TONY SHALHOUB / TONY CHALHOUB


Anthony Marc “Tony” Shalhoub (born October 9, 1953), is an American actor. He is known for playing Adrian Monk in the USA Network television series Monk, Antonio Scarpacci in the NBC sitcom Wings and Abe Weissman on Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Shalhoub has also had a successful film career, with roles in films such as Quick Change (1990), Barton Fink (1991), Big Night (1996), Men in BlackGattaca (both 1997), Paulie (1998), The Siege (1998), Galaxy Quest (1999), Spy KidsThirteen GhostsThe Man Who Wasn’t There (all 2001) and 1408 (2007).

MONK

He is widely recognized for his work, having won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy, six Screen Actors Guild Awards and four Primetime Emmy Awards. For his work on Broadway, Shalhoub has received four Tony Award nominations, winning a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance as Tewfiq Zakaria in The Band’s Visit. He has also provided voice-work for the Cars franchise (2006–2017), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016).

Shalhoub, the ninth of ten children, was born and raised in a Lebanese Maronite Christian household in Green Bay, Wisconsin. His father, Joe, was from Mount Lebanon, and immigrated to the United States, after his own parents, Melhem and Mariam, were both killed during World War I.

MONK
MONK

He was a meat peddler who drove a refrigerated truck. Joe married Shalhoub’s mother, Helen (née Srouji ), a Lebanese-American. The two met when Joe was taken in to be raised by her family, when both were little. One of Shalhoub’s maternal great-great-grandfathers, Abdel Naim, though a Christian Maronite Lebanese, was killed in the Hamidian massacres committed against Armenians in the Ottoman Empire in 1895. Shalhoub was introduced to acting by an older sister who put his name forward to be an extra in a high school production of The King and I.

After graduating from Green Bay East High School, he spent a short time at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay before participating in the National Student Exchange to the University of Southern Maine where he later transferred and earned a bachelor’s degree. He later went on to earn a master’s degree from the Yale School of Drama in 1980. Shalhoub is also fluent in Lebanese.

Shalhoub married actress Brooke Adams in 1992. They have worked together in several films, one episode of Wings, and on BrainDead. Adams has appeared credited as a “Special Guest Star” in five episodes of Monk—”Mr. Monk and the Airplane“, “Mr. Monk’s 100th Case”, “Mr. Monk and the Kid”, “Mr. Monk Visits a Farm”, and “Mr. Monk and the Badge”.

Shalhoub and Adams appeared on Broadway together in the 2010 revival of Lend Me a Tenor. At the time of their wedding, Adams had an adopted daughter, Josie Lynn (born 1989), whom Shalhoub adopted. In 1994, they adopted another daughter, Sophie (born 1993).

Tony’s brother Michael is also an actor who made multiple guest appearances on Monk. He first appears in “Mr. Monk and the Missing Granny”, as a member of a disbanded radical group suspected of involvement in a kidnapping. In “Mr. Monk Bumps His Head”, he plays a Wyoming beekeeper who is annoyed when a suspect crashes a car into his farm. Michael also appears in “Mr. Monk Is the Best Man” as the minister presiding at Leland Stottlemeyer‘s wedding.

In May 2020, Shalhoub revealed that he and his wife Brooke had tested positive for COVID-19 the previous month, remarking that “we really are all Monk now”, and that they had recovered after “a pretty rough few weeks”.

Albert à l’Ouest


Nous avons découvert récemment, un film, pourtant paru en 2014 : ALBERT A L’OUEST

Titre original : A MILLION WAY TO DIE IN THE WEST

Film marrant, comique même.

“Western” en parodie et comédie

Surtout que l’un des acteurs de ce film : LIAM NEESON qui , pour la première fois, sans doute, a joué dans cette catégorie de films de cinéma. En général, Liam Neeson, opte pour des films d’action, de violence, plutôt sérieux ( enfin, dans le sens où ca ne rigole pas).

L’actrice principale : CHARLIZE THERON

L’acteur principal : SETH MAC FARLANE ( producteur et réalisateur du film )

Nous pouvons voir passer DOC BROWN ( Christopher LLOYD ) de passage dans le far west venant du futur ( BACK TO THE FUTURE).

Passage aussi de BILL MAHER qui reproduira , dans le far west, une réplique de ses émissions TV

Pour résumer: Ce film vaut le détour.

Pour vous donner un avant goût, quelques vidéos choisies pour vous dans cet article.

