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  1. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film A Star is Born

    Una historia que tiene un giro que muda de protagonista. Wellman retrata a una mujer escalando al estrellato, y cuando ya nos estamos acostumbrando a ella aparece su reemplazo. "Ha nacido una estrella" es sobre la decadencia de una, un tema constante en el cine de los 30. Personajes se veían embargados, eran autodestructivos, y en contraparte, un personaje benevolente que intenta salvarlos. La despedida, lo mejor.

  2. petit astronaute's rating of the film A Star is Born

  3. José Neves's rating of the film A Star is Born

    35mm, restoration from UCLA archive, rewatched. Any text inevitably would be inferior to every aspect of this film's revolutionary narrative: realism underneath a proto-narrative conception - at the start and end -, immersed in Natalie Kalmus technicolor. Fredric March and Janet Gaynor, two of the more evanescent stars of Hollywood's firmament are in perfect connection, heaven knows Mrs. Norman Maine.

  4. Log Lady's rating of the film A Star is Born

    I've seen the 1954 version, but I think I like this more. A solid melodrama about success and surviving in Hollywood that even at its happiest moments has a little melancholy. March's subtle performance is the brightest star, however. He's convincing as a drunk but handles the charming aspects of the role equally well. The scene where he meets Gaynor for the first time is the cutest thing.

  5. Howard Fritzson's rating of the film A Star is Born

    2.5 stars. I am not a fan of any ot the versions of "A Star Is Born." The story itself seems so fake. Yes, there is lots of talent on display, especially with the leading men, but it remains unconvincing. And another version is on the way!

  6. elenagallen's rating of the film A Star is Born

    Average town girl dreams of lalaland and meets love and success at a great cost. A melodrama lightly based on the much more obscure couple formed between rising Hollywood star Barbara Stanwyck and decayed stand up comedian Frank Fay.

  7. amirshams's rating of the film A Star is Born

    Why does this melodrama not feel like a melodrama

  8. Tabikenezer von Higglesbloom's rating of the film A Star is Born

    this is probably my new favorite movie of all time. i love the garland version because its so gay but this is.........phenomenal. the perfect movie!

  9. Aardsy's rating of the film A Star is Born

    Finally, Hollywood celebrates itself!

  10. Hugo Poderoso's rating of the film A Star is Born

    This film is amazingly powerful in the way it conveys states of mind or the undercurrent of its sequences through staging. Pay attention to Fredric March listening to Janet Gaynor, while he's in bed, with a somber low key lightning that only reveals his eyes, and the way that shots are inserted in the whole sequence; or when he's told that he's over, and Gaynor is having a photo session in the background.

  11. Andrew Miller's rating of the film A Star is Born

  12. RoRoRoro's rating of the film A Star is Born

  13. Henk Lamers's rating of the film A Star is Born

    Final score: 5. Storyline: 6, Originality: 5, Cinematography: 5, Involvement: 5, Music: 4, Editing: 5, Educational: 6, Title design: 5, Acting: 4, Interesting: 4, Unusual: 4, Exciting: 5, Superior: 4

  14. msmichel's rating of the film A Star is Born

    From producer David Selznik came this Tinseltown melodrama in its original Dorothy Parker scripted form. Remade twice this overshadowed first outing is quite charming and not as hackneyed as one would have imagined. Janet Gaynor (no traditional Hollywood beauty) rises above cliché in a tender turn and Fredric March captures the fading star quite well. Lionel Stander the fly in the ointment with a grating turn.

  15. Orion Anderson's rating of the film A Star is Born

    A classic in both positive and negative aspects. A somewhat by-the-numbers story, but executed quite well. The early Technicolor and the performances from Gaynor and March are the true highlights of this film.

  16. jamesey's rating of the film A Star is Born

    Innocent and harmless, but not bad.

  17. NICOLE86's rating of the film A Star is Born

    My god the ending was crap. I love Gaynor and March but these two could not save this poorly written film.

  18. Matthew_Lucas's rating of the film A Star is Born

    This top shelf Hollywood melodrama is the first incarnation of the story that would go on to be remade twice (with another in the works). It is in many ways the quintessential Hollywood tale, about a young girl from nowhere who goes to Hollywood, catches the eye of its biggest star, and hits the big time just as he begins to lose his popularity. Studio product (produced by David O. Selznick) at its finest.

  19. Brian O'blivion's rating of the film A Star is Born

    The studio's top producer as a loving and respectful father figure who cares more about his washed-up actors than about making money - great joke from mr. Selznick! The tragic Norman Maine character is the soul of this film.

  20. Lays Laine's rating of the film A Star is Born

    Norman Maine is an extraordinarily charming man! The script has a romantic very different from what one expects from a novel in the thirties!

  21. Dave's rating of the film A Star is Born

    The 1954 musical version is more well-known, but this is a classic of the 1930s and is probably the best thing I have seen from William Wellman. Fredric March shines.