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La La Land

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Cast
Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, Rosemarie DeWitt, J.K. Simmons, Finn Wittrock, Meagen Fay, Callie Hernandez, Sonoya Mizuno, Jessica Rothe, Tom Everett, Josh Pence
Released
2016
Charlie Parker
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Barista and aspiring actress Mia appears to tell someone by telephone, “I swear to God, she was wrecked. She was completely wrecked... It was pure insanity, pure insanity.” She corrects herself, apparently reading from a script, “Lunacy! It was pure lunacy!” (0:05)

Mia speaks into her cell phone, “She was wrecked. It was pure lunacy. It was so crazy...” (0:07)

His sister Laura tells jazz musician Sebastian, “It’s like a girl broke up with you, and you’re stalking her.” (0:18)

Line reader, reading Jamal’s line: “Lady, why you be trippin’ like that?”
Ami, “You be trippin’.” (0:26)

Mia hails Sebastian: “George Michael.” (0:30)

Mia tells Sebastian, “That’s the window that Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman looked out of in Casablanca.”
”... we spent an entire day watching these old movies, like Notorious and Bringing Up Baby and Casablanca.”
”... my last audition was for a teen show pitched as Dangerous Minds meets The O.C.” (0:39)

Sebastian asks Mia, “Dangerous Minds meets The O.C.?”
Mia: “It’s like Rebel Without a Cause, sort of.” (0:45)

Mia stands on the theater stage to find Sebastian watching Rebel Without a Cause. (0:52)

Sebastian tells Mia, “Because Charlie Parker got his nickname...”
Sebastian: ”That’s why they called him ‘Bird’.” (1:03)

His musician friend Keith tells Sebastian, “You’re so obsessed with Kenny Clarke and Thelonious Monk.” (1:07)

Mia tells Sebastian, “I’m nervous.”
Sebastian: ”You’re nervous about what they think?”
Mia: ”I’m nervous to do it. I’m nervous to get up on a stage and perform for people...” (1:17)

The photographer tells Sebastian, “Look sort of moody.” (1:26)

Man: “Shoot myself in the head.” (1:28)