Visionnez les. Ca vaudra le détour

Et si vous avez l’occasion de voir le film ( en DVD ou en VOD ) n’hésitez pas.

Il passe aussi sur les chaines OCS de temps en temps. ( Si vous auriez un abonnement des chaines de ce groupe cinéma)

En 1882, Albert Stark (Seth MacFarlane) vit dans la ville de Vieille Souche (Old Stump en version originale et québécoise). C’est un éleveur de moutons, plutôt lâche, qui vient de perdre sa petite amie Louise (Amanda Seyfried). Il s’entraîne alors pour devenir un as de la gâchette, avec l’aide d’Anna (Charlize Theron), la femme du célèbre hors-la-loi Clinch (Liam Neeson). Mais les choses se compliquent lorsqu’Albert et Anna tombent amoureux l’un de l’autre..

Eh Bee Family


 

The Eh Bee Family are Canadian internet personalities best known for their Vine, YouTube, and Instagram channels, which have over 7 million combined subscribers and well over 2 billion total views. They create skits and parodies to entertain a family-centered audience.

 

EH BEE PHOTO

They are a family of four based in Thornhill, Ontario, Canada consisting of the father (Andrés Burgos, known as Papa Bee), the mother (Rossana Burgos, known as Mama Bee), the son (Roberto Burgos, known as Mr Monkey or Mr Bee), and the daughter (Gabriela Burgos, also known as Gabriela Bee, Miss Monkey, or Miss Bee).

Miss BEE ( Gabriela BEE )

Miss BEE ( Gabriela BEE )

Great video: Miss BEE  x 5 on the same video: Amaizing

 

We love this video : Wonderful family 

Career

 

The Eh Bee Family first started posting vines in January 2013. They became popular on Vine and made it their career. Their social media accounts include Vine, YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook. They have also starred in sponsored advertisements for such companies as Johnson & Johnson, Toyota, and Regal Cinemas and have also been featured in the New York Daily News,  on Buzzfeed,  Good Morning America,  Today.com, and other media outlets. The family’s social media was nominated for a Streamy Award in 2015 and a Shorty Award in 2016. On February 17, 2018, Gabriela Bee released her song “Sound in Color”.  On September 1, 2018, Gabriela Bee released another song, “Something More”.

 

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Sources Youtube / Wikipedia

Saint Petersburg


AMAIZING VIDEOS ( to watch on your computer to appreciate the 8K / 4k / High definition quality)

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Julie Andrews


Dame Julie Andrews DBE (born Julia Elizabeth Wells; 1 October 1935) is an English actress, singer, and author. Throughout her career of over 75 years, she has received numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, three Grammy Awards, and six Golden Globe Awards.

Andrews was made a Disney Legend in 1991, and has been honoured with a Honorary Golden Lion as well as the AFI Life Achievement Award. In 2000, Andrews was made a dame by Queen Elizabeth II for services to the performing arts.

Andrews, a child actress and singer, appeared in the West End in 1948 and made her Broadway debut in The Boy Friend (1954). Billed as “Britain’s youngest prima donna“, she rose to prominence starring in Broadway musicals such as My Fair Lady (1956) playing Eliza Doolittle and Camelot (1960) playing Queen Guinevere. On 31 March 1957, Andrews starred in the premiere of Rodgers and Hammerstein‘s written-for-television musical Cinderella, a live, colour CBS network broadcast seen by over 100 million viewers. Andrews made her feature film debut in Walt Disney‘s Mary Poppins (1964) and won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the title role. The following year she starred in the musical film The Sound of Music (1965), playing Maria von Trapp and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical.

Between 1964 and 1986, Andrews starred in various films working with directors including her husband Blake EdwardsGeorge Roy Hill, and Alfred Hitchcock in The Americanization of Emily (1964), Hawaii (1966), Torn Curtain (1966), Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967), Star! (1968), The Tamarind Seed (1974), 10 (1979), S.O.B. (1981), Victor/Victoria (1982), That’s Life! (1986), and Duet for One (1986). After 1986 her workload decreased, appearing in two films in 1991 and not again until 2000. After the turn of the new millennium, however, her career had a revival. From 2001 to 2004 Andrews starred in The Princess Diaries (2001) and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004). From 2004 to 2018 she lent her voice to the Shrek and Despicable Me animated films and Aquaman (2018). In 2017 she co-created and hosted a children’s educational show titled Julie’s Greenroom, for which she received two Daytime Emmy Award nominations. Beginning in 2020, Andrews voiced the narrator Lady Whistledown in the Netflix series Bridgerton. She has also worked hosting performance shows such as Great Performances and narrating documentaries such as the 2004 Emmy-winning series Broadway: The American Musical.

