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Lady Gaga - General Discussion

Discussion in 'Pop & Justice' started by cherryboomboom, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. This was a great watch, my main complaint is that it would have potentially made for an amazing mini-series. The 2nd half especially felt rushed but still, a very, very entertaining movie.
  2. Saw this tonight and still thinking about it. I'm not sure if it's because I love this woman to death and have followed her closely since day one, but I find it so hard to watch her in things without being so hypercritical and like the worst type of dance mom because I adore her so much and have spent half of my life defending her, but I cannot relax when watching her acting performances. I can see in the scenes when the cogs are moving behind her eyes and can tell in what scenes she's relaxed and enjoying herself and it takes me out of the fantasy. I'm glad everyone seems to agree that she was the powerhouse of the movie, but for someone who has followed her every move since day one it's impossible for me to just see her as a character in a movie. I think she did well, but I'll never be able to perceive her acting in the same way most people can.

    I'm really happy people are loving her in this, and I may relax more on a second viewing, but it's just so hard to see someone who is so UNIQUE portray someone else. I always just see Stefani first and foremost, fighting her hardest like she always has, and while I'm rooting her on the whole time, I'm like a parent who wants their child to be adored by everyone, and because of that I'm so worried about her being criticized or being perceived poorly that I can't just focus on her and have fun.

    I hope that makes sense? Maybe I'm just nuts!

    Anyways, I really enjoyed the film but I'm feeling "I say, that's my baby, and I'm so worried about whether you all love her as much as I do."
  3. I definitely get the sense that because we as fans have seen hours and hours and hours of Gaga in footage from real life interviews, performances, etc, that we are able to zero in on almost any time she slips up even a little bit, we know all her personal mannerisms and body language, etc, things that probably go unnoticed by the general public and others.
  4. Yeah and that's what is so frustrating! I can so tell what body language is Stefani and what isn't. The fact that she used her right hand in the scenes in which she is holding a pen threw me off because I know she's left handed. In the scene in A Star is Born where she's penning the lyrics to Look What I Found was so pronounced to me because it was the first time I had seen a film show what it looks like for a person who, like myself, is left handed, writes on a page from a first person point of view. So to see her writing with her right hand in House of Gucci was odd to me.

    It's just strange to watch these kind of accolades get handed to her acting while watching her mediocre jazz album get six grammy nominations, when we defended her thought what was (so far) her artistic peak, and artistic risks, get lambasted for no reason than media scrutiny.
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  5. The fact that Lady Gaga has become a legitimate movie star after two (2) leading roles is incredible.
  6. Ridley talking about possibly releasing an extended cut of House Of Gucci dd (33:12)

  7. The way I had a legitimate panic attack after watching A Star is Born because I was so invested in her nailing the performance. Mother Mental Illness.
  8. I haven’t watch it yet but I thought the same the other day. Italian crime story: Ryan Murphy goes Italian
  9. Her snow costume in House of Gucci is being sold at auction for charity (estimate EUR 15,000 - 25,000) at Christie's Paris. Glam.
  10. I haven't seen House of Gucci yet but same, I was so nervous/excited/proud the entire time I was watching A Star Is Born for the first time. And I was about to throw hands when I was walking out after the movie ended and I heard someone behind me say "I don't know, I think she was trying too hard!"
  11. I don't know when I'll get to see it, and it's driving me nuts because it looks like just the kind of camp mess I'd live for.

    The clip with her talking to the blonde woman about taking things that don't belong to her was incredible. I think it's easy to get caught up and carried away with the over the top character and bigger moments, but there's real nuance in Gaga's acting that just not everybody has. She can make it look so utterly natural.

  12. This was my favorite moment from the movie. I think Gaga played Patrizia best in the middle section of the film when she is wielding power, yet also knows it might be gone just as easily.
  13. I saw it yesterday and while I don’t think it’s a great movie, it’s certainly a good one. Gaga was excellent in it. A very different character to Ally, but she nailed them both. And not only is she clearly a strong actress, she absolutely oozes charisma. She definitely has huge screen presence. As for the film itself, the screenplay was messy and the marketing was a little deceptive. I found it very entertaining though!
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  14. RMK


    The film is good, and her performance was great. I'm the first to call someone annoying, and Jared's part felt essential here. He was supposed to be over the top.

    My only gripe with the film is that it would've been amazing to see more of the trial, and how it slowly unfolded to be Patricia as guilty. The attitude in that final scene would've been welcome, and all the stories about her in jail were also interesting.
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  15. I liked the movie and Gaga was amazing in it (and honestly her waist is something to die for). I loved the costumes, the soundtrack and its atmosphere but honestly the script was lacking nn. I don't mind not seeing much of the trial as that was clearly delibarate but for example they got like three scenes before Adam's character was willing to marry her and give up everything. His "change" after he run away into Switzerland felt abrupt too. I usually hate this kind of comments but it did feel like something ready for a Neflix series, especially since they cover like 15 years of material.
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  16. My being being able to clock details like her nostril flaring a little too much is why I could only watch A Star Is Born once nn
  17. Film was long but good. She was the highlight. A couple of bits dragged, but I thought she was great.
  18. I didn’t really have any idea about Driver’s character at the end of the film. I never got a grasp on what kind of man he was portraying. He was particularly ill-served by the script.
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