Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Three Stars Are Born

I saw the Lady Gaga/Bradley Cooper remake and thoroughly enjoyed it. While she was very good, for me, he was the revelation. We are given a backstory for Jackson Maine that John Norman Howard and Norman Maine didn't get. The movie makes more sense. And now it's more about abuse and addiction, not the toxicity of fame. I'll never be famous, but I have known families who have suffered the impact of addiction and mental health issues.

But surprising as she is, Gaga isn't Judy. Only Judy is Judy. So here is my long-awaited ranking of the three musical versions of this story.

Winner, and Still Chanpion

Engaging and touching

I've never liked it, and you can't make me


  1. I can't wait to see this movie!

  2. I really want to see this, too. I like Bradley Cooper a lot so I expected this version to rate higher for me than the Kristopherson/Streisand version. I've never seen the original, but suspect I'd like it better, too.