Finally made my way down to Picturehouse Central last night to see La La Land (which is amazing and fantastic etc etc.) The director himself even dropped in after the screening - apparently this was a planned Q & A that I had not read about on the website... which was pretty exciting. People asked some important question such as 'what kind of cake was Ryan Gosling baking in that scene?'.
Little White Lies has put together a list of films to watch before you see the film - I only managed to squeeze in Singin' in The Rain before I went, but will now work my way through this list of 'toe-tapping classics'.
Another Kelly and Donen collaboration (the pair’s second of three), this one needs little introduction. Just as La La Land is a musical for the digital age, with jokes about the declining quality of movies and musical numbers being interrupted by ringing phones, Singin’ in the Rain is about cinema at a similar time of transition. There’s references aplenty to this in La La Land, most noticeably in a montage of auditions for bad projects and a whirlwind sequence towards the end of the film.