|With Stars In Their Eyes|
Bradley Cooper & Lady Gaga
While the initial trailer online for this opus was, to me a neutral affair, the reviews from the Venice Film Festival have been anything but.
Everyone is going gonzo for Gaga & Bradley Cooper in what is the 4th take on a timeless theme and film.
Here are some quotes from those in the know who have seen it at the Fest -
Owen Gleiberman, Variety:
"A Star Is Born is that thing we always yearn for but so rarely get to see: a transcendent Hollywood movie."Stephanie Zacharek, Time:
Peter Bradshaw, the Guardian:"Cooper’s version proves there’s always a way to freshen up old material."
With the film opening October 5th, Warner Brothers suits obviously knew it was going to get good reviews. Thus they showed it out of competition the Venice Film Festival to create buzz."He appears opposite a sensationally good Lady Gaga, whose ability to be part ordinary person, part extraterrestrial celebrity empress functions at the highest level at all times… Cooper is arguably prettier than Lady Gaga, but she is the one who commands your attention: that sharp, quizzical, leonine, mesmeric face—an uningratiating face, very different from the wide-eyed openness of Streisand or Garland."
You'd better work!
A Star Is Born on IMDB: