There is a lot to love about “La La Land,” Damien Chazelle’s modern take on the Tinseltown musical: the soaring music, the charm of Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, the bittersweet story of love and broken dreams. If you’re seduced by the movie the way critics have been when it opens December 9, these could make for some particularly choice Christmas gifts. (Note: If you buy something because we told you about it, we may receive compensation from retail partners.)
“La La Land” soundtrack on vinyl
From the haunting melodies of “City of Stars” and “The Fools Who Dream” to the joyful sounds of “Someone in the Crowd,” the music of “La La Land” will stay with fans long after they leave the theater. Enjoy them all in advance with the official soundtrack on vinyl.
“La La Land” movie poster
The dreamy visuals of “La La Land” are a feast for the eyes. The film is such a beautiful portrayal of Los Angeles, audiences want to live inside of it forever. That’s not possible, of course, but here’s the next best thing: decorate with the official movie poster.
“Whiplash” soundtrack on vinyl
Chazelle directed both “Whiplash” and “La La Land,” but that’s not the only connection between the two films. Gosling’s character, Sebastian, has a love of jazz music that’s only matched by “Whiplash” protagonist Andrew (Miles Teller). Also, composer Justin Hurwitz created the score for both “La La Land” and “Whiplash,” which plays beautifully on vinyl.