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Entries in The Young Girls of Rochefort (2)

Sunday
Nov 25 2018

The Circle of Tweet

AND A GOOD TWEET IT IS,TOO.

curated tweets for you after the jump involvingAngels in America,the cgi-animated remake ofThe Lion King,Widows,and a lot of obsessing overThe Favouritewhich happens to be our new pasttime as well...

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Friday
Jan 06 2017

La La Demy Land

Now thatLa La Landis in wide release word of mouth from regular moviegoers (rather than critics) keeps expanding.As expected with Best Picture frontrunners,not all of it is kind.This unique and ravishing film has begun to suffer from the inevitable backlash.  Some of my musical theater friends are balking that neither star is a great singer,the songs aren't sophisticated,and it doesn't honor Hollywood musicals in the way they'd expected.


To harp on these issues misses the point of what director Damien Chazelle has created.  It's true that neither Emma Stone nor Ryan Gosling have Broadway-caliber singing voices,and it's also true that future composers of musical theater are likelier to study Sondheim than Justin Hurwitz.  But Chazelle isn't making a Broadway show,he's crafting a wholly-original tone for a film,stealing bits and pieces from a wide variety of sources,and doesn't seem interested in making a purely traditional Hollywood musical.

Chazelle has spoken in interviews about how the single greatest influence onLa La Landwere the two musical films of French director Jacques Demy:The Umbrellas of Cherbourg,andThe Young Girls of Rochefort...

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