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A Star Is Born, Bradley Cooper, One Great Scene, Sam Elliott, Scene expectation, The importance of casting -

In this series of articles, we’re going to do a deep-dive on one knockout scene from a great movie. Today’s movie is A STAR IS BORN. The scene is when Jackson (Bradley Cooper) and Bobby (Sam Elliott) fight. Here’s a link to the scene as a refresher ( The scene is about establishing the depths of Bradley Cooper’s drinking problem. At this point in the film, the interpretation that Sam Elliott might be a classic problematic family member/stage-manager is still open. So, when Jackson punches Bobby, at first, we as the audience think he could be right. The accusation, that...

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