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A Star is Born

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8th December 19
5:00pm — 5:00pm

The second of four adaptations of the classic musical melodrama, recently updated to acclaim by Bradley Cooper in 2018, George Cukor’s (The Women, My Fair Lady, A Philadelphia Story) epic 1954 version of A Star is Born features an Oscar nominated Judy Garland and James Mason as the lovers on opposing ends of fame, and is widely considered one of the greatest musicals of all time.
Meeting inebriated former matinee idol Norman Maine (Mason) on stage, talented aspiring singer Esther (an effervescent Garland) saves him from a potentially embarrassing incident. Grateful, he asks her out to dinner and, impressed by her talent, aims to help her succeed. Losing touch and facing obstacles, it’s a while before he is able to do so, but when he does her career flourishes – leading her (renamed ‘Vicki Lester’) to international glory while his star, conversely, remains on the wane.
Generating an entire world within its generous running time, Cukor’s version boasts superb songs by Harold Arlen and Ge...

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