In 2002, Andrews was ranked No. 59 in the BBC’s poll of the 100 Greatest Britons. In 2003, she revisited her first Broadway success, this time as a stage director, with a revival of The Boy Friend. Apart from her musical career, she is also an author of children’s books and has published two autobiographies, Home: A Memoir of My Early Years (2008) and Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years (2019).

Julia Elizabeth Wells was born on 1 October 1935 in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England. Her mother, Barbara Ward Wells (née Morris; 1910–1984) was born in Chertsey and married Edward Charles “Ted” Wells (1908–1990), a teacher of metalwork and woodwork, in 1932.

Andrews was conceived as a result of an affair her mother had with a family friend. Andrews discovered her true parentage from her mother in 1950, although it was not publicly disclosed until her 2008 autobiography.

With the outbreak of World War II, her parents went their separate ways and were soon divorced. Each remarried: Barbara to Ted Andrews, in 1943, and Ted Wells in 1944 to Winifred Maud (Hyde) Birkhead, a war widow and former hairstylist at a war work factory that employed them both in Hinchley Wood, Surrey. Wells assisted with evacuating children to Surrey during the Blitz, while Andrews’s mother joined her husband in entertaining the troops through the Entertainments National Service Association. Andrews lived briefly with Wells and her brother, John in Surrey. In 1940, Wells sent her to live with her mother and stepfather, who Wells thought would be better able to provide for his talented daughter’s artistic training. According to Andrews’s 2008 autobiography Home, while Andrews had been used to calling her stepfather “Uncle Ted”, her mother suggested it would be more appropriate to refer to her stepfather as “Pop”, while her father remained “Dad” or “Daddy” to her, a change which she disliked. The Andrews family was “very poor” and “lived in a bad slum area of London,” at the time, stating that the war “was a very black period in my life.” According to Andrews, her stepfather was violent and an alcoholic. He twice, while drunk, tried to get into bed with his stepdaughter, resulting in Andrews fitting a lock on her door.

As the stage career of her mother and stepfather improved, they were able to afford better surroundings, first to Beckenham and then, as the war ended, back to the Andrews’s hometown of Hersham. The family took up residence at the Old Meuse, in West Grove, Hersham, a house (now demolished) where Andrews’s maternal grandmother had served as a maid. Andrews’s stepfather sponsored lessons for her, first at the independent arts educational school Cone-Ripman School (ArtsEd) in London, and thereafter with concert soprano and voice instructor Madame Lilian Stiles-Allen. Andrews said of Stiles-Allen, “She had an enormous influence on me,” adding, “She was my third mother – I’ve got more mothers and fathers than anyone in the world.” In her memoir Julie Andrews – My Star Pupil, Stiles-Allen records, “The range, accuracy and tone of Julie’s voice amazed me … she had possessed the rare gift of absolute pitch”, though Andrews herself refutes this in her 2008 autobiography Home. According to Andrews, “Madame was sure that I could do Mozart and Rossini, but, to be honest, I never was”. Of her own voice, she says, “I had a very pure, white, thin voice, a four-octave range – dogs would come from miles around.” After Cone-Ripman School, Andrews continued her academic education at the nearby Woodbrook School, a local state school in Beckenham.

The sound of music

The sound of Music

The sound of Music

The sound of music Julie Andrews /Christopher Plummer
Cast of Sound of Music

Termed “Britain’s youngest prima donna”, Andrews’s classically trained soprano voice, lauded for its “pure and clear” sound, has been described as light, bright and operatic in tone. When a young Andrews was taken by her parents to be examined by a throat specialist, the doctor concluded that she had “an almost adult larynx.” Despite the continual encouragement to pursue opera by her voice teacher, English soprano Lilian Stiles-Allen, Andrews herself felt that her voice was unsuited for the genre and “too big a stretch”. At the time, Andrews described her own voice as “extremely high and thin”, feeling that it lacked “the necessary guts and weight for opera”, preferring musical theatre instead.

Victor Victoria

As Andrews aged, so did her voice, which began to naturally deepen. Losing her vast upper register, her “top notes” became increasingly difficult to sing while “her middle register matured into the warm golden tone” for which she has become known, according to Tim Wong of The Daily Telegraph.

