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Love is co-creation through co-narration. The co- is central to that. Last year's two most acclaimed films, Moonlight and La La Land , subverted the other love story central to Western society: the Hollywood romance. What should we reconsider about that tale? That being in love is not a choice we make once; it's a choice we make multiple times. In Adam and Eve, the first key moment is not when they meet. It's when Eve eats the fruit and decides to go back to Adam, and Adam chooses companionship over dutythat's the second choice. When they leave Eden, that's the third choice. After their son Cain kills their son Abel, that's the biggest choice: showing resilience to have another child and fulfill God's mandate. What's the most loving moment in Hamilton? After he's cheated, after their son has been killed in a duel. In It's Quiet UptownI've listened to that song maybe 500 times, and it wasn't until I went back after this book that I heard the last lyric, Forgiveness, can you imagine? It's an act of imagination, an act of commitment and ultimately an act of love to re-choose someone after a difficult time.
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Many of the questions surrounding that Oscars Best Picture" blunder have been answered, except this one: Why was Ryan Gosling giggling to himself during the fracas? While those watching were aghast, and the cast and crew of La La Land looked shocked, there was Gosling ever-so-slightly amused by the moment. Well, we finally have some answers from the man himself. SEE ALSO: Ansel Elgort's cover of the unofficial 'La La Land' anthem is the song you didn't know you needed It turns out he was just relieved. The 36-year-old actor recounted the moment in front of marketing types at the Adobe Summit in Las Vegas on Wednesday. Read more... More about Cereal , Vine , Oscars , Oscars 2017 , and Ryan Gosling
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Need a pick-me-up to get you through the day? Ansel Elgort is here for you. The actorand EDM DJ turned burgeoning pop star gave the world exactly what it was missing all this time: a cover of Ryan Gosling's song "City of Stars" from the film that didn't win Best Picture at the Oscars, La La Land . SEE ALSO: 'La La Land' as an 8-bit video game wins the Oscar for cuteness A crystal necklace dangling from his neck and an awesome shirt on his body, Elgort plays a piano while crooning along to the film's gentlest number, a far cry from his track " Thief ." Little cover "City of Stars" from La La Land. A post shared by Ansel Elgort (@ansel) on Mar 21, 2017 at 11:33am PDT Read more... More about Cover Song , La La Land , Ansel Elgort , Watercooler , and Conversations
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The brains behind An American in Paris are glad the film has revived interest in Hollywood musicals.
BoingBoing
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This Vox video illustrates the fact that type design was the true culprit in last month's Oscars cockup, and how easy it would have been to prevent. But backslapping award shows are only the beginning of bad design when it comes to type. The 2017 Oscars ended with a pretty shocking mix-up. Announcer Warren Beatty incorrectly named La La Land as the Best Picture winner, and the mistake wasn't revealed until crew members had already started giving their acceptance speeches. A lot of things went wrong for the snafu to happen the way it did. But what if typography was one of them? A better announcement card design could have made for a very different Academy Awards show — not to mention a much less embarrassing Miss Universe show for Steve Harvey back in 2015. But the implications of bad typography don't end there: poorly designed ballots in the 2000 presidential election arguably could have swayed the outcome, and illegible type on medicine bottles could be causing nearly 500,000 cases of drug misuse per year in the U.
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When it comes to evaluating the financial performance of top movies, it isn't about what a film grosses at the box office. The true tale is told when production budgets, P&A, talent participations and other costs collide with box office grosses and ancillary revenues from VOD to DVD and TV. To get close to that mysterious end of the equation, Deadline is repeating our Most Valuable Blockbuster tournament , using data culled by seasoned and trusted sources. LA LA LAND Lions...
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The Weinstein Company 's Lion crossed $50M this weekend, becoming the fifth title among the year's Best Picture nominees to surpass that box office threshold. Nominated for six Oscars, Lion grossed $784K in 621 theaters on its 17th weekend, taking its cume to $50,050,614. With a weekend per-theater-average of $1,262, Lion lands 11th in the overall box office, just above Lionsgate's La La Land , which took in $530K in 585 locations Friday to Sunday. "We're so proud of this...
