La La Land: Incepting The Dream Ballet Finale | Film Analysis

In this video essay, Take Me To Your Cinema discusses Damien Chazelle’s La La Land, highlighting Chazelle’s strategy for building and releasing tension in order to subvert our expectations early on in the film and lay the groundwork for the dream ballet that coalesces at the film’s finale.

 

 

 


Building Tension & Suspense


Directing Openings & Endings


Setups & Payoffs


Contemporary Musicals


Romantic Drama


Damien Chazelle


La La Land