Bette Midler: The Rose (1979)
Janis Joplin (1967/68)
The Rose: When the Night Has Been Too Lonely
It’s the dream afraid of waking
that never takes the chance,
It’s the one who won’t be taken
who cannot seem to give,
and the soul afraid of dying
that never learns to live.
In the 1979 movie The Rose, Bette Midler played Rose, a role that was a fictionalized biography of Janis Joplin. For her outstanding performance, Midler was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 1980. She was named Best Actress by BAFTA in 1981, and received the 1980 Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Actress. The Rose follows Rose’s career during her last tour. Her rock and roll lifestyle and constant touring led her to an inevitable breakdown; she gave and gave and gave, until she had nothing left to give.
Bette Midler: The Rose (Music Video)
Bette Midler: The Rose (Extended Trailer, 1979)
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