La La Land and The Artist?

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  • Zach Lozano
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    I don’t think this has been brought up much here, but has anyone noticed all the similarities between La La Land and The Artist?

    As films, they both center around two characters looking for fame with one ending up achieving quite a bit of it, while the other is left in the dust and struggles to remain relevant. It also has received a lot of praise and notoriety for being nostalgic and evoking memories of the golden age of Hollywood that is rarely seen nowadays.

    In terms of awards, La La Land is being awarded left and right and is almost a sure bet to win Best Picture next month, much like The Artist. Its main star is the (undeserved) front runner for a top acting prize and it has done very well with guilds and critics alike. Not to mention one of its biggest competitors for Best Picture prizes all season is a family drama coping with the sudden death of a family member and how the family deals with this tragedy.

    Does anyone else notice these, and any other, similarities between these two films or even the 2012 derby?

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    ETPhoneHome
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    You could also point out that The Help is pretty similar to Hidden Figures, War Horse is pretty similar to Hacksaw Ridge, etc. but the amount of nominations is a stark difference. There will be probably be complete overlap in its category wins, (with Costume Design being the only iffy one and switching the lead category over) then La La Land will get more tech wins, to have at least 8 in total I would say.

    With all that being said, on the most basic level, each is the one movie about moviemaking in their category. That on its own always gives it a nice boost.

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    kazzia
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    How was Dujardin s win undeserved , ffs .

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    GhostOrchid
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    I love The Artist and Dujardin. He was great.
    Not an underserved win in my eyes.

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    Zach Lozano
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    Compared to Clooney, who had the stronger performance that year, Dujardin was undeserving. I’m not upset he won but would have preferred Clooney.

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    lovelylovely
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    I really enjoyed The Artist, and think it deserved every award it won. It was a perfect homage to the silent film era and completely organic in comparison to modern-day movies, which is in no way La La Land. There are similarities in the plot, though. Tbh I think it’s the usual ‘rising star in Hollywood’ kind of plot that make them sound alike.

     

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