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Bradley Cooper laments lack of public awareness of Leonard Bernstein

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Bradley Cooper laments lack of public awareness of Leonard Bernstein

Who?

-7 ( +2 / -9 )

Cooper is an airhead who probably didn't know of Bernstein's existence until 24 hours after he received a screenplay to read

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stan

Cooper is an airhead who probably didn't know of Bernstein's existence until 24 hours after he received a screenplay to read

Bradley Cooper wrote the script with Josh Singer.

It was produced by Cooper, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Fred Berner and Amy Durning.

It is an excellent entertaining movie

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Like all bio-pics it makes you want to dive deeper into a well-written biography. Movies like this are no more than titillation, but they can spark an interest in the subject, which is a good thing.

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Personally, I have found that "These Radical Chic Evenings" by Tom Wolfe was and still remains the best expose of the preening social fraud that Mr. Bernstein and his ilk were throughout their lives. It still rings true to this day, and cuts WAY closer to the bone than any Bradley Cooper exercise in abject celluloid sycophancy.

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It is an excellent entertaining movie

Poor scores on Rotten Tomatoes and it got lukewarm reviews from critics despite being exactly the type of movie they adore;

A boring subject with a veneer of class and they get bisexuality thrown in, too!

I'd watch it but I'd sooner have bleach injected into my eyes.

Or worse, forced to watch "Love, Actually" a second time.

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I seen the movie . it’s about his gay life very disappointing movie I thought it would be more historic.

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I seen the movie . it’s about his gay life very disappointing movie I thought it would be more historic.

Was it woke?

Then surely it will be an absolute disaster in terms of making money.

more historic

Have you read a lot about the history involved here? Maybe half of the books ever written on it?

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It was produced by Cooper, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Fred Berner and Amy Durning

Not a big film fan but that’s quite a line-up.

I’m a music lover though, so I might give it a go.

Cheers.

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Just checked the Rotten Tomatoes reviews of it. Above average from critics and watchers.

I saw it also made money.

Looks like a pretty successful film among critics and audiences and the bottom line isn’t bad either.

Looks good.

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Its lukewarm on all fronts, clearly. But the subject matter is up your ally, so you'll fête it.

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Its lukewarm on all fronts

This is just dishonest.

79% from critics and 59% from audiences.

Above average from both.

Your description of this has changed from ‘poor’ to ‘lukewarm’ based on the source you quoted.

Ridiculous backpedaling.

This cannot be taken seriously.

It has no place in good faith discussions.

Its lukewarm on all fronts, clearly. But the subject matter is up your ally, so you'll fête it.

Ally? Eh?

If you mean ‘alley’, music is one of my loves.

You may have got something right.

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Bradley Cooper is right to lament, weep, in a recent quiz I only managed to name west side story from any of his classic compositions.

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if you mean ‘alley’, music is one of my loves.

no, not the music...

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iradickleFeb. 16  10:55 am JST

*Bradley Cooper laments lack of public awareness of *Leonard Bernstein

Who?

We know him.

wallaceFeb. 16  04:52 pm JST

stan

Cooper is an airhead who probably didn't know of Bernstein's existence until 24 hours after he received a screenplay to read

Bradley Cooper wrote the script with Josh Singer.

It was produced by Cooper, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Fred Berner and Amy Durning.

It is an excellent entertaining movie

I admit that I had first heard the name 'Leonard Bernstein' rattled off in a classic song by REM. I was just 21 then. But I learned soon enough about his importance and then you get these 'Eureka!' moments and put 2 and 2 together.

DcFeb. 16  10:51 pm JST

I seen the movie . it’s about his gay life very disappointing movie I thought it would be more historic.

If it's more about that then I don't wanna even bother. I like historical films of just about anybody important but if I wanted to see a film focusing on the romances alone - gay or not, I'd simply watch a TV soap opera.

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