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    Which Star Was Born Better? Barbara? Judy? Or Gaga?

    May 21, 2019 6:14:39 AM / by Whispering Pines Lodge Team

    A Star is Born

    The recent release of A Star Is Born with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper wasn't just a re-make, it was a re-re-re-make with previous versions starring Janet Gaynor and Fredric March (1937), Judy Garland and James Mason (1954), and Barbara Streisand and Kris Kristopherson (1976). And just like the latest version was recognized with multiple Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Best Actress in a Leading Role, did you know that both the 1954 and 1937 versions were also nominated for the same awards?

    All of this begs the question, which version of A Star Is Born shines the brightest?

    But this isn't the only question of "which was the best version" to ponder. Here are several others:

    • 2018 also had another Oscar nominated re-make. Saoirse Ronan and Margo Robbie played dueling sister queens in Mary Queen of Scots. But did you know that Vanessa Redgrave and Glenda Jackson played the same two characters in the 1971 movie of the same name with Vanessa Redgrave getting a Best Actress nomination?
    • Fay Wray's name is nearly synonymous with King Kong due to the original 1933 movie. But did Naomi Watts live up to her performance in the 2005 re-make?


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    • And then there are reboots (which are a little different than remakes). We had William Shatner who defined the role of Captain Kirk in the TV Series and then in the 1977 movie Star Trek: The Motion Picture. And then in 2009 we got the reboot with Chris Pine playing Kirk in Star Trek.

    The list here goes on and on. But there is really only one way to answer any of these questions: watch each of the movies and compare them.

    Which is why at Whispering Pines Lodge, we have every one of the movies listed above along with many more. You can explore all of the movies we have on our DVD Listing Page.


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