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" There's lots! Of course there are. I could be singing that soundtrack endlessly since seeing the film. I thought it was really charming. I thnk Damien Chazelle has done an absolutely brilliant job. I would recommend anybody saw it. It's bitter-sweet. It does have a strong poignant thread of sadness, which is what makes the joyful element more joyful. I loved it.
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A over a month ago, Ryan Gosling LITERALLY swept Ellen DeGeneres off her feet when he stopped by her show to promote La La Land. But did you know the musical flick almost starred the comedienne?! On Wednesday, DeGeneres shared a "behind-the-scenes trailer" for Ryan's movie which Ellen revealed just before showing the clip that Emma Stone wasn't the producers' first choice -- it was actually the beloved daytime host! Video: La La Land Stars Emma Stone & Ryan Spill On Her Dirty Dancing Meltdown!' The HIGHlarious trailer shows director Damien Chazelle and producer Marc Platt talking about the AH-Mazing chemistry between RyGos and Ellen as it cuts to clips of Ryan holding the funny woman! LOLz! Ch-ch-check out what it might be like to see Ellen star alongside Ryan in La La Land ( above) and remember to be thankful she didn't get cast -- or Miles Teller and Emma Watson for that matter !
TIME - Top Stories
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The romantic movie musical La La Land has become a runaway success and Oscar favorite . But while both Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling took home Golden Globes for their lead performances as the lovestruck couple pursuing their dreams, they weren't always the actors chosen to play the ambitious duoor at least, not according to a spoof on The Ellen Show. It turns out Emma Stone was not their first choice, the comedian deadpanned on her show, cutting to an alternative trailer featuring herself playing the lead female role, Mia. When we were casting up the movie, part of the appeal to me was that, you know they're going to be a couple, director Damien Chazelle explains in the clip. You can see them and imagine them together. Cue Gosling sweeping DeGeneres up into his arms. You have two actors who have an onscreen chemistry that I think is one for the ages, adds producer Marc Platt.
TIME - News
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The romantic movie musical La La Land has become a runaway success and Oscar favorite . But while both Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling took home Golden Globes for their lead performances as the lovestruck couple pursuing their dreams, they weren't always the actors chosen to play the ambitious duoor at least, not according to a spoof on The Ellen Show. It turns out Emma Stone was not their first choice, the comedian deadpanned on her show, cutting to an alternative trailer featuring herself playing the lead female role, Mia. When we were casting up the movie, part of the appeal to me was that, you know they're going to be a couple, director Damien Chazelle explains in the clip. You can see them and imagine them together. Cue Gosling sweeping DeGeneres up into his arms. You have two actors who have an onscreen chemistry that I think is one for the ages, adds producer Marc Platt.
Evening Standard - Showbiz
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BBC News 24
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.. People have said they are no Fred and Ginger. No, they are not meant to be. Damien Chazelle said he wanted to make something that has the magical of musicals but also had its feet on the ground. It had the texture of real life. I think it does have that. I thought it was utterly charming. Plus, most importantly, it is not afraid to be melancholy or poignant, it is not just everything is tied up neatly, it is.
BBC News 24
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So, Damien Chazelle's swooning tribute to classic old Hollywood musicals of Singin' in the Rain and also things like Umbrellas of Cherbourg. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling are the star-crossed pair who meet in an LA traffic jam. It's a fantastic opening. A wonderful song and dance number. He is a hardcore jazz freak, she is an aspiring actress. They hate each other at the beginning but gradually the relationship begins to thaw and they become friends and possibly something more.
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BBC News 24
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A really hard thing to do! And she does it brilliantly. I thought the song and dance numbers were well choreographed, I loved the lyrics, I love the way in which... People have said they are no Fred and Ginger. No, they are not meant to be. Damien Chazelle said he wanted to make something that has the magical of musicals but also had its feet on the ground. It had the texture of real life.
BBC News 24
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La La Land. Yeah, you've seen this is coming out, you've seen the poster. I have seen it. I've seen the film. Oh, you've seen the film, oh great, fantastic. So, Damien Chazelle's swooning tribute to classic old Hollywood musicals of Singin' in the Rain and also things like Umbrellas of Cherbourg. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling are the star-crossed pair who meet in an LA traffic jam.
BBC News 24
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I thought the song and dance numbers were well choreographed, I loved the lyrics, I love the way in which... People have said they are no Fred and Ginger. They are not meant to be. Damien Chazelle said he wanted to make something that has the magical of musicals but also had its feet on the ground. It has the texture of real life. I think it does have that.
BBC News 24
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I loved it. You and everybody else. I went into it thinking, the problem is everybody said it is so good it will be a disappointment and it isn't. It is really, really good. Firstly, this is Damien Chazelle's second musical. He made another one before, he made Whiplash which was drums as a war movie. Full Metal Hi-Hat we called it.
BBC News 24
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And Manchester By The Sea, with the standout performance by Casey Affleck. La La Land. You have seen this. I've seen it. It seemed a film. Fantastic. Damien Chazelle's swooning tribute to classic old Hollywood musicals. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling of the star-crossed pair who meet in an LA traffic jam. It's a fantastic opening. A wonderful song and dance number. He is a hardcore jazz freak, she is an aspiring actress. They hate each other when they meet but they become friends and will possibly become more.
Daily Star - Movies
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AFTER the brilliant jazz drama Whiplash, I was looking forward to seeing what young director Damien Chazelle would do for an encore.
BBC News 24
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I thought the song and dance numbers were well choreographed, I loved the lyrics, I love the way in which... People have said they are no Fred and Ginger. They are not meant to be. Damien Chazelle said he wanted to make something that has the magical of musicals but also had its feet on the ground.
BBC News 24
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You and everybody else. I went into it thinking, the problem is everybody said it is so good it will be a disappointment and it isn't. It is really, really good. Firstly, this is Damien Chazelle's second musical. He made another one before, he made Whiplash which was drums as a war movie.
BBC News 24
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La La Land. You have seen this. Fantastic. Damien Chazelle's swooning tribute to classic old Hollywood musicals. Singing in the rain and Umbrellas of Cherbourg. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling of the star-crossed pair who meet in an LA traffic jam. It's a fantastic opening. A wonderful song and dance number. He is a jazz player, she is an aspiring actress. They hate each other when they meet but they become friends and will possibly become more.
China Daily
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For a man whose movies burst with bravado and swagger, Damien Chazelle is disarmingly shy, but the filmmaker is finding himself increasingly in the spotlight as the awards pile up.
BBC News 24
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They are not meant to be. Damien Chazelle said he wanted to make something that has the magical of musicals but also had its feet on the ground. I think it does have that. I thought it was utterly charming.
BBC News 24
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It is really, really good. Firstly, this is Damien Chazelle's second musical. Before, he made whiplash which was drums as a war movie. From the beginning, it said it was resented in CinemaScope and the screen opens up into this glorious Cinemascope, digital colours.
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