A Star is Born – Again

08 Oct

And Hollywood’s Gone Ga Ga.…

How good could Flynn have been as Norman Maine? Great. Better than all the rest, I believe.
(As long as they didn’t make him sing!)

Flynn’s Film? Errol’s Oscar?


Ga Ga Land (2018)

Not So Funny Girl (1976)

Judy Judy Judy (1954)

Hooray for Hollywood? (1937)

The First Star is Born? (1932)

Who do you think is best in the leading roles?

Constance Bennett, Janet Gaynor, Judy Garland, Barbara Streisand, or Lady Ga Ga?

Lowell Sherman, Fredric March, Janes Mason, Kris Kristofferson, Bradley Cooper?

Do you agree with this ranking?…

— Tim


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  1. Bob Schaffer

    October 8, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    My choices are Garland and Mason. Errol would have been excellent in the role of course. Mason was so good as Rommel in The Desert Fox I’m sure that was a factor. The irony is that none of male actors in the leading roles were close to being “washed-up”… typical of hollywood then and now.

  2. Paula

    October 8, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    I totally agree that WHAT PRICE HOLLYWOOD was one of the inspirations. The first A STAR IS BORN was an amalgamation of the stories of the Barbara Stanwyck/Frank Fay, Colleen Moore/John McCormick, and Virginia Bruce/John Gilbert marriages as well. I think there is also a healthy dose of John Barrymore in the Norman Maine character.

    Also, I really like the new version. Please see it before you judge :)

    • Gentleman Tim

      October 27, 2018 at 5:17 am

      Thank you, Paula. I was very reluctant to go, but in light of your recommendation, I did go last night and enjoyed it very much. I thought much of it was extraordinary, most particularly the acting, singing, and on-screen chemistry between Ally and Jack.



  3. shangheinz

    October 24, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    The new “A star” A+. The Lady is a champ actress and Bradley Cooper is a surprisingly good singer.…

    • Gentleman Tim

      October 27, 2018 at 5:50 am

      Cooper was Super Duper, gagaheinz.


      Any Ally Ga Ga, too. Just what La La Land was lookin’ for!