Febr. Falscher Sieger bei "Bester Film"So kam es zur peinlichen Oscar-Panne Doch dann stellt sich heraus: Nicht "La La Land" gewinnt den Oscar. Febr. Die Oscar-Verleihung stand ganz im Zeichen von „La La Land“. In der Nacht zum Montag ( Februar) räumte der Film von Damien. Febr. Der Musical-Film "La La Land" hat bei der diesjährigen Oscar-Verleihung kräftig abgeräumt. Er wurde gleich mit sechs Oscars ausgezeichnet.
Moving to Los Angeles in , Chazelle wrote the screenplay but did not find a studio willing to finance the production without changes to his design.
Following the success of his film Whiplash , the project was picked up by Summit Entertainment. While stuck in Los Angeles traffic, aspiring actress Mia Dolan has a moment of road rage with Sebastian Wilder, a struggling jazz pianist.
During a gig at a restaurant, Sebastian slips into a jazz improvisation despite warnings from the owner to only play songs from a traditional Christmas setlist.
Mia overhears him playing as she passes by. Moved, she enters the restaurant, but Sebastian is fired for his disobedience. As he storms out, Mia attempts to compliment him, but he brushes her off.
Months later, Mia runs into Sebastian at a party where he plays in a s pop cover band. After the gig, the two walk to their cars and lament wasting a lovely night together despite the clear chemistry between them.
Sebastian takes Mia to a jazz club, describing his passion for jazz and his desire to open his own club. Sebastian invites Mia to a screening of Rebel Without a Cause ; Mia accepts, forgetting a commitment with her boyfriend Greg.
Bored with the latter date, she goes to the theater and finds Sebastian as the film begins. The two conclude their evening with a visit to the Griffith Observatory.
Sebastian begins to perform regularly at a jazz club, and the two move in together. The band finds success, but Mia attends one of their concerts and realizes that this is not the type of music Sebastian wants to perform.
The play is a disaster; few people attend, and Mia overhears dismissive comments. Mia is unwilling to forgive Sebastian for missing the play and ends their relationship.
Despondent and unable to pay the theater back, Mia moves back home to Boulder City, Nevada. Sebastian drives to Boulder City and persuades Mia to attend.
Sebastian, confident the audition was a success, encourages Mia to devote herself to film acting. The two profess they will always love each other but are uncertain of their future.
Five years later, Mia is a famous actress and happily married to another man, David, with whom she has a daughter. One night, the couple stumble upon a jazz bar.
When Sebastian notices Mia in the crowd, he plays their love theme on the piano, and a dream sequence unfolds in which the two imagine what might have been had their relationship continued.
Mia shares a poignant smile with Sebastian, then leaves with her husband. Cast list adapted from Fandango. As a drummer, Damien Chazelle has a predilection for musical films.
The two explored the concept in their senior thesis through a low-budget musical about a Boston jazz musician, Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench. Rather than trying to match L.
He said that both films reflect his own experiences as a filmmaker working his way up the Hollywood ladder. Chazelle was unable to produce the film for years as no studio was willing to finance an original contemporary musical, with no familiar songs.
It was also a jazz musical, which The Hollywood Reporter called an "extinct genre". The studio demanded alterations: Chazelle scrapped the project and moved on.
Chazelle later wrote Whiplash , which was an easier concept to sell and a less risky investment. They had been impressed by the critical and commercial success of Whiplash.
Initially, Miles Teller and Emma Watson were slated to star in the leads. Watson dropped out because of a commitment to the musical adaptation of Beauty and the Beast , while Teller departed via long contract negotiations.
Emma Stone plays Mia, a struggling actress in Los Angeles. When she did, she often was turned away after singing or saying just one line.
She met Chazelle in while she was making her Broadway debut in Cabaret. Chazelle and Hurwitz saw her perform on a night when the actress had a cold.
Ryan Gosling plays Sebastian, a jazz pianist. One incident was used for Mia. Gosling was performing a crying scene in an audition and the casting director took a phone call during it, talking about her lunch plans while he was emoting.
Chazelle cast the two immediately after Summit bought the film. The film was choreographed by Mandy Moore.
Rehearsals took place at a production office in Atwater Village, Los Angeles over the span of three to four months, beginning in May Gosling practiced piano in one room, Stone worked with Moore in another, and costume designer Mary Zophres had her own corner of the complex.
