So far we’ve been shown two very similar trailers for this La La Land, the love story of a jazz pianist and an aspiring actress. We’ve seen many a love film in the past which follows a standard form. Boy meets girl, they fall in love and overcome an obstacle preventing them from being together. So, why should La La Land excite us as a truly great film? Perhaps it’s because director Damien Chazelle seems to have reinvented a classic style to make a love story that offers more than the standard romance.
This is a Musical!
This summer we got our first look at two trailers for the film. One of which contains a song performed by lead actor, Ryan Gosling, while the other has a performance from lead actress Emma Stone. This already gives a whole new dynamic on the characters. With a love story, we want to understand what each person is really feeling, and I think we’re going to get great insight into those people through their songs and the music, instead of the usual stereotypes of a ‘ditsy blonde’ and an uncharacteristic ‘tough guy’.