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A Star Is Born (2018)

"All you gotta do is trust me."

It took a number of years for this latest remake of A Star Is Born to come to fruition, but it seems like everything worked out the way it was supposed to. Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga really connected with people and the film was incredibly well received, both critically and by audiences. Will there be other iterations of this story down the road?

If we’ve learned anything from doing this series, Warner Bros. loves this story – and loves that each version makes them more money – so give it a couple of decades and we’ll likely see it come around again. But for now, join us – Pete Wright and Andy Nelson – as we wrap up our “A Star Is Born” series with Cooper’s 2018 version of A Star Is Born.

We talk about the elements that have been consistent through these films that really work well here – the meet cute, Jackson’s success and fall, Ally’s place before her discovery, the rise, the award ceremony, the people in their lives, etc. We look at what Cooper and Gaga are doing throughout the film and why it works so well. We chat about Sam Elliott and why he was such inspiration for Cooper with his character. We talk about the process of performing the music live and why that was important. And we look at the connection Jon Peters has to it and why he gets a credit.

It’s a great conversation about a great film that wraps up a very interesting series, so check it out then tune in. The Next Reel – when the movie ends, our conversation begins.

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