The Dreamers of Dreams Episode 1: La La Land


Welcome to the first episode of our non-Disney commentary series, The Dreamers of Dreams! Much like its sister series, Dreamers of Dreams allows your CommentEARS to offer cultural analysis, personal stories, and production trivia on classic and contemporary films. And what better film to share with dreamers than the 2016 musical La La Land? The fools who dream with you during this commentary are Albert “It’s the Wine Talking” Gutierrez, Pedro “Here’s Another Compliment About Oscar-Winning Actress Emma Stone” Hernandez, and Zack “Tom Everett Scott” Paslay. Each one brings something unique to this track, with particular focus on film history, character analysis, and professional performance experience. Listen in as they reflect on how Sebastian and Mia’s dramatic moments mirror real life, the constant re-invention of classic musical tropes, and the potential future of movie musicals thanks to the film’s success. Regardless how one feels about the ending, the dream is alive for two glorious hours of unbridled passion for jazz, Oscar-winning performances, and debatable cuddle factors of the leads.


Instructions on Syncing Up This Commentary with Your Copy of the Film:


Both the film and commentary track run the same length. To maximize your enjoyment of this commentary, press play on both film and commentary together. Please note that the actual discussion will not begin immediately, but will start at the 17-second mark, when the film narrative truly begins. You can also right-click here and select “Save As” to download our mp3 of this commentary for portable listening.


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