A star is born storyline
A Star Is Born by Alexander EdwardsJust saw the 2018 Gaga edition of this film. The movie is fine. I thought really rather well done. But thats neither here nor there.
Let me suggest this thought. The ending is strictly identical with that of Thelma & Louise. Perhaps we might consider condemning films whose final solution is suicide. Perhaps we should demand our imaginative literature and entertainment offer us some other way out from under patriarchy than offing ourselves.
A Star Is Born - Jackson Maine Suicide Scene
A Star Is Born
A Star Is Born is a American musical romantic drama film about a young singer Barbra Streisand who meets and falls in love with an established rock and roll star Kris Kristofferson , only to find her career ascending while his goes into decline. The film is a remake of the original drama starring Janet Gaynor and Fredric March , which had also been adapted in as a musical starring Judy Garland and James Mason. The story was again adapted in starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. He is drunk, sings a couple of songs, and walks off stage. John's entourage, including his manager Brian, takes him to a bar where Esther Hoffman is singing. One of John's fans find him there and starts a fight. Esther grabs John and helps him escape out a back door.
Afterward, Jackson essentially stalks Ally into submission. He flies her out on a private jet to come to one of his shows, where he convinces her to take the stage and sing " Shallow " with him. It's the beginning of a beautiful but tortured love affair. Self-medicating to escape a traumatic childhood and to cope with career-threatening tinnitus leads Jackson to full-blown addiction. As Ally's success eclipses his own, the couple suffers a lot of ups and downs leading up to an impromptu wedding. As Ally becomes a pop star, her manager, Rez, leads her away from her husband's rock influence.