PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Music
While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future.
Damien Chazelle collaborated intently with cinematographer Linus Sandgren for the movie. Sandgren is known for his work with David O. Russell on American Hustle and Joy. Jordan Hurwitz comments: "The camera had to have a very specific energy in this film...and we knew Linus had the skills to bring that." Sundgren notes: "Damien wanted to make an old-fashioned film in a very modern way where the camera is more fluid." There were many technical challenges. They shot on 4-perf anamorphic 35mm film. This meant the camera had to be reloaded with film every ten minutes. On top of that Chazelle wanted to shoot big production numbers in single takes, what Sundgren calls "Unbroken reality".
The Boulder City, NV library is not named "Del Prado Library"; it is "Boulder City Public Library". "Del Prado" is the name of a street in Boulder City.
There is a title card at the very beginning that says "Presented in CinemaScope."
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