A Star Is Born

A Star Is Born

  • Director: George Cukor
  • Writer: Moss Hart,Dorothy Parker,Alan Campbell
  • Countries of origin: United States
  • Language: English
  • Release date: October 16, 1954
  • Aspect ratio: 2.55 : 1
  • Also known as: Zvijezda je rodjena
  • "A Star Is Born" is a romantic musical directed by George Cukor and starring Judy Garland and James Mason .
    The film tells the story of actress Esther Blodgett, who rose to fame with the help of big star Norman Maine, and the two became lovers. The story of Esther's growing career prestige, but a depressing story for a declining Norman   . The film was released in the United States on September 29, 1954.

    Details

    • Release date October 16, 1954
    • Filming locations Church of the Good Shepherd - 505 North Bedford Drive, Beverly Hills, California, USA
    • Production companies Transcona Enterprises

    Box office

    Budget

    $5,019,770 (estimated)

    Gross US & Canada

    $4,335,968

    Gross worldwide

    $4,348,890

    Movie reviews

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    • By Maddison 2022-03-21 09:03:25

      I just wanted to take another look at you

      Watched it twice. I feel a little bored when I see it in the middle. The interspersed musicals, as well as the lines of the whole film, make people feel very typical Hollywood haha.

      Personally, I feel that the whole film is relatively flat. But I have a question, that pianist Danny (it seems to be called this), isn't he a pair with Esther? Why did they say goodbye as soon as the male protagonist appeared, and the emotional line changed a bit quickly. Does...

    • By Kristy 2022-02-02 08:08:15

      A Star Is Born Restoration Saga

      If you had the opportunity to watch the 1954 Warner Bros. movie "A Star is Born," maybe you would be confused about 40 minutes into the film, when the normal picture was gone, replaced by a few Zhang Fanhuang's photo, but the problem is that the voice is still right. I saw that some netizens commented on a certain website that this is an early Hollywood experiment, but it is not the case. So, what is all this about? From 181 to 154 "A Star Is Born" originated in the early 1930s when producer...

    • By Junius 2022-02-02 08:08:15

      I just want to see you again

      At that time, Hollywood movies didn't show up, they didn't come out, they only told stories in a down-to-earth way. Every line, every scene is exquisite. Theatrical turns are all stuck on point. Emotional pushes follow professional skills without showing off.

      The valuable thing about this movie is that it is a Hollywood introspection. It admits that the unspoken rules of this flashy place, although not all, have entered the circle. It examines itself, exposes cruelty, and understands...

    • By Patsy 2022-02-02 08:08:15

      Dilemma

      "Funny Girl" steals a lot from this. Compared with the 37th edition, the longer duration makes the characters fuller, but it is inevitably lengthy, and the number of songs is not much relative to this volume, but there are still a few "unnecessary" (even this is also learned by "Funny Girl". past). Seeing the second version, I am more and more confused about the position of the heroine in the last line of her own identity. Is it a vassal or the eternity of love? The setting of men and women...

    • By Jonatan 2022-02-02 08:08:15

      love love love

      When he met her, his career was already going downhill. He fell asleep with a bottle of wine every night, and from time to time he came to disturb the crew. The boss lost trust in him, and his colleagues were unhappy with him. But he met her and her singing, so running her became his career. Under his advice and careful planning, she was appreciated by the boss and became an instant hit. They also fell in love and got married naturally. At this point in the story, everything is beautiful and...

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    • By Nina 2022-09-04 01:23:15

      This is Mrs. Norman Maine...

    • By Coralie 2022-04-24 07:01:25

      What saddens me the most is not the This is Mrs. Norman Maine that Garland said in tears at the end, but the grief he showed in the background when he saw the love arrow drawn by the male lead with lipstick. The male lead's performance exceeded expectations, and Judy Garland is...

    • By Elouise 2022-04-24 07:01:25

      176-minute color version, the middle 27 minutes was cut in 1954, most of it was recovered in 1983, and the 5-minute missing pictures were supplemented with stills. Classics are quite classics. The plots in musicals are more serious and in-depth, and the light processing is very...

    • By Emiliano 2022-04-24 07:01:25

      This is...Mrs. Norman...

    • By Casimer 2022-04-24 07:01:25

      Judy Garland's acting is better than singing, and the story that saves the movie is more magical than the movie itself. Happy BD to myself....

    Movie plot

    Esther Blodgett ( Judy Garland ) is a Hollywood up-and-coming actress who makes her mark at a charity fundraiser for declining star Norman Maine ( James Mason ) . Soon fell in love with this older and more sophisticated man. And Norman was also deeply attracted by her naivety and liveliness. Norman created a few gigs for Esther that made her famous, and the two became lovers. Esther's growing career renown, thanks to his extraordinary...
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    Evaluation action

    "A Star Is Born", from the screenwriting, music, to singing and performance, every link is perfect   . (Time Net Review) This romantic film is not so much a simple tear-jerking story, it is better to say that it shows a real life tragedy, because there is a kind of sad taste throughout the whole film, especially some delicate ones. Immediately leaves a strong impression. For example, they initially exchanged heartfelt conversations in...
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    Movie quotes

    • Oliver Niles: You know Libby you missed a lot not knowing Norman Maine.

      Matt Libby: Not knowing him? I spent my life knowing him. I knew what he was going to do before he did it. I knew him backwards.

      Oliver Niles: You didn't know him at all. He was quite a guy.

    • Vicki Lester: [Norman has finished looking through her scrapbook] You know as much about me as I do myself. But... you see how long it's taken me to get this far. Now, all I need is just a little luck.

      Norman Maine: What kind of luck?

      Vicki Lester: Oh, the kind of luck that every girl singer with a band dreams of - one night a big talent scout from a big record company might come in and he'll let me make a record.

      Norman Maine: Yes, and then?

      Vicki Lester: Well, the record will become number one on the Hit Parade, it'll be played on the jukeboxes all over the country... and I'll be made

      [laughs self-deprecatingly at the implausibility]

      Vicki Lester: End of dream.

      Norman Maine: There's only one thing wrong with that.

      Vicki Lester: I know - it won't happen!

      Norman Maine: No, it might happen pretty easily - but the dream isn't big enough.

    • Vicki Lester: [Norman has returned to find her in a nightclub. She walks over to him with a small laugh] Hello, Mr. Maine. You turn up in the strangest places.

      Norman Maine: Don't I now?

      Vicki Lester: [stops laughing, suddenly shocked] And you're cold sober.

      Norman Maine: Well, you'd better make the most of it!