Wednesday, March 7, 2012

OLDIE GOLDIES: A Star Is Born (1954)

Earlier on Oldie Goldies I was introduced to 1937 version of "A Star Is Born". This week, I highlight the more famous 1954 remake starring Judy Garland. Director George Cukor gives his unique spin on this great story, adding a musical touch and a true celebrity lead in Judy Garland. As expected, the film received a fair number of Oscar nods (Actor, Actress, Art Direction, Costume Design, Original Song and Score), but missed out on Best Picture.

Classic Quote
"Hello, everybody. This is Mrs. Norman Maine."

Classic Scene
"Love isn't enough"

Classic Characters
Esther Blodgett (Judy Garland)

Norman Maine (James Mason)

The Man That Got Away by Judy Garland on Grooveshark
Classic Song
"The Man That Got Away"

Did you know?
A Star Is Born had cost over $5,000,000, making it one of the most expensive films ever made in Hollywood.

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