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Coco is the latest collaboration from Disney Pixar and focuses on a little boy with big music aspiration. Twelve-year-old Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez) defies his family's ban on music to become a proficient guitarist like his hero Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt). Coco is the new animated film from Disney Pixar [Disney Pixar] But the young boy finds himself in the Land of the Dead with just his dog and trickster Hector (Gael García Bernal) for company ...
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Variety
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Many would agree that this year’s Academy Awards ceremony featured more drama than a number of the films up for Oscars. But the shocking mix-up that initially gave the best picture award to “La La Land” instead of “Moonlightovershadowed an earlier embarrassing gaffe when the Academy ran the wrong photo during its In Memoriam... Read more »
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One night, she and her husband unwittingly end up in a jazz bar and she soon discovers that it belongs to Sebastian. So he had also achieved his dream. When Sebastian takes the stage to play the piano he spots Mia in the crowd and both are pensive. Sebastian begins to play their love theme, prompting the two to imagine "what could have been" if everything went their way and they ended up together as a couple. When the song ends, Mia feels she has to leave before emotions surface. Before departing, she takes one last look at Sebastian and they both give an approving nod but with a sad smile to each other. The ending scene is the most touching moment of all. Besides the beautiful romance, music and great acting, what are the important lessons of life from the film? The first lesson is that, like Sebastian and Mia, we must have our own dreams in life.
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WHEN I heard and read about the raving reviews and the outstanding film awards for the latest and probably best musical blockbuster from Hollywood, and as a music lover myself, I had to see it, no matter how busy I was. It was a fun, entertaining and well-choreographed show, the music was superb and the scenes were so innocently and politely romantic, all done in good taste, even for more conservative audiences. In the "City of Stars" (also the name of the theme song), also known as La La Land (name of the film) or Los Angeles, the Hollywood city known for "destroying hopes and breaking hearts", Boy (Sebastian, a dedicated jazz musician) meets Girl (Mia, an aspiring actress) in a number of coincidental events and after a series of humorous hiccups, fall in love with each other. Both are idealistic and broke but manage to earn a living to support their simple lifestyle while working towards their dreams, for Sebastian to own a jazz club and Mia to become a successful actress.
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So, perhaps you've heard: La La Land didn't win best picture at the Oscars. But if every cloud has a silver lining, this one might be called golden: The Emma Stone-Ryan Gosling musical, which did win six Oscars, has been racking up box office numbers remarkable for a musicalnearly $417 million globally so far, according to comScore, a marketing analytics firm — and even more for an original one with no previously known songs or story. Damien Chazelle's eye-popping, toe-tapping creation ranks third in all live-action film musicals, behind Mamma Mia! (2008) and Les Miserables (2012), neither of them original. "That's big-time money," said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at comScore. "At times, the musical genre has been marginalized or not taken seriously. But this is serious business." 'Beauty' blockbuster expected It's enough to make a musical fan break into sudden, joyful song, perhaps on the way to the multiplex, where this weekend Emma Watson's Beauty and the Beast is expected to have a huge, $120 million-style opening.
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The Shadow Chancellor asked him to fill the gap without reducing spending or increasing taxes. Does trick possible. Of course, he's right to draw a-- La-la Land. The honourable gentleman opposite doesn't believe in fiscal neutrality. Well, he says dear me. I repeat, Mr Speaker, I repeat Mr Speaker.
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Director Lee Unkrich ( Toy Story 3 ) is certainly not the first director to make a film about Dia de los Muertos, but hes the first to give it that Pixar touch. The first teaser trailer for Coco , featuring an all-Latino voice cast, reveals the animation giants lush musical jaunt through the Land of the Dead, led by newcomer Anthony Gonzalez. The first dazzling footage previews the story of Miguel (Gonzalez), whose obsession with music far outweighs his familys confounding generations-long ban on the craft. Dreaming of becoming a performer, the young boy visits the resting place of his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt), where he borrows the guitar hanging above his grave. However, because its the Day of the Dead, his actions propel him into the Land of the Dead where hell meet his great-great-relatives and learn the mystery of his family.