Tapi perjuangan mengejar mimpi sebenarnya tetap menjadi topik dan tema utama film ini, itu sebabnya kisah La la land tidak sama seperti drama musikal pada umumnya. , 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-105 Carpool Lane to the I-110 Express Lanes, leading to Downtown Los Angeles. John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt, Finn Wittrock, and J. K. Simmons also star. It also received a record-tying fourteen nominations at the 89th Academy Awards, winning in six categories, including Best Director for Chazelle and Best Actress for Stone.  About An American in Paris, Chazelle commented: "That's a movie that we just pillaged. Sign up for Insider Select. , Emma Stone plays Mia, a struggling actress in Los Angeles. Sebastian, confident the audition was a success, encourages Mia to devote herself to acting. , Initially, Miles Teller and Emma Watson were slated to star as the leads. As a drummer, Damien Chazelle has a predilection for musical films. After moving to Los Angeles in 2010, Chazelle wrote the screenplay but did not find a studio willing to finance the production without changes to his design. German comedians Joko Winterscheidt and Klaas Heufer-Umlauf arranged for a Ryan Gosling impersonator to be awarded the "Best International Film" prize for La La Land.  After the cast and crew of La La Land took the stage, it took the show's producers more than two minutes and nearly three speeches to fix the mistake.  Lionsgate's Patrick Wachsberger, who previously had worked on the Step Up franchise, pushed Chazelle to increase the film's budget since he felt high-quality musicals could not be made cheaply.  Chazelle was moved by the tradition of 1920s city symphony films, such as Manhattan (1921) and Man with a Movie Camera (1929), that paid tribute to cities. |  Stone has loved musicals since she saw Les Misérables when she was eight years old. La La Land premiered at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival on August 31, 2016, and was released in the United States on December 9, 2016. When she did, she often was turned away after singing or saying just one line. – La La Land, 2017. During a gig at a restaurant, Sebastian slips into a jazz improvisation, despite warnings from the owner to only play traditional Christmas pieces.  The film won in the categories of Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress in a Leading Role (for Stone), Best Cinematography, and Best Film Music. Its other nominations were Best Picture, Best Actor (for Gosling), Best Original Screenplay, Best Film Editing, Best Costume Design, a second nomination for Best Original Song ("Audition (The Fools Who Dream)"), Best Sound Editing, and Best Sound Mixing.  The following week, the film had its wide expansion to 734 theaters, grossing $5.8 million for the weekend (including $4 million on Christmas Day and $9.2 million over the four days), and finishing 8th at the box office. , She met Chazelle in 2014 while she was making her Broadway debut in Cabaret. In that scene, he speaks for the director.  The film won in all seven categories for which it was nominated, setting a record for the most Golden Globes won by a single film, namely Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Best Director, Best Actor – Comedy or Musical (for Gosling), Best Actress – Comedy or Musical (for Stone), Best Screenplay, Best Original Score, and Best Original Song ("City of Stars") breaking the record One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest set for the most wins.  He conceived the film when he was a student at Harvard University with his classmate Justin Hurwitz. It won a record-breaking seven awards from its seven nominations at the 74th Golden Globes and received eleven nominations at the 70th British Academy Film Awards, winning five awards, including Best Film. Sebastian receives a call from a prominent casting director who attended Mia's play and invites her to audition for an upcoming film. , The rest of the cast – J. K. Simmons, Sonoya Mizuno, Jessica Rothe, Callie Hernandez, Finn Wittrock, Rosemarie DeWitt, John Legend, Jason Fuchs, Meagen Fay – were announced between July and August 2015. Unwilling to forgive Sebastian for missing the play and their previous argument, Mia ends their relationship and moves back home to Boulder City.  In its second week of limited release, the film expanded to 200 theaters and grossed $4.1 million, finishing 7th at the box office. That night, Mia's roommates take her to a lavish party in the Hollywood Hills, promising her that someone in the crowd could jump-start her career; after her car is towed, she has to walk home in disappointment. The two profess that they will always love each other but part ways to follow their dreams. It stars Ryan Gosling as a jazz pianist and Emma Stone as an aspiring actress, who meet and fall in love while pursuing their dreams in Los Angeles. Not every portion of the highway was blocked. , Chazelle later wrote Whiplash, which was an easier concept to sell and a less risky investment. , Chazelle spent nearly a year editing the film with editor Tom Cross, as the two were primarily concerned with getting the tone right. A leading-edge research firm focused on digital transformation.  The South China Morning Post remarked that aside from its racial treatment of jazz, much of the public criticism was towards the film being “a little dull”, the two leads' singing and dancing being considered unexceptional, and the lack of nuance in Stone's character, with Gosling's occasionally seen as insufferable.  