Chazelle wanted Los Angeles to be the primary setting for his film, commenting that "there is something very poetic about the city I think, about a city that is built by people with these unrealistic dreams and people who kind of just put it all on the line for that.
It took 40 days to complete shooting, finishing in mid-September The opening pre-credits sequence was the first to be shot,  and was filmed on a closed-off portion of two carpool direct connector ramps of the Judge Harry Pregerson Interchange , connecting the I Carpool Lane to the I Express Lanes, leading to Downtown Los Angeles.
It was filmed in a span of two days, and required over dancers. Production designer David Wasco said, "I thought somebody was going to fall off and get killed.
Chazelle scouted for "old L. One such example was the use of the Angels Flight trolley, built in The funicular had been closed in after a derailment.
Attempts were made to repair and re-open the railway, but to no avail. However, the production team was able to secure permission to use it for a day.
Chazelle and his crew then arranged to have it run for shooting it was re-opened to the public in Production designer Wasco created numerous fake old film posters.
Chazelle occasionally created names for them, deciding to use the title of his first feature, Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench for one poster, which reimagines it as a s musical.
The six-minute-long Prius car scene had to be completed during the brief " magic hour " moment at sunset. It took eight takes and two days to shoot it.
However, Chazelle was very sympathetic towards them, understanding their lack of experience and not minding their errors.
Gosling and Stone also helped create the dialogue of the scene to get it to be one of the more realistic scenes in a film filled with fantasy and fantastical elements.
Chazelle spent nearly a year editing the film with editor Tom Cross , as the two were primarily concerned with getting the tone right.
The film was originally set for a July 15, , release;  however, in March , it was announced the film would be given a limited release starting December 2, , before expanding on December 16, The film went fully wide on January 6, ,  with a release into select IMAX theaters a week later.
Day , finishing 2nd at the box office behind Hidden Figures. Peter Travers of Rolling Stone gave La La Land four stars out of four, describing it as "a hot miracle" and complimenting its musical numbers, particularly the opening scene.
He went on to name it his favorite movie of the year. Scott of The New York Times praised the film, stating that it "succeeds both as a fizzy fantasy and a hard-headed fable, a romantic comedy and a showbiz melodrama, a work of sublime artifice and touching authenticity".
Sebastian has an early moment at a nightclub where he passionately sticks up for the music he loves. It had its time. The film was criticized by some for its treatment of race and jazz.
The actual winner was Moonlight. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. La La Land Theatrical release poster. La La Land soundtrack.
List of accolades received by La La Land. Audiences have followed suit. In such circumstances, you would expect a bit of a backlash , and a La La Land insurgency has duly kicked off.
Both characters have been thought shallow, and chemistry between them has been found lacking. Technique has also been faulted. For some, the narrative sags and the plot fails to convince.
Just why do Seb and Mia break up? Then there is the counterfactual ending. What is it supposed to mean? That they should have stayed together?
Naysayers have made yet more sweeping charges. La La Land has been branded feeble, dull, flat, humourless, bloodless and unengaging.
In fact, these reactions can be traced to a deeper deficiency: Poke your finger through the sugary icing and you find no cake beneath — no heart, no soul, no joy, no warmth, no wonder.
To create the illusion of charm, the film relies not on intrinsic strengths but on external trappings. There is the glamour of its beauteous stars, and recollections of their past, more stirring, pairings.
There is the tinselly glitz of Hollywood and the Californian sunshine. Above all, La La Land depends on parasitising other, better films marinated in the nectar of nostalgia.
When Gosling hangs from a lamp-post, it is to tell you this is Singing in the Rain. La La Land wants you to believe that it shares the joy, humour, tragedy and humanity of such celluloid treasures.
Most of the films referenced are romances. They celebrate love and life. La La Land does the opposite. For the most part, their relationship is glossed over in montage.
Their heart-to-hearts are rendered in stilted cliche. They get together when their careers are failing, and spend their time sharing notes.
The aspirations they pursue instead of each other involve neither duty nor philanthropy, but only self-realisation. City of stars, are you shining just for me?
Mia points out the window from which Bogart and Bergman gazed in Casablanca. That film was about sacrifice for love. In La La Land, love is sacrificed for self.
Of course, its characters are humourless and insensitive: Mia is a cipher because she is just the prisoner of ambition.