By Sabrina Berguiristain Kristie Rodriguez
“It's conflict and it's compromise, and it's very, very exciting”
Through his critically acclaimed musical La La Land, Damien Chapelle, director of Whiplash, has revolutionized what it means to be an aspiring artist in modern day society. Los Angeles, the city where dreams are made, is the home to two ambitious artists: Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, a passionate pianist who is determined to open his own jazz club. Both artists quickly form a friendship as they experience different conflicts and struggles to fulfill their dreams.
So why is La La Land such an upstanding film?
The actors of the film, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, outstandingly encompass their characters through their sincere performances. The singing, choreography, and overall soundtrack of La La Land creates a bursts of emotions; for instance, “Another Day Of Sun” opens the movie with an ambience full of hope, joy, and excitement. The cinematography and film style, such as the setting of a dream city combined with bright, colorful wardrobe create a visually pleasing experience and fill the audience with wonder. Moreover, the plot surrounds the main idea that being a visionary has its moments of triumphs and troubles; something that people of all ages can strongly relate to. Overall, the film La La Land dedicates itself to dreamers, creators, and innovators while shedding light on the sacrifices they make in order to do what they are truly passionate of.