The Hollywood musical remains alive and well with films like this beautiful fantasy from young writer-director Damien Chazelle. In her Oscar-winning performance, Emma Stone plays Mia, a young girl with hopes of becoming an actress. Ryan Gosling is Sebastian, a pianist and purist who wants to help fill the world with jazz music. The two share their dreams and fall in love through colorful musical sequences across modern-day Los Angeles. Chazelle references several classic musicals including A Star is Born, An American in Paris, Singin’ in the Rain, On the Town, Top Hat and Jacque Demy’s The Young Girls of Rochefort and The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. Some of them are featured in the Musicals Glorious Musicals thread in this year’s Plaza Classic Film Festival.
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