Musically, she had always preferred singing music that was “bright and sunny”, choosing to avoid songs that were sad or otherwise written in a minor key, for fear of losing her voice “in a mess of emotion”. She cited this as another reason for avoiding opera.

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS
Mary Poppins
Andre Rieu / Mary Poppins / Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
A Spoonful Of Sugar / Julie Andrews / Mary Poppins 
Mary Poppins – Chim Chim Cher-ee
Julie Andrews

Additional informations about “the sound of music” : The original Broadway cast. The original Broadway cast was started by Mary Martin. Her singing style was very different than Julie Andrews’s style.

(Mary Martin was Larry hagman’s mother)

Sources Youtube / Wikipedia

MEXICO


  • Travel to mexico
  • Mexico City 8K Video
  • Mexico 8k

TRAVEL TO USA


Dans cet article , vidéo, nous allons essayer de partager quelques états, villes et contrées

Des endroits autres que ceux déjà connus et que la plupart des gens visitent.

Faisons un tour

In this video article, we will try to share some states, cities and counties

Places other than those already known and that most people visit.

let’s take a walk

  • TRAVEL TO USA
  • LOS ANGELES USA
  • USA 4K
  • USA ARIZONA
  • ROUTE 66

The King’s Speech


The King’s Speech is a 2010 British historical drama film directed by Tom Hooper and written by David SeidlerColin Firth plays the future King George VI who, to cope with a stammer, sees Lionel Logue, an Australian speech and language therapist played by Geoffrey Rush. The men become friends as they work together, and after his brother abdicates the throne, the new king relies on Logue to help him make his first wartime radio broadcast upon Britain’s declaration of war on Germany in 1939.

Seidler read about George VI’s life after learning to manage a stuttering condition he developed during his own youth. He started writing about the relationship between the therapist and his royal patient as early as the 1980s, but at the request of the King’s widow, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, postponed work until her death in 2002. He later rewrote his screenplay for the stage to focus on the essential relationship between the two protagonists. Nine weeks before filming began, Logue’s notebooks were discovered and quotations from them were incorporated into the script.

Principal photography took place in London and around Britain from November 2009 to January 2010. Hard light was used to give the story a greater resonance and wider-than-normal lenses were employed to recreate the Duke of York’s feelings of constriction. A third technique Hooper employed was the off-centre framing of characters.

The King’s Speech was a major box office and critical success. It was widely praised by film critics for its visual style, art direction, screenplay, directing, score, and acting. Other commentators discussed the film’s representation of historical detail, especially the reversal of Winston Churchill‘s opposition to abdication. The film received many awards and nominations, particularly for Colin Firth’s performance, which resulted in his first Oscar win for Best Actor. At the 83rd Academy Awards, The King’s Speech received 12 Oscar nominations, more than any other film in that year, and subsequently won four, including Best Picture. Censors initially gave it adult ratings due to profanity, though these were later revised downwards after criticism by the makers and distributors in the UK and some instances of swearing were muted in the US. On a budget of £8 million, it earned over £250 million internationally.

At the official closing of the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley StadiumPrince Albert, Duke of York, the second son of King George V, addresses the crowd with a strong stammer. His search for treatment has been discouraging, but his wife, Elizabeth, persuades him to see the Australian-born Lionel Logue, a non-medically trained Harley Street speech defects therapist. “Bertie”, as he is called by his family, believes the first session is not going well, but Lionel, who insists that all his patients address him as such, has his potential client recite Hamlet‘s “To be, or not to be” soliloquy while hearing classical music played on a pair of headphones. Bertie is frustrated at the experiment but Lionel gives him the acetate recording that he has made of the reading as a souvenir.

After Bertie’s father, King George V, broadcasts his 1934 Royal Christmas Message, he explains to Bertie that the wireless will play a significant part in the role of the royal family, allowing them to enter the homes of the people, and that Bertie’s brother’s neglect of his responsibilities make training in it necessary. The attempt at reading the message himself is a failure, but that night Bertie plays the recording Lionel gave him and is astonished at the lack of stutter there. He therefore returns for daily treatments to overcome the physical and psychological roots of his speaking difficulty.

George V dies in 1936, and his eldest son David ascends the throne as King Edward VIII. A constitutional crisis arises with the new king over a prospective marriage with the twice-divorced American socialite Wallis Simpson. Edward, as the supreme governor of the Church of England, cannot marry her, even if she receives her second divorce, since both her previous husbands are alive.

