Cinema: A Star is Born


Directed by CLAUDE WHATHAM Screenplay by RAY CONNOLLY

There have already been quite a few movies about rock 'n' roll: concert films like Woodstock, lightweight dramatic vehicles tailored-to-measure for pop stars, documentaries offering cinema-verité glimpses of Bob Dylan or the Rolling Stones. There have even been a couple of films that used the world of rock as a metaphor for power and ruin: for in stance, Brian De Palma's Phantom of the Paradise (TIME, Dec. 2).

That'll Be the Day has mostly the music in common with any of these. It is an intelligent, rueful attempt to get at the...

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