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
Gosling notes that the costumes Zophres dressed him in helped him to walk the line between a 1940's and contemporary sensibility. For the big dance numbers, Zophres focused on form but also function dressing her leads in clothing that swings, swirls and looks even more striking amidst the high-flying performances. Zophres notes that when she was researching for the film and watching Gene Kelly musicals, she would notice that, when they went into dance routines, you can see the lining in the clothes change to something lighter, less heavy. Zophres referenced her huge collection of magazines including Life and Vogue from the 1930's onward to get ideas for the lead character's costumes. See more »
When Mia and roommates are getting ready to go out, one of her roommates pulls out a strappy blue dress and gives to Mia to wear. Mia dances and sings with the dress insinuating that she is going to wear it out that evening.
When the girls all are finished getting ready and head out Mia is seen wearing a completely different blue dress that looks nothing like the one she was handed by her roommate.
It is same color, but different style of dress altogether. See more »
My Most Memorable Cinematic Experience Since Star Wars - when I was six
The last time, I felt like this, in a cinema, I was six years old and I was watching Star Wars. I never imagined, I would ever find that feeling again in a cinema. That sense of being transported to another world.
The opening sequence took my breath away and I never got it back. Not even at the end - which left my head spinning. It is a beautiful film with soul, wit, charm, style and love. It is simply outrageous! Bold and fantastic and fantastical.
I am a straight man but my love for Ryan Gosling could change all that. He's a melancholy genius and Emma Stone is our muse.
This film defies genre. It is a masterpiece. I urge you to see it. I was lucky enough to see it at the BFI London Film Festvial.
It has been five days since I saw La La Land and I am still thinking about it and singing the haunting refrain that plays with your soul. I mean it gets in there - that music - the music of the firmament. Flying still, dreaming still... thank you Damien.
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