Musical about LA dreamers opens 73rd Venice film festival

Now that the movie premiered at the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday, the reviews are starting to come in, and they're promising, comparing "La La Land" to "Singin' in the Rain", Woody Allen's "Everyone Says I Love You" and Jacques Demy's "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg".

Well, that's what it looked like.

Stone again let her gown speak for itself, sweeping her red hair into a simple updo, and accessorizing with silver sandals, delicate rings and earrings, and her signature smile.

The 27-year-old sparkled in a high-neck custom Atelier Versace gown, made up of beaded ribbons.

The rich selection of United States and worldwide movies include Damien Chazelle's La La Land, the festival's opener, starring Stone and Gosling in a musical comedy-drama about a jazz pianist who falls in love with an aspiring actress in Los Angeles.

The critics, gathered on the Lido di Venezia for the 10-day fest, cheered loudly as Chazelle and Stone met the press following the screening.

"The whole idea of the movie was to link the magic of an old-fashioned musical but make it about real life today ... in real life when things don't always work out", he said. To ideal that old-school homage, Chazelle revealed that, "Emma and I talked about the rhythm of her speech patterns as much as her singing". "As much as maybe people don't even want to admit that they like musicals, everybody kind of likes a musical".

Our adorable fashion goddess Emma Stone is back!

"Their style of acting is not what you would find in those old Hollywood movies", Chazelle continued. "It's about dreaming, and hoping, and working toward something to achieve something", she said. Chazelle proclaimed "now more than ever we need hope and romance on the screen" while Stone hoped that young people who "have fallen into a lot of cynicism" will flock to a movie that "is anything but that".

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