At an unscheduled session, Bertie expresses his frustration that, while his speech has improved when speaking to most people, he still stammers when talking to David, at the same time revealing the extent of Edward VIII’s folly with Simpson. When Lionel insists that Bertie himself could make a good king, Bertie accuses Lionel of speaking treason and quits Lionel in anger. Bertie must now face the Accession Council without any assistance.

Bertie and Lionel only come together again after King Edward decides to abdicate in order to marry. Bertie, urged ahead by Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin, ascends the throne as King George VI and visits Lionel’s home with his wife before their coronation, much to the surprise of Mrs. Logue when she comes upon Queen Elizabeth having tea at her dining room table. This is the first time that she learns who her husband’s patient has been.

Bertie and Lionel’s relationship is questioned by the King’s advisors during the preparations for his coronation in Westminster Abbey. The archbishop of CanterburyCosmo Gordon Lang, brings to light that George never asked for advice from his advisors about his treatment and that Lionel has never had formal training. Lionel explains to an outraged Bertie that at the time he started with speech defects there were no formal qualifications and that the only known help that was available for returning Great War shell-shocked Australian soldiers was from personal experience. Bertie remains unconvinced until provoked to protest at Lionel’s disrespect for King Edward’s Chair and the Stone of Scone. Only at this pivotal moment, after realising he has just expressed himself without impairment, is Bertie able to rehearse with Lionel and complete the ceremony.

The King’s Speech

As the new king, Bertie is in a crisis when he must broadcast to Britain and the Empire following the declaration of war on Nazi Germany in 1939. Lionel is summoned to Buckingham Palace to prepare the king for his speech. Knowing the challenge that lies before him, Lang, Winston Churchill, and Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain are present to offer support. The King and Logue are then left in the broadcasting room. He delivers his speech with Logue conducting him, but by the end he is speaking freely. Preparing to leave the room for the congratulations of those present, Logue mentions to the King that he still has difficulty enunciating w and the King jokes back, “I had to throw in a few so they’d know it was me.”

As the Royal Family step onto the palace balcony and are applauded by the crowd, a title card explains that Logue, who received the Royal Victorian Order for service to the Crown, was always present at King George VI’s speeches during the war and that they remained friends until the King’s death from lung cancer in 1952.

Le covidisme


Nous avons découvert cette vidéo, sympa, marrante qui fait rire en cette période de crise sanitaire.

Comme vous le constatez, chers lectrices, lecteurs, en ce début d’année, nous favorisons “le rire”

et la bonne humeur.

Mais qui a tué Harry ? The trouble with Harry (1955)


Par hasard, hier, entre 2 enregistrements radio, nous avons découvert ce film d’ALFRED HITCHCOK.

Un film de 1955 : Un des rares films de HITCHCOK qui pourrait être classé dans la catégorie des comédies( mais relativement morbides en revanche). Certaines scènes font même rigoler tellement loufoques paraissaient elles. Chose rare dans les films de ce réalisateur. Du moins, selon nos modestes connaissances cinématographiques (d’amateurs)

Voici donc le résumé de ce film et quelques séquences que nous avons souhaité partager avec vous, pour le plaisir

Dans le petit hameau de Highwater, dans le Vermont, un petit garçon découvre un cadavre fraîchement mort apparu à flanc de colline au-dessus de la ville, il part vite chercher sa mère. Au même moment, un vieux chasseur tombe sur le même cadavre et pense l’avoir tué. Les habitants du lieu sont les uns après les autres confrontés au cadavre Le problème de savoir qui est la personne, qui était responsable de sa mort subite et ce qui devrait être fait avec le corps est «le problème avec Harry».

TRAILER IN FRENCH / BANDE ANNONCE EN FRANÇAIS

Le capitaine Wiles est persuadé qu’il a tué l’homme avec un tir égaré de son fusil en chassant, jusqu’à ce qu’il soit démontré qu’il a effectivement tiré sur un lapin. Jennifer Rogers, l’épouse de Harry, croit qu’elle a tué Harry parce qu’elle l’a frappé violemment avec une bouteille de lait. Mlle Gravely est certaine que l’homme est décédé après un coup du talon de sa botte de randonnée lorsqu’il s’est jeté sur elle hors des buissons, encore étourdi par le coups qu’il a reçu de Jennifer. Sam Marlowe, un artiste peintre original, mais ouvert d’esprit sur l’ensemble de l’événement et est prêt à aider ses voisins et ses nouveaux amis de toutes les manières possibles. En tout cas, personne n’est bouleversé du tout par la mort de Harry.

