La La Land’s Love Letters to Movie Classics

Posted on December 28, 2016 at 1:22 pm

In Slate, Aisha Harris has a very comprehensive list of the movies that inspired writer/director Damien Chazelle in creating the musical romance, “La La Land,” from the more obvious (“Singin’ in the Rain,” “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg”) to the more arcane (“Boogie Nights?”). I enjoyed especially her comments on “Funny Face” and the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers films, and her notice of the word “parapluie” (French for “umbrella”) in one of the scenes on the studio lot.

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