A Star Is Born (DVD)
Directed by William Wellman
Composed by Max Steiner
Produced by David O. Selznick
Directed by William Wellman
From maverick filmmaker William A. Wellman (The Public Enemy, Nothing Sacred) comes the original, timeless tale of Hollywood fantasy and heartbreak: A STAR IS BORN.
Esther Blodgett (Janet Gaynor) comes to Hollywood with dreams of stardom only to have them shattered by a ruthless, cold-hearted town without pity, where the chances of finding fame are one in a hundred thousand.
Enter falling (and falling down drunk) movie star Norman Maine (Fredric March), whom Esther meets at a Hollywood party. Maine gets Esther a screen test and she's an instant success, and the publicity machine sets about recreating the small-town girl. But as Esther (reborn as Vicki Lester) rises to celebrity, Norman's stardom plummets, landing him in an alcoholic depression from which true love and Tinseltown fantasy may not be able to rescue him.
Academy Award winner for Best Original Screenplay and Nominated for 6 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Actor, Actress, Director, Best Writing, screenplay, and Assistant Director.
DVD Extras Include:
Mastered in HD from an original nitrate 35mm Technicolor print, preserved by the George Eastman House Motion Picture Department
Original theatrical trailer
ACADEMY AWARD WINNER
- Best Original Story
- Best Cinematography
ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE
- Best Picture
- Best Director
- Best Screenplay
- Best Actor
- Best Actress
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