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A Star Is Born - 2 Disc Special Edition [DVD] [1954]
A Star Is Born - 2 Disc Special Edition [DVD] [1954]
Dvd ~ Judy Garland
Offered by A2Z Entertains
Price: £3.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A triumphant return for Judy, 27 Jan 2003
A triumphant return to the screen after a 4 year absence, her last being MGM'S 'Summer Stock' in 1950. Judy was always capable of making a mediocre script look good, but here she has full support starting with the wonderful screenplay by Moss Hart, expert directin by George Cukor and James Mason, perfect as her co-star helping Judy (Esther Blodgett) realise her obvious talent.
This film is probably the best example of Judy Garland's versatality as a performer and highlights her ability as a great dramatic actress. Her performance earned her a well deserved oscar nomination and added to an already impressive film career as she was still only 32.
The film has numerous high points, many of which were cut after its' inititial premiere but have since been found and rightfully restored including 2 musical numbers 'here's what I'm here for' and 'lose that long face'. The songs by Harold Arlen and Ira Gershwin become instant Judy standards.
A star!


A Star Is Born - 2 Disc Special Edition [DVD] [1954]
A Star Is Born - 2 Disc Special Edition [DVD] [1954]
Dvd ~ Judy Garland
Offered by A2Z Entertains
Price: £3.99

20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A triumphant return for Judy, 27 Jan 2003
A triumphant return to the screen after a 4 year absence, her last being MGM'S 'Summer Stock' in 1950. Judy was always capable of making a mediocre script look good, but here she has full support starting with the wonderful screenplay by Moss Hart, expert directin by George Cukor and James Mason, perfect as her co-star helping Judy (Esther Blodgett) realise her obvious talent.
This film is probably the best example of Judy Garland's versatality as a performer and highlights her ability as a great dramatic actress. Her performance earned her a well deserved oscar nomination and added to an already impressive film career as she was still only 32.
The film has numerous high points, many of which were cut after its' inititial premiere but have since been found and rightfully restored including 2 musical numbers 'here's what I'm here for' and 'lose that long face'. The songs by Harold Arlen and Ira Gershwin become instant Judy standards.


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