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OTHER FAVOURITE FILM DIRECTORS OF 2018

BRADLEY COOPER * A STAR IS BORN IS BRADLEY COOPER’S DEBUT AS A FILM DIRECTOR. * THE FILM PREMIERED AT THE VENICE FILM FESTIVAL ON AUGUST 31, 2018, WHERE LADY GAGA AND BRADLEY COOPER RECEIVED AN EIGHT-MINUTE STANDING OVATION AFTER THE SCREENING. * BRADLEY COOPER HAD TO FIGHT HARD TO CONVINCE WARNER BROS. TO CAST LADY GAGA AS ALLY. IN HIS PITCH, HE SHOWED AN IPHONE RECORDING OF BOTH LADY GAGA AND HIM SINGING A DUET OF CREDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL’S “MIDNIGHT SPECIAL” RECORDED IN LADY GAGA’S HOME. * IT WAS HIS DREAM TO BE A DIRECTOR BEFORE HE GOT INTO ACTING. * ORIGINALLY BRADLEY COOPER CONSIDERED A DIFFERENT FILM ENDING WHERE JACKSON AND ALLY PERFORM SHALLOW AS THE FINAL SONG. * THE FILM PAYS HOMAGE TO 1976 VERSION OF A STAR IS BORN’S TRAGIC SCENE WHERE KRIS KRISTOFFERSON’S CHARACTER DIES FROM DRIVING A VEHICLE RECKLESSLY. ALLY TELLS JACKSON THAT SHE IS NOT GETTING ON HIS MOTORBIKE IF HE’S INTOXICATED. 13

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