“A Star Is Born” may have been an incredible movie, featuring amazing actors and artists, but not everyone was impressed with the producers of the show not coming up with an entirely different story line and cast-like features. Singer, Barbra Streisand, who initially praised the movie, recently opened up on what she truly thought about the way the movie’s second remake was presented.
Spoiler Alert! If you’re a fan, you might want to brace yourself because nothing the singer said about the movie from this point forward was pretty.
The 2018 remake of the 70s movie was eye-catching and exciting, especially for fans who had never watched the first and second version. Nevertheless, for people like Streisand, who was featured in the first remake of movie back in the 70s, she noted that everything the producers included in the 2018 version was similar to her version, which took away its originality.
Streisand starred in the 70s version of “A Star Is Born” alongside Kris Kristofferson. But the 2018 version starred actor, Bradley Cooper and singer, Lady Gaga.
With every inch of her (Streisand,) she’s letting the world know that she was not impressed with selected parts of the remake, even if she initially praised it.
Keep reading below for more details.
Barbra Streisand Slams ‘A Star Is Born’ 2018
Speaking recently about what she truly thought about the movie that premiered on October 12, 2018, Streisand disclosed that she got firsthand information that the main cast would be Beyoncé and Will Smith. However, as things played out in the end, it was still great to watch Cooper and Gaga in the movie.
Furthermore, she noted that she was expecting something entirely different including ‘different kinds of music, integrated actors, and so on.’ But, Streisand went on say that she was completely shocked when the movie premiered and it had similar elements from the 1976 version that she was featured in.
Streisand wants the world to know that she is in no way attacking the actors who spent day and night rehearsing their lines so that they could bring the beautiful story to life. However, she’s putting it out there that the 2018 remake lacked originality, and for those that watched the 76’ version, it felt like they had to relive the same thing over again.
Why She Did Not Speak Up Before
In her recent argument, Streisand explained that she went along with the movie and the pull it had on the media because she could not speak about it at that time. She explained this by saying that it was difficult to really say anything because the movie was breaking many records.
In essence, the movie was so popular that talking about it may have been seen as trolling or trying to pull down its success. The “What Kind Of Fool” singer said; “… It was a big success, so I can’t argue with success, but I don’t care so much about success as I do originality.”
The original movie was produced back in 1954 and it starred the now late iconic actors, James Mason and Judy Garland. Garland was found dead in her rented apartment on June 22, 1969, 12 days after she celebrated her 47th birthday. Further investigations revealed that the actress had taken about 1.5 grain of a barbiturates capsule known ad Seconal, which resulted in an overdose.
Mason on the other hand, first recovered from a heart attack in 1959, however, 25 years later, he had another heart attack which led to his death in Lausanne, Switzerland.
While Streisand may not agree with what the producers and directors of the movie did, as she believes elements of originality was lost in the film. Nevertheless, this movie is regarded as one of the most popular movies of 2018, and a must-watch for every viewer who appreciates musicals.
The iconic movie bagged eight award nominations, including winning Beat Original Song at the Golden Globes. The song titled “Shallow,” also won two Grammy Awards.
Other accolades include; Critics Choice Movie Awards for Best Actress, Grande Prémio do Cinema Brasileiro for Best Foreign Language Film, BAFTA Award for Best Original Score, Satellite Award for Best Cinematography, Satellite Award for Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical, and MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Performance in a Movie.
Fans were grateful to see Gaga and Cooper give an intimate and sensual performance at the Oscars when they dueted their hit song “Shallow.” However, they were still confused about a particular storyline in the movie.
House Beautiful reported that arguments were raised on social media platforms as fans wanted Warner Bros to explain where Ally lived with her father as shown in the film. Twitter users came up with the notion that it could have been either New York or Los Angeles. But there were still confusions online because the movie scenes was shot in different locations.
We have a first draft of the screenplay and it says Ally's dad lives "somewhere deep in the San Fernando Valley." This version of the script, also has Ally (whose name also started out spelled "Alli") living alone in East LA.
— Writers Guild Foundation (@WritersGuildF) October 8, 2018
Finally, Writers Guild Foundation explained that the first draft of the script put Ally’s location in Sam Fernando Valley.