It’s a lot like a flashback to Academy Award nominated films of the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. There are references to movies including “Rebel Without a Cause,” the subtle references to classic musicals.
That’s what the movie’s choreographer wanted to get across.
“You leave the feeling like warm inside you know. You feel like hmm I want to skip down the freeway,” said Mandy Moore, “La La Land” Choreographer.
The scene location, wardrobe, and even the style in which “La La Land” was shot was a tribute to Hollywood’s golden age.