A Star Is Born

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A Star Is Born (1976)

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Storyline

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 is a 1976 American musical drama film telling the story of a young woman, played by Barbra Streisand, an easy listening folkie type ingenue who enters the music business, and meets and falls in love with an established male rock'n'roll star, played by Kris Kristofferson, only to find her career ascending while his goes into decline. It is a remake of two earlier versions – the 1937 version was a drama starring Janet Gaynor and Fredric March, and the 1954 version was a musical starring Judy Garland and James Mason. It will be remade for a fourth time in 2018 starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.

 

Cast

 

A Star Is Born
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Frank Pierson
Produced by Jon Peters
Barbra Streisand
Screenplay by Frank Pierson
William A. Wellman
Robert Carson
John Gregory Dunne
Joan Didion
Based on A Star is Born 
by William A. Wellman 
Robert Carson
Dorothy Parker
Alan Campbell
Starring Barbra Streisand
Kris Kristofferson
Gary Busey
Music by Roger Kellaway (score)
Kenny Ascher (songs)
Rupert Holmes (songs)
Kenny Loggins (songs)
Leon Russell (songs)
Paul Williams (songs)
Barbra Streisand (songs)
Cinematography Robert Surtees
Edited by Peter Zinner
Production
company
First Artists
Distributed by Warner Bros.
 

 

Running time
140 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Video Aspect Wide Screen
   

Details

Country:

 USA

Language:

 English

Release Date:

 17 December 1976 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

 $80,000,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

 $88,870,102

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

 139 min

Sound Mix:

 Dolby

Color:

 Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

 1.85 : 1

 

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