To me, “A Star is Born” means a drunked-up rocker played by Kris Kristofferson doing the right/wrong/right/wrong dance with a wild-eyed optimist of a young singer played by Barbra Streisand.
To a generation that came ahead of me, Judy Garland was the young singer.
In the original, it was … well, you can trace the lineage back in today’s installment of my weekly Movie News blog for the Syrause New Times by clicking the link below.
The thrust of the report is that a new version taking off again, and this time star Bradley Cooper is fueling the ignition by considering making his debut as director.
Also at that click is a list of folks who still command salaries around the $20 million mark.
Which brings us to my Movie Day question block.
Do you think any movie story is worthy of a fourth remake, and why or why not? Who would you like to see as the leads if “A Star Is Born” is made again, and why? Do you think the big six are driving movie ticket prices so high that nobody goes to the theater anymore?