History repeats itself, we all know that. In our everyday lives and especially in the movie industry. Many movies we see now are remakes of originals, which either came out when I was a kid, or even before my time. I give props to the original, simply because they obviously did something right the first time, making people want to slightly revamp allowing for relatability to present day.
A Star Is Born is a thrice-remade movie expressing the instant connection between a peaking, addicted musician and a newly discovered, soon-to-be rock star. The ins and outs of this film all sought out by Bradley Cooper himself, and I think we’re all grateful for that considering he showcased his singing ability, on top of his incredibly good looks. One notable difference from Cooper’s version is that he personally asked Lady Gaga to co-star in the film with him, leading them to countless numbers of nominations and awards, one including the most memed movie all time.
It’s no secret memes have become a large part of our communication tactics. They’re a creative way of sharing and expressing, while trying to promote our name. Through Cooper’s efforts with A Star Is Born has been incorporated to many media pieces we have seen in the past.
I would like to thank Bradley Cooper first for the incredible accent he had in the film, and second for recreating a movie that really hits every emotion. I would also like to thank the people who take time to create memes for basically everything we see nowadays. Memes really have provided us with a different way of revisiting monumental moments in history and allowing them to never die.
This movie seems unique to me in so many ways! First of all, who knew that Bradley Cooper has such singing abilities? Secondly, who knew Lady Gaga has acting abilities? I also was unaware that Bradley Cooper personally asked Lady Gaga to co-star in this film. That just makes it even more special in my opinion. I have seen countless memes from this film. Memes are definitely a center of our social media world. I have to admit, I follow multiple meme accounts that I scroll through to get a few good chuckles in every day. Memes are amazing to me because the same photo or idea can be used a million different ways. For example, the image of the human brain in the meme that you have posted in this blog. I have seen this image probably a thousand times by now, but it has been recreated in so many ways that I can still fund humor in it. I also have much gratitude for all the meme creators out there!!
I was so intrigued when I saw this article! I love this movie so much. It was so incredible and my dad is actually OBSESSED with this movie. He has seen it numerous times and knows so many facts about the movie and cast. I think both stars of the film are extremely talented and worked together so well. They could not have got a better cast for this film. I think this movie had a very serious connotation with it because of the ending (I will not say in case someone has not seen it) so I was so excited to see a meme be created from the film. Memes tend to always go viral so I would love to see this meme get more attention to get people to want to see this movie. I agree that this gave a different perspective on the film and made this scene more memorable. Memes tend to be funny or silly so I loved to see a different side of the movie. There were funny parts so I am glad those aspects are getting attention. I actually watched them perform the song Shallows last night on the Oscars and it was incredible! Some movie remakes are a failure and do not match up to the original but this remake was definitely a huge success! Thanks for sharing this meme and article I loved it!
Interesting post. I’ve never seen the movie itself, and I had no idea that it was yet another remake of an original movie, but I have heard great things about it. I know that Lady Gaga had gotten a lot of recognition for wanting to do the movie and her voice pairs very well with Coopers.
I was honestly more interested in what you said about the meme’s though. I really like and agree with what you said mentioning about memes being able to help us revisit monumental moments and not letting them die. I also really like them as quick conversation fillers. For example, I had a friend that I didn’t know personally enough to send a thoughtful drawn out happy birthday so I just sent her a cute little meme!
Thanks for sharing.
– Carmen Reynolds
I love the connection between communication and memes! It is so true in our culture today that we communicate opinions and other topics through this communication channel. I have not seen “A Star is Born”, but I know that it is a must see! I have seen the many memes that have come from this movie throughout all social media outlets. I love how so many memes are well known, and you can mention almost any of them in a conversation or presentation, and everyone knows what you’re referring to.
I really like your description of a meme! “A different way of revisiting monumental moments in history” and “a creative way of sharing and expressing while trying to promote our name” is a great way to define a meme. As opposed to, this funny little thing on the internet, that I keep saying. Memes are a light hearted way to communicate nowadays. I can not tell you how many times I have used a meme as an ice breaker. Movies also serve as an ice breaker, in my opinion. They can be used to strike up a conversation with an acquaintance or an old friend. Like all great movies, memes in general, repeat themselves in a sense. They can go viral and get reposted with different captions. Movies are remade with different variations all the time, like you mentioned. Thanks for posting about the two, comparing them, and tying it together with A Star Is Born.
I thought this movie seemed very interesting in a numerous amount of ways! Memes have grown to become more and more popular over the past decade and typically share one big idea. I think what makes memes so popular are how relatable they can be. If people didn’t make memes to be relatable and in many cases funny, then I feel like they wouldn’t be as popular. Memes are also used to promote certain ideas without being obvious. The more memes you see that you can relate to, the more likely you are to check out what is being “advertised” such as this movie.
I think that this movie seems unique because today, memes rule social media. everyone is making memes about certain things and sharing them with the world so people can get a good laugh. The thing with memes and why they are so appealing is because they can be very relatable to many people. If memes were not as relatable as they are, then the funny aspect of them would not be there. In advertising, a technique used is trying to get people to relate which can draw them into whatever they are selling. This movie is a good example of that.
I think this movie is extremely unique as all of the other comments previously stated. Like Jake stated memes are all over socail media. Sites like Reddit are fillled with memes, which is a great thing when so much of the world today is focused on serious topics. There are terrible things happening every single day and having a new outlet for people to express their humor is good for the world. It is nice for people to have something that they can relate to that is positive and funny. Memes provide a way for people to express their ideas without getting wrapped up in long articles. Often a short quip paired with a photo is enough for someone to peak interest without having a serious article at the forefront of their mind. From what ive seen people are more likely to share a meme rather than a serious article or news story.