Aspiring actress serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and jazz musician Sebastian scrapes by playing cocktail-party gigs in dingy bars. But as success mounts, they are faced with decisions that fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.Written by
In this film, Costume Designer Mary Zophres and Chazelle focused on color as a vehicle for emotion, talking about how a scene might be neutrals with a yellow accent and another might have the men in dark and the women in color. Timliness with a contemporary quality was what they were after. The hue was key to Sebastian's look from the sable brown suit in the opening to his royal blue sport coat. Zophres was particularly pleased with the choice for Sebastian's two-tone shoes. The shoes were popular in the '40s but seemed to bring in a sense of whimsey and lightness and a love of life ultimately becoming the signature for Sebastian because he has this passion for the past that he brings to the present. See more »
The Boulder City, NV library is not named "Del Prado Library"; it is "Boulder City Public Library". "Del Prado" is the name of a street in Boulder City. See more »
Do I like musicals? Not really... but damn, 'La La Land' is a nostalgic, colourful, joyful marvel!
Damien Chazelle gained international acclaim and recognition from his masterful drama 'Whiplash', what were the chances that he could pull off similar success two times in the row? Well, if 'La La Land' is anything to go by, then I'd say he did the job. With just three films under his belt as of 2016, Chazelle is slowly becoming the next big thing this movie industry has seen. His passion for classic movies and musicals is evident as he references and pulls influence from films like 'Singin' in the Rain', 'The Umbrellas of Cherborg' and even 'Rebel Without a Cause', the latter of which is one of my favourite films so seeing the nod to it was something I was pleased about.
The chemistry between Gosling and Stone is strong to say the least, after two previous collaborations, their already-strong bond helped them become one of modern-day cinema's finest couples. The music is bouncy and toe-tapping catchy, the cinematography is utterly stunning with gorgeous colours and impressive long takes, and the locations sum up the American dream and the passion the characters hold for Los Angeles. 'La La Land' is by far one of the finest cinema experiences I have had in the past 5-10 years, and although this isn't a film I would typically enjoy (genre-wise), Chazelle has instead crafted one of my favourite films of this decade. A film I would recommend everyone see in the cinema to truly witness the CinemaScope magic.
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