Hollywood resurrects A Star is Born - the story of a young woman shepherded into stardom by a self-destructive older man - roughly once every other decade. The latest version, the directorial debut of Bradley Cooper, stars Lady Gaga as a club singer whose career is shot into the stratesphere after a chance meeting with Cooper's famous and grizzled country music star.
In this episode of The BFI Podcast we look back at the three versions of the story that preceded Cooper's take - from the 1930s, 1950s and 1970s - and explore what they say about men and women, fame and their era.
Plus! We explain why Killing Eve is killer.
The BFI Podcast is ...
BFI Southbank Programmer Anna Bogutskaya
BFI Digital editor Henry Barnes
Producer Peter Sale