TRAILER IN ENGLISH

Cependant, ils espèrent tous que le corps ne sera pas porté à l’attention des autorités, incarnées par le zèle du shérif adjoint, Calvin Wiggs, froid et sans humour, et qui gagne des primes à chaque verbalisation ou arrestation. Le capitaine, Jennifer, Mlle Gravely et Sam enterrent le corps puis le déterrent à nouveau plusieurs fois au cours de la journée. Ils cachent ensuite le corps dans une baignoire. Le médecin local alerté diagnostique une mort naturelle, aucun acte criminel n’a donc été commis. Les protagonistes décident alors de replacer le cadavre sur la colline où il a été découvert la première fois, afin de le faire apparaître comme s’il venait d’être découvert.

Entre-temps, Sam et Jennifer sont tombés amoureux et souhaitent se marier, et le capitaine et Miss Gravely sont également devenus un couple. Sam a pu vendre toutes ses peintures à un millionnaire de passage, bien que Sam refuse d’accepter de l’argent et demande à la place quelques cadeaux simples pour ses amis et lui-même dont un lit à deux places pour lui et Jennifer

  • Edmund Gwenn : le capitaine Albert Wiles, un marin à la retraite
  • John Forsythe  : Sam Marlowe, un artiste peintre moderne
  • Shirley MacLaine  : Jennifer Rogers, la mère d’Arnie
  • Mildred Natwick  : Miss Ivy Gravely, une vieille fille
  • Mildred Dunnock : « Wiggie » Wiggs, l’épicière-postière du village
  • Jerry Mathers : Arnie Rogers, le petit garçon de Jennifer
  • Royal Dano  : Calvin Wiggs, le shérif adjoint
  • Parker Fennelly : le millionnaire
  • Barry Macollum : le clochard
  • Dwight Marfield : Dr Greenbow, le médecin bigleux
  • Ernest Curt Bach : Ellis, le chauffeur du millionnaire
  • Alfred Hitchcock : l’homme qui passe devant l’exposition de Sam
  • Philip Truex : Harry Worp, le mort
  • Leslie Woolf : le critique d’art du Musée d’art moderne

Galeries LE PRNTEMPS. Paris / France / Europe


Galeries LE PRNTEMPS. Paris / France / Europe


A star is born (version 2018)


A Star Is Born ou Une étoile est née est un film musical américain coécrit, coproduit et réalisé par Bradley Cooper, sorti en 2018. Salué à la fois par le public et les critiques, le film et sa bande originale remportent plus d’une soixantaine de prix.

Il s’agit du quatrième remake du film Une étoile est née de William A. Wellman, sorti en 1937.

Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) se produit dans des concerts qui se vendent bien tout en ayant des acouphènes assez fréquents et des addictions à l’alcool et à la drogue qu’il cache au public. Son principal soutien et manager n’est autre que son demi-frère aîné Bobby (Sam Elliott) qui s’occupe de lui. Ally Campana (Lady Gaga) est une jeune autrice-compositrice qui travaille comme serveuse avec son ami Ramon (Anthony Ramos), tout en chantant dans un bar de drag queens. Après un concert au Coachella Festival, Jackson arrive dans ce même bar pour boire un verre et découvre Ally qui chante La Vie en rose. Impressionné par son talent, il partage un verre avec elle. Ally lui révèle qu’elle n’a jamais poursuivi de carrière professionnelle car les gens de l’industrie lui ont trop souvent dit qu’elle avait un nez trop grand et qu’elle n’arriverait jamais à rien. Jackson lui avoue trouver cela séduisant et lui propose d’écrire des chansons ensemble. Elle le ramène chez elle, où elle vit avec son père veuf, Lorenzo (Andrew Dice Clay), qui dirige un service de chauffeurs avec ses amis. Jackson demande à Ally de venir à son concert le soir même, mais elle refuse malgré l’insistance de Lorenzo. Elle change finalement d’avis et emmène Ramon avec elle. Jackson demande à Ally de chanter avec lui sur scène. Après hésitation, elle cède et finit par être adulée sur les réseaux sociaux grâce à son interprétation de Shallow.

