ReviewDecember, 15th 2016
A girl sings about the mess that is possible to be made and the feeling of nothingness when you're in love with a guy (or a girl, if you’re a guy) you just met maybe hours or days ago, and when you see him and he sees you, you both have a feeling like it is no ceiling above and you literally soar under the sky. In the scene, it is a strong sensation that there are strips behind their backs, which were removed technically at the post-processing stage. Maybe this moment was not good enough rehearsed by the heroes of the musical. But leaving one this small aspect aside we see only the pure misunderstanding of what could go wrong between the heroes – the reflections of a girl. This misunderstanding is fully exposed by a hero of Mrs. Stone.
Despite a little bit gloomy feeling that is made by the song, this piece is about love but not the sad love that it might seem at the first glance. It is sung about the different feelings that may occur when you date someone – the range of them. These are feelings about being the dumbass, about jumping in the river, about going barefoot, about looking, gazing, and staring, when you see the person you like and you just cannot draw your attention away because it would seem that it is impossible – that strong affection you have. You're captivated and overwhelmed by this. You may ask yourself what leads you towards this person and the answer is that you need him or her. There is also a phrase about heartbreak but not necessarily, it has to be so. Let's just consider this song as a small piece of blues in this film. It doesn't say at all that the overall sensation of a film is gloomy as this song – we think it was just made to play on contrast.
This is also a song of a girl who used to be a little one and recalls how her grandmother told her she was in Paris. It partially explains the naivety of a female hero and it totally goes in line with many female characters that are depicted and gathered in Mrs. Stone's hero.
The creators of the film were definitely influenced by 'The Umbrellas of Cherbourg' and 'Singing in the Rain' Hollywood musicals, but everyone agrees that they preserve own identity. This identity also largely kept by the heroes even when they break apart which is necessary to make the plot of the film evolve. Despite the standard way of things, heroes of Mr. Gosling and Mrs. Stone draw your attention from the first time you see them together on the screen. Maybe this is because of the fact that it is distinctively visible – they spent much more than hundreds of hours of dancing rehearsals. This allowed them to make the main photo shoot for the cover of the film almost impeccable. We're talking about the cover when they are freezing with their ‘hands-bodies dance’.
It is also must be mentioned that this song named ‘Audition’ because it should underline the frustration of the main hero who was failed on every single audition that she had. Someone of critics called it the ‘intervention of the reality.’ It doesn't mean at all that the fairytale stopped for our heroes. It only means that a girl faced a reality from which she was withdrawn by the perfect feeling towards Mr. Gosling's hero. It is definitely a part of a fairytale. The genre tells us also that after one sad song it must be at least two cheered ones, at least in this movie. Reference: 'La La Land' Review: Magical Modern-Day Musical Will Sweep You Off Your Feet - Read more on Rolling Stone
Audition (The Fools Who Dream) lyrics - Emma Stone
Audition (The Fools Who Dream) Song Lyrics
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