One of the original ‘Star Is Born’ actor, Barbra Streisand, gives her approval to the remake starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga.
Barbra Streisand’s “A Star Is Born” is reborn online with scenes she would be cut off from the 1976 film.
Long known as a perfectionist, Streisand tinkered with the film to restore an exchange between the star-crossed lovers played by her and Kris Kristofferson and an instrumental take on the Oscar-winning tune “Evergreen.”
The romantic drama, is Netflix, along with other Streisand projects, is not the only “Star” on the horizon: A new version with Lady Gaga, and Bradley Cooper will be in theaters this fall.
Streisand is giving an early thumbs-up to the fourth version of the romance between a young, emerging performer and a blur one, Cooper focused.
“What I saw was very good,” Streisand said. “It is, but it feels reminiscent to mine, but they added a number of new things that I liked, also. … I’m sure it will work.”
Cooper and Gaga channel Streisand and Kris Kristofferson original characters from the 1976 film.
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She compared “A Star Is Born” to other classic stories that remain compelling.
“The story works. It worked in 1937. It worked in 1954, it worked in 1976 and it’s going to work in 2018. … It is Romeo and Juliet everyone knows the end, but they want to see how we get there.”
The original 1930s film starred Janet Gaynor and Fredric March, Judy Garland and James Mason in the ’50s remake.
Streisand is the revised version of “Stars” will be available on Netflix, as part of a deal that includes the 1960s, her TV specials “My Name Is Barbra,” “Color Me Barbra” and “Barbra Streisand: A Happening in Central Park,” among other projects. Release dates were not announced.
The singer, director and Oscar-winning actress took the opportunity with “A Star Is Born” to the right, a fault of omission for the film which was directed by Frank Pierson, but she had the last operation.
“It is a scene that never should have been cut out in the first place, and I cut it out, so I have only myself to blame. I was busy with the move of the picture,” Streisand told The Associated Press.
In the restored order, Streisand’s aspiring-actress-singer Esther takes the guitar in hand to play “Evergreen” for Kristofferson’s character. Streisand wrote the music, with lyrics by Paul Williams.
Here, producer Jon Peters, from left, Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson will appear on a preview of the film, “A Star is Born”, in New York.
Streisand said she realized the time and that helped relieve the couple and their relationship. She also added pictures for the film’s finale which features a medley of “With One More Look At You” and “Watch Closely Now.”
The film and a number of her songs are part of a concert, movie, “Barbra: The Music. The Mem’ries. The Magic!” that is on Netflix and is submitted for consideration for this year’s Emmy nominations, coming in July.
Streisand, who has made no secret of her reluctance to perform on the stage, only interrupted briefly when he was asked why they decided to 2016-17 concert tour.
“My motivation was that I wanted a painting of Modigliani, and so I worked for. I don’t enjoy the live performance. I love recording, I love making movies, but I don’t like being on the stage.”
Does she buy the Italian artist in his work?
“I did,” Streisand said, happy.