R | | Drama, Music, Romance
A musician helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.
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 himself and Lady Gaga singing a duet of Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Midnight Special" recorded in Lady Gaga's home. Oscar-winning cinematographer Janusz Kaminski, who'd filmed LG in her music video Lady Gaga: Alejandro (2010), also shot a screen test at her home in a scene written by Cooper and Will Fetters.
You stole my voice.
When Jackson is about to see Ally perform in the drag bar, he asks if she's really singing or is it 'one of them karaoke things' , but in karaoke the person is actually singing (even if it's bad!)
The first couple of seconds of the Warner Bros Pictures logo are cut out.
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