A Star is Born has raked in over $323 million so far in the worldwide box office, and blew away everyone’s expectations of our generation’s take on Hollywood’s oldest story. However, it seems that we may be in for even more incredible performances.
In an interview with The Film Stage, Matthew Libatique (the cinematographer on the film) revealed that there were a few different cuts of the movie before the theatrical version that we got as Bradley Cooper tried to nail down the story. The original cut of the film was much longer than what we saw in theaters and focused less on the love story, but in final production Bradley Cooper decided to focus more on the dynamic between he and Lady Gaga so a few movie and concert scenes fell to the cutting room floor for the sake of run time.
“I think they’re actually doing a new cut, a director’s cut, and putting some stuff back in. I think there’s always the concern about length, but, for him, I think it was mostly the concern about, ‘When am I stepping outside the forward narrative of this love story, and when am I stepping outside the idea that you have one character ascending, another descending.’ I think that’s all he was doing when doing different cuts, is trying to find that soul.”
Fortunately, we may be getting some of those back including concert scenes that were filmed live at music festivals like Glastonberry, Coachellla, Stagecoach, and ACL in 2017. Many of the full songs from the soundtrack have entire performances that were filmed, but only a handful of the most important performances made it to the theatrical version of the movie.
A Star is Born Extended Cut has not been officially confirmed by Warner Bros. at this time.
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