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Ryan Gosling Its all him according to an interview: "In fact, there's not a single close-up shot of [the character] Sebastian's hands in the entire movie that's a piano double," director Damien Chazelle said at a press event for the movie. "It's all Ryan." Even John Legend, who has a smaller part in the film, was impressed: "I was ...


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The film melted on the projector. This happened from time to time when physical film was used during projection in a movie theater. Because Mia and Sebastian were watching a classic film at a (presumably) old theater (remember that it's closed down later in the movie), it was being shown on an older film projector rather than being projected digitally. This ...


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I have not yet seen the movie myself, but as far as I understand its nothing more than product placement. "As well as scenes of the film’s star Mia (Stone) being stuck in LA traffic behind the wheel of her Prius, one of the most memorable and talked about moments in the film is when she & Sebastian are trying to her parked car after a Hollywood ...


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According to a recent IndieWIRE interview with Damien Chazelle by Anne Thompson for Thompson on the Oscars, it was inspired by Mary Poppins: Next up, the La La Land crew are off to Paris to show the movie to Michel Legrand, who wrote all the Jacques Demy music. They got a kick out of meeting Mary Poppins songwriter Richard M. Sherman. That sequence of ...


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This type of equipment is still in use today. I live in a neighborhood in Los Angeles where many things are filmed. (We receive flyers from FilmLA saying there will be a shoot next Tuesday on your street and traffic will be stopped for 2 minutes at a time during shooting... etc.) I have sometimes seen lights like those being used in the last 5 years. I don't ...


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While @sanpaco correctly mentions that the singing is real, he is incorrect about the piano sequences. In particular, according to Justin Hurwitz: Hurwitz was wowed by Gosling’s commitment to learning the piano, specifically seeming to play the elaborate jazz solos laid down by veteran L.A. pianist Randy Kerber. “There are no CGI hands, no piano doubles, he ...


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It is the cinematic realization of figures of speech for falling in love such as lighthearted and head in the clouds and in their own (beautiful) world.


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