For Architectural Digest, by Elizabeth Stamp.
Though “La La Land” might be better remembered for the Oscar it didn’t win thanks to the Best Picture envelope snafu, it did still pick up awards in six categories. Production designer David Wasco and set decorator Sandy Reynolds-Wasco earned first-time Academy Awards for their work, which included a staggering number of sets and locations that had to accommodate the often large-scale musical numbers. But the duo’s Technicolor sets didn’t just dazzle audiences; the film’s cast and crew were similarly captivated by the graphic backdrops, from an ingenue’s cheery apartment to an Old Hollywood-style take on Paris. In this exclusive clip from the DVD and Blu-ray release, which comes out April 25 (the film is available now on Digital HD if you can’t wait), director Damien Chazelle and actress Emma Stone discuss the magical world of the movie, and the Wascos offer a look inside their process and a glimpse at some of the details that viewers might have missed on the big screen.
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