The Creative Crew of 'La La Land' Discuss the Musical's Production Decisions

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The crew of Damien Chazelle's La La Land provides insight to IndieWire on the making of the acclaimed new musical that already has awards season buzz.

Editor Tom Cross discusses the inclusion of a Busby Berkeley-esque opening number, which almost didn't make the final cut. “That was a great exercise because we realized how important that opening scene was,” he says. “If you want the audience to accept the musical format, you need to announce that at the very beginning.”

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