Jackson et Ally partent sur les routes, chantent ensemble à plusieurs concerts et commencent à se lier. Après l’évanouissement de Jackson à cause de son alcoolisme, Bobby dit à Ally qu’elle doit être très prudente avec lui. Jackson emmène Ally en Arizona voir une ferme qu’il a achetée pour Bobby et où son père est enterré, mais découvre que Bobby a vendu le terrain et que le corps de leur père a été emporté dans une tornade. Furieux de sa trahison, Jackson frappe Bobby, qui décide de démissionner de son poste de manager.

À la fin d’un concert, Ally rencontre Rez (Rafi Gavron), un producteur qui lui propose un contrat après l’avoir entendu chanter Always Remember Us This Way. Malgré le fait qu’il soit visiblement contrarié, Jackson soutient sa décision et aide Ally à traverser les premières épreuves de sa notoriété. Pendant un de ces concerts, Rez réprimande Ally sur sa décision d’annuler le numéro de danse initialement prévu et lui suggère de se teindre les cheveux en blond platine, ce qu’elle refuse. Supposé venir au concert, Jackson, ivre, s’évanouit en centre ville et est aidé par Noodles (Dave Chappelle), un de ses amis d’enfance qui l’autorise à rester temporairement chez lui. Ally le rejoint et lui avoue avoir de plus en plus de mal à supporter ses addictions. Jackson lui fait alors sa demande en mariage en créant une bague avec un bout de corde de guitare, et ils se marient le jour même.

Pendant qu’Ally se produit dans l’émission Saturday Night Live, Bobby arrive et se réconcilie avec Jackson. Plus tard, Jackson exprime sa réprobation face à une des chansons d’Ally, qui perd en authenticité et se transforme petit à petit en produit commercial. La traitant de « laide », ils se disputent puis essaient rapidement de laisser le problème derrière eux. Sous l’emprise de l’alcool et des opiacés, Jackson se produit aux Grammy Awards avec un hommage à Roy Orbison. Ally gagne le Grammy de la meilleure nouvelle artiste. Pendant qu’elle prononce son discours, Jackson arrive sur scène au même moment mais s’humilie en s’urinant dessus et en perdant connaissance. Lorenzo emmène Jackson dans les coulisses, le réprimande et le met sous une douche pour le faire dessoûler. À la suite de cet incident, Jackson part en cure de désintoxication.

Ally lui rend visite et Jackson s’excuse pour son comportement. Avant le retour de Jackson chez lui à la fin de sa cure, Ally propose à Rez de faire une tournée commune avec son mari, désormais sobre et remis sur pied. Mais le manager refuse catégoriquement. Hors d’elle, Ally lui dit qu’elle préfère annuler la tournée. Rez se rend à leur domicile et dit en privé à Jackson qu’il finira par replonger tôt ou tard et qu’il pourrait ruiner la carrière d’Ally à cause de ses addictions, mais qu’elle n’osera jamais lui dire. Celle-ci ment à Jackson et lui explique qu’elle a annulé sa tournée européenne pour enregistrer son deuxième album. Lorsqu’elle part pour son dernier show, elle lui demande de la rejoindre sur scène pour chanter ensemble. Il accepte. Mais après le départ d’Ally, Jackson prend des pilules et se suicide en se pendant, comme il avait tenté de le faire durant sa jeunesse.

Ally demeure inconsolable malgré les efforts de Lorenzo et de Ramon pour l’aider. Bobby lui explique que la mort de Jackson n’est pas sa faute mais celle de Jackson lui-même. Elle s’approprie une chanson que Jackson avait écrite mais jamais présentée en public, I’ll Never Love Again, et décide de la chanter à une cérémonie de commémoration, au Shrine Auditorium, où elle se présente elle-même comme Ally Maine. Elle se remémore le moment où Jackson la lui avait présentée chez eux et regarde vers le haut, une larme à l’œil.

LES VERSIONS DE ” A STAR IS BORN”

A star is born  (William Wellman, 1937)

Avec : Janet Gaynor et Fredric March.

A star is born (George Cukor, 1954)

Avec : Judy Garland ( Rappel : Judy Garland étant la mère de liza Minelli ) et James Mason.

A star is born (Frank Pierson, 1976)

Avec : Barbra Streisand et Kris Kristofferson

BRADLEY COOPER SPEAKING FRENCH / BRADLEY COOPER PARLANT EN FRANCAIS

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