Deadline Hollywood calculated the net profit of the film to be $68.25 million, when factoring together all expenses and revenues for the film, making it one of the top 20 most profitable releases of 2016. Sebastian drives to Boulder City and persuades Mia to attend. ", "Universal/Blumhouse's 'Get Out' Now Grabbing A $30M+ Opening", "Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling's 'La La Land' gets rave reviews in Venice", "Venice audiences enchanted by 'La La Land, "Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Damien Chazelle's 'La La Land' Wow Venice", "La La Land Stuns at the Venice Film Festival", "Forget About Being Oscar Best Pic Rivals, 'La La Land' & 'Hidden Figures' Are In A B.O.  It was the third- and sixth-highest scoring film released in 2016 on each respective site. , The film was choreographed by Mandy Moore.  She studied pom dancing as a child, with a year of ballet. Mia shares a poignant smile with Sebastian, then leaves with her husband. She accuses him of abandoning his dreams, while he claims that she liked him more when he was unsuccessful. While stuck in Los Angeles traffic, aspiring actress Mia Dolan has a moment of road rage with Sebastian Wilder, a struggling jazz pianist.  The style and tone of the film were inspired by Jacques Demy's The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and The Young Girls of Rochefort, especially the latter, which was more dance and jazz-oriented. Sebastian arrives at Mia's workplace, and she shows him around the Warner Bros. backlot, where she works as a barista, while explaining her passion for acting. Gosling practiced piano in one room, Stone worked with Moore in another, and costume designer Mary Zophres had her own corner of the complex. , At the 89th Academy Awards, La La Land received a leading six awards, including Best Director, Best Actress (for Stone), Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, Best Original Song ("City of Stars"), and Best Production Design. , 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. , La La Land had its world premiere as the Venice Film Festival's opening night film on August 31, 2016. During the band's first tour, Mia and Sebastian have an argument. Bored with the latter date, she goes to the theater and finds him as the film begins. Technical Specs, City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Société Nouvelle d'Exploitation de la Tour Eiffel, The International Brotherhood of Teamsters.  He wrote the screenplay for La La Land in 2010, when the film industry seemed out of reach for him. The film went fully wide on January 6, 2017, with a release into select IMAX theaters a week later.  Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune similarly lauded the opening sequence, in addition to highlighting Stone's performance, stating "she's reason enough to see La La Land." Official Sites  Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A–" on an A+ to F scale, while PostTrak reported audiences gave an 81% overall positive score and a 93% "definite recommend". "La La Land," written and directed by Damien Chazelle ("Whiplash"), pays homage to classic movies and the greats that came long before Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone were stars. La La Land was praised for Chazelle's screenplay and direction, Gosling and Stone's performances, the musical score, musical numbers, visuals, cinematography, and production design.  The film also makes visual allusions to Hollywood classics such as Broadway Melody of 1940, Singin' in the Rain, The Band Wagon, and An American in Paris.  A year later, when Whiplash earned five Oscar nominations at the 87th Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and grossed nearly $50 million worldwide off a $3.3 million production budget, Chazelle and his project began to attract attention from studios. Noticing the logo she had once designed, Mia realizes that Sebastian has opened his own club. " Writing for The Boston Globe in December 2016, Ty Burr summarized the effectiveness of the film to relate to audiences stating: "...the movie traffics in the bittersweet happiness of treasuring things that are vanishing, like the unrealized future imagined in the climactic dance number, or those inky, star-filled dance floors that go on forever in old movies, or Hollywood musicals themselves. The two conclude their evening with a romantic visit to the Griffith Observatory. In fact, both actors have admitted to studying the classic film musicals while preparing for their own roles in the award-winning movie. The website's critical consensus reads, "La La Land breathes new life into a bygone genre with thrillingly assured direction, powerful performances, and an irresistible excess of heart. La La Land is a 2016 American musical romantic drama film written and directed by Damien Chazelle. It was an increase of 366% from the previous week and good for a per-theater of $20,510. However, Chazelle was very sympathetic towards them, understanding their lack of experience and not minding their errors. A dream sequence unfolds in which the two imagine what might have been had their relationship thrived alongside their careers. Release Dates  The review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gives the film an approval rating of 91% based on 458 reviews, with an average rating of 8.65/10. Filming & Production  She moved to Hollywood with her mother at the age of 15 to pursue a career, and struggled constantly to get an audition during her first year.