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A Star is Born (1976) Blu-ray Review



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#21 of 26 OFFLINE   Trentrunner

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Posted February 09 2013 - 06:38 AM

...but i wonder what first choice Elvis would have done with the role.

Or her other choice, Bruce Springsteen. Srsly.

#22 of 26 OFFLINE   Ken Volok

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Posted February 09 2013 - 06:17 PM

I confess, I didn't know there was actually a silent film entitled "The Artist", now I feel i can't give the recent one anymore brainspace until I see the original.

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Posted February 10 2013 - 05:39 AM

I dont think I knew about Bruce. That might hve been an inspired choice.
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#24 of 26 OFFLINE   Ken Volok

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Posted February 10 2013 - 12:34 PM

I think Springsteen was too much of a rebel to consider it, at least at the time.

#25 of 26 OFFLINE   Colin Jacobson

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Posted February 10 2013 - 02:07 PM

Originally Posted by Ken Volok 

I think Springsteen was too much of a rebel to consider it, at least at the time.


Bruce would've been awfully young for the part, IMO.  The character needs to border on has-been, and Bruce would've been 26 at the time - he's seven years younger than Streisand, so I don't know how they could have pulled off the "mentor/protege" side of the film.


Where did the notion that Bruce was under consideration come from, anyway?  Was it in the commentary?  I listened to that when the DVD came out and didn't mention Bruce in my review - I can't imagine I wouldn't have noted that in my review if Babs had said it.


Just curious where it was indicated that Bruce was up for the role...


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#26 of 26 OFFLINE   Ken Volok

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Posted February 13 2013 - 06:35 PM

Imagine if she I mean they had cast Bowie.





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