But while you were all losing yourself in Ryan Gosling's eyes, you may have overlooked something: The costume changes in La La Land are hugely significant. Specifically, the colors of the wardrobe forecast the emotional core of the scene. For instance, blue is creativity -- more specifically, creative success. It's the color associated with Mia landing auditions:
And with the Hollywood legends she looks up to as she passes a mural ...
... And Sebastian's club at the end? Yup, bluer than Tobias Funke's ballsack:
We always wondered why this scene suddenly takes place in planet Pandora.
Yellow represents change; it's the color of Mia's dress when she first falls for Seb, as they soft-shoe around all the dog crap and used condoms likely littering that public road.
Also yellow: urine. It all fits.
And when John Legend offers Seb a job in his band, he's wearing a mustard-colored turtleneck, presumably after candlestick-ing Prof. Plum's brains in.
There's a thin line between "successful jazz musician" and "substitute art teacher."
Red represents the crushing blow of reality. It's the color of a jacket during a shitty audition ...
... And it's a red stool on which Seb signs the contract to join the band he doesn't want to join ...
Red in your stool is always cause for concern.
And at one point, Ryan Gosling is completely dressed in red ...
... Just to further underscore the abject indignity of making a few bucks playing A Flock of Seagulls covers on the keytar.
You (yes, you) should follow JM on Twitter, or check out the podcast Rewatchability.
Hey, here's La La Land! Go La La f**k yourself if you don't like it.
Also check out 6 Mind-Blowing Bits of Foreshadowing in Famous TV Shows and 6 Minor Details That Reveal Major Things About Movie Worlds.
Subscribe to our YouTube channel, and check out 10 Easter Eggs You Never Noticed In Your Favorite Shows, and other videos you won't see on the site!
Follow us on Facebook, and we'll follow you everywhere.
Nightmarish villains with superhuman enhancements. An all-seeing social network that tracks your every move. A young woman from the trailer park and her very smelly cat. Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits, a new novel about futuristic shit, by David Wong.