Writer/director Damien Chazelle (Whiplash) pays homage to and modernizes the American musical with his acclaimed new film La La Land.
“It was about trying to use real locations, use a lot of real spaces, then try to dress them up and make them feel a little more magical,” Chazelle tells Where to Watch. “But the whole idea was to make sure we never lost sight of that kind of realistic setting where it did still feel like the city we knew. Once you put this kind of music on any kind of LA freeway, it does do something. We also wanted to make sure the camera work had a certain lyricism to it, the color palette was really saturated and rich, those kind of details.”
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