vice | 'la la land' is the nostalgic musical millennials have been waiting for
With his new film, Damian Chazelle created a musical for a younger generation of dreamers.
Mia: It feels really nostalgic to me.
Sebastian: That's the point.
Mia: Are people going to like it?
Sebastian: Fuck 'em.
So say the star-crossed lovers Mia (Emma Stone) and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) in La La Land, regarding the one-woman show that aspiring actress Mia's written for herself to star in. And one could imagine the same conversation between her and the aspirant jazz pianist taking place about the film itself, as director Damien Chazelle's Technicolor triumph is a nostalgia-induced revival of classic Hollywood musicals. Read more...