Friday, February 9, 2018

glam / anti-glam quotes (11 of ??)

“Here’s to the ones who dream, foolish as they may seem. Here’s to the hearts that ache; here’s to the mess we make.”

Mia: "Maybe I'm not good enough".

Sebastian: "Yes, you are."

Mia: "Maybe I'm not. It's like a pipe dream." 

Sebastian: "This is the dream. It's conflict and it's compromise and it's very, very exciting." 

how much do i hate La La Land? let me count the ways

the weak, weak songs - very milky-toast indeed

the weaker singing

that embarrassing tap dancing

the way the movie has its critique and eats it 

(“That’s L.A.—they worship everything and they value nothing”)

while still promoting the fame-chase ideology

the way it congratulates itself on avoiding the happy romantic ending (while having the "they achieve their career dreams" happy ending)

then there's the retroizm running through the whole thing

the "jazz"

the meta-showbiz aspect

(not so much "an ode to Hollywood as much as it is an ode to these kind of odes" says Rich Juziak - referencing the director's inspiration from Singing in the Rain - without either the rain or the singing - also minus the pzazz, the panache, the razzle, the dazzle, the humanity, the humour, or the deep intelligence. and very minus the astonishing dancing and great tunes)

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