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