Garland’s “Star” back on DVD, Blu-ray

Prompted by last month’s DVD and Blu-ray re-release, the New Yorker’s Richard Brody offers a thoughtful take on George Cukor’s 1954 musical remake of “A Star Is Born,” the terrific Hollywood musical drama highlighted by an especially deep and thrilling performance by Judy Garland.

The picture’s incomparable highlight is Garland’s high-voltage reading of Harold Arlen and Ira Gershwin’s “The Man That Got Away,” daringly shot in a single extended take. Check out Brody’s analysis, then sit back, play the clip, and enjoy.

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