, 2012
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    Anniversary with the wife yesterday. We got married 1984 in Waikiki, went to see Freddie Hubbard play jazz at Trappers, went out to Hyes for steaks. Good times.

    Fast forward to 2018 we went out for lunch, blew some dough at the casino, then went to see 'A Star is Born'.

    Well done movie, theatre sound system decent, music is good, story is classic. Sad ending. Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga.

    This is the 4th version of the movie, the first going back to 1937.

     
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  2. Oddly

    Oddly Unofficial TalkBass Cartographer! Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    Going to see this tonight with the good wife...who's rather fond of Mister Cooper.
    I can't complain, as I'm rather fond of Miss Gaga.:D
    We watched the Streisand/Kristofferson version on Netflix yesterday...which was better than I remember.
    I'm pretty sure I must've seen at least one of the earlier ones, but I can't remember which.
     
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  3. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    Minneapolis
    My sister had the soundtrack to that, which she played on the stereo of her Ford Mustang II on EIGHT TRACK TAPE back in the day. I thought Kristofferson came off better than Streisand, but both were pretty good.
     
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  4. Oddly

    Oddly Unofficial TalkBass Cartographer! Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    In fairness, I don't think Kris had to act much...:D
     
  5. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    Minneapolis
    True, but I was talking about his "rock star" music performances. I think he was pretty darn good! I'm not saying Babs was awful, or anything, but she was an unlikely rocker.
     
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  6. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    I saw it. It was a very well made movie. The story and performances aside, as far as movie making goes? It was excellent. Good character development and pacing. It felt like real people. I'm looking forward to other movies he directs.
     
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  7. murphy

    murphy

    May 5, 2004
    Toronto, Canada
    Fantastic movie....although...my god ...so sad....Lady Gaga was amazing....Great singing
     
  8. JKos

    JKos

    Oct 26, 2010
    Torrance, CA
    Just saw it for the first time last night. Second time for my wife and she said it was every bit as good the second time.

    What brand of bass is it when she does her first singing on stage with Jack? The headstock is in frame almost the entire time. It looked like they may have blurred the logo even a bit more than it was already slightly out of focus.

    It is a Fender-like headstock with a ciculcir logo near the end.

    I thought the movie was very well done.

    - John
     
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  9. Oddly

    Oddly Unofficial TalkBass Cartographer! Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    Slightly belated review...
    Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper were both excellent, and overall I really enjoyed it a lot.
    I do think, having very recently re-watched the Streisand/Kristofferson version, that that told the story a bit better.

    Also, is there a deeper voice anywhere in the known universe than Sam Elliott's?
     
  10. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    Barry White? Harold Reid? Richard Sturban? But Sam Elliott is cool for sure. I don't ever think I've seen him play a role where he wasn't likable.
     
  11. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

    james-earl-jones-terence-mann-Field-of-Dreams.
     
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  12. fingerguy

    fingerguy

    Aug 2, 2016
    CT
    That movie was amazing and the soundtrack too. I bought it on the same day I saw the movie.
     
  13. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    I saw it again a few days ago. It’s such a good movie. The pacing was so good. When she’s on the side of the stage and he calls her on, the timing was perfect. She stood there unsure and hesitant for the perfect amount of time. Any shorter and it would’ve been like she wasn’t all that nervous and any longer and it would’ve been boring. Little things like that were great. And the way they showed his alcoholism was great. They didn’t go overboard but they made it painfully obvious he was a mess without long drawn out sad closeups of blood shot eyes or other cliche things like that. I got misty eyed all over again even knowing exactly what was gonna happen.
     
  14. Glad to hear the positive and objective reviews. I'll put this one on my list. I was a little concerned that the popularity of this movie might be based on the popularity of these two performers (who I could take or leave, quite frankly). If they're putting in legitimately good performances to a well-crafted screen play, I'm in.
     
  15. fingerguy

    fingerguy

    Aug 2, 2016
    CT
    I'm not a Lady Gaga fan but I been converted (sort of) after this movie. Still not into the whole pop thing but that girl can sing!

    I been playing that soundtrack (entire thing) on average 3x's a day since I saw the movie last Saturday.

    Also it inspired me to start playing guitar again. Don't get me wrong still will be playing bass but will also be playing my guitar along side it too.
     
  16. fingerguy

    fingerguy

    Aug 2, 2016
    CT
    You people are so Shallow...get it?
     

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