The second trailer for La La Land is here and despite the odds it’s as stunning and wonderfully dreamy as the first trailer. This time we have a song titled Audition that Emma Stone sings as this trailer focuses on her character, Mia’s perspective. Without further ado:
And here is the first trailer that features Ryan Gosling’s character, Sebastian, singing City of Stars (which I may or may not have played on a loop for hours on end and whistled for days as I dreamed of the possibilities of life).
I will be completely honest with you, these are some of the most perfectly beautiful trailers I have ever seen.
Here’s why the La La Land trailers are great…
Quite simply, these trailers encompass what love is; hopeful, romantic, dreamy, vibrant, and sad. Love can make you smile ear to ear while you fight back the swelling of tears at the same time. It’s why we do the majority of the stupid things we do in this life. It’s why we fight. The fact that La La Land has done this not once, but twice, is uncanny.
Focusing on Mia this second time is a smart move because it now covers both of our leads while also still feeling cohesively familiar to the first trailer that focused more on Sebastian. The lyrics to Mia’s song are simple and profound, much like the trailers have been.
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
The absolute control of marketing and clear vision is evident here. Director Damien Chazelle (Whiplash) has me convinced that we may have something special on our hands, for our eyes, and to keep in our hearts come this December… Also, even for me, that was some sensitive shit.
Here’s the latest poster/album art for La La Land.
La La Land opens in limited release December 2nd and wide December 16th.