A star is born vs A star ★ is KILLED
A star is born (1937)
Esther Blodgett is just another starry-eyed farm kid trying to break into the movies. Waitressing at a Hollywood party, she catches the eye of alcoholic star Norman Maine, is given a test, and is caught up in the Hollywood glamor machine (ruthlessly satirized). She and her idol Norman marry; but his career abruptly dwindles to nothing
A Star Is Born (1954)
Norman Maine, a movie star whose career is on the wane, meets showgirl Esther Blodgett when he drunkenly stumbles into her act one night. A friendship develops, then blossoms into romance before tensions increase as Esther’s career takes off while Norman’s continues to plummet.
A Star Is Born (1976)
Talented rock star John Norman Howard has seen his career begin to decline. Too many years of concerts and managers and life on the road have made him cynical and the monotony has taken its toll. Then he meets the innocent, pure and very talented singer Esther Hoffman. As one of his songs in the movie says “I’m gonna take you girl, I’m gonna show you how.” And he does. He shows Esther the way to stardom while forsaking his own career. As they fall in love, her success only makes his decline even more apparent.
A Star Is Born was co-produced by Streisand and her then-partner Jon Peters for Barwood Films and Warner Brothers with Peters as the main producer and Streisand as executive producer. Among the actors considered for the male lead were Neil Diamond and Marlon Brando. Both Streisand and Peters wanted Elvis Presley for the role: they met with Elvis and discussed the film, and he was interested in taking on the part, thinking it would revive his stagnant career. Elvis’ manager, Colonel Tom Parker, insisted that Elvis have top billing and asked for a substantial sum of money for the role, even though he hadn’t been in a film since 1969 and people were unaware of what kind of box office draw he would be, which essentially ended Elvis’s involvement with the project. Parker also did not want to have Elvis portrayed as having a show business career that was in decline http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Star_Is_Born_%281976_film%29
The following are some “what if” scenarios based on actual events…
In 1975 Barbara Streisand approached Elvis about playing the male lead in the third remake of “A Star Is Born“. While this might have been a golden chance for Elvis to redeem himself as an actor (after his horrid ’60s movies), Colonel Parker pretty much killed the idea and we can only wonder “what if?”
Himesh Reshammiya Stars in ‘A Star Is Killed’
As if working on an international album wasn’t enough, Himesh Reshammiya is also set to star in the upcoming international movie, A Star Is Killed.
The thriller follows a man who tries to solve the mysterious murder of a superstar. Himesh plays the role Sidharth Patel. Could it be inspired by the death of superstar Michael Jackson that some say was murder?
The movie directed by French movie maker Christophe Lenoir does not yet have a release date but the trailer sure makes us curious for more!
When DH! sat down with Himesh to talk about his international album @ the Edge, that is set to release in the spring, he told us:
“Music doesn’t have a language and my album connects universally. I want to take my music to the next level so it’s important not to restrict it to Asia or India.”
We guess he feels the same way about movies! What do you think of the trailer for A Star Is Killed? Does it look like a hit or a miss?
Can you see a clock?
A Star Is Born (2013)