Chazelle’s films are known for their attention to detail and their ability to make you feel like the world is your oyster: you can live out your dreams no matter what life throws at you.
Chazelle began his career as an assistant director on films like “Little Miss Sunshine” and “Whiplash,” and has since gone on to direct award-winning films like “Moonlight” and “Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench.
He’s the youngest person ever to be nominated for Best Director at the Oscars. In other words, this guy knows what he’s doing! He’s got everything it takes to make it big in the movie industry, and we’re excited to see what he does next.
Taking his excellence ahead, Damien Chazelle is bringing another masterpiece from his hood, Babylon starring some of the biggest names in the industry.
After his break with the Academy Award-winning La La Land, Chazelle is set to direct a period drama called ‘Babylon’ which has an impressive cast and is inspired by true events. Here is everything you need to know about Babylon.
Paramount Pictures Unveils New Poster for Babylon
The highly anticipated film was announced last year when Margot Robbie made roars on the internet with her upcoming Barbie rumours. From the production network Paramount Pictures the film is here with a refreshing trailer featuring Brad Pitt in a killer look.
Paramount Pictures has unveiled a new look at the new Babylon trailer highlighting a different era featuring bold yet dazzling characters. Watch and get an exclusive first look at the new Babylon trailer.
There you’ll see an unbridled indulgence in drugs, sex and alcohol and complex story arcs for its central protagonists whose ambitions can decide their careers depending on how much they can make or break them.
What’s surprising about the movie is how polarized the reviews are. Critics loved Robbie, Pitt, & Calva’s performances to the point that they scored it 8/10 and some highly rated it. Despite this, the majority of reviews were lower scoring.
Babylon Trailer Featuring A Glitterery Yet Baffling Side of Hollywood
The trailer goes back to Chazelle’s roots, taking cues from his previous projects like the period comedy La La Land and the music-driven drama Whiplash. It has a bright aesthetic, with flashy outfits and a big finale that fits in with what we’ve seen from this director so far.
Set during a tumultuous time in Hollywood’s history, the film explores the dark underbelly of the movie industry during the Roaring Twenties, presented through an outsider’s perspective.
It is both a period drama and gritty drama with outsider Manny as its protagonist. Man, it’s tough being a part of meaningful stories while others drool over faster, more chaotic movies.
Manny on the other hand is a passionate guy who thinks that every project should be substantial. He wants to do something with integrity.
Nellie, on the other hand, is an up-and-coming young actress who knows how to work things in order to climb to the top. Robbie represents someone on their way down, while Mike is stuck somewhere in the middle. The trio showcases three drastically different perspectives of the entertainment industry.
From what we see in the trailer, this film has a maximalist tone. In it, you can also spot an elephant and a crocodile. Some people reacted in a negative way to some screenings of the film.
The film also has film-making issues, disgruntled crews and a diverse group of characters. The style is unmistakably reminiscent of the work by Damien Chazelle.
The trailer also hints at Chazelle’s own journey to Hollywood. He’s managed to achieve so many successes and has had great support and encouragement, but he knows that his unique voice is alive only because it dances around the shoals of criticism, an industry where too long exposure can break the very artist who thrives whenever anyone accuses him of thinking differently.
From the trailer alone, from what we can tell, Babylon seems like an emotional yet hysterically funny odyssey that leaves more than its fair share to the imagination. However, it’s important to make clear that if this isn’t your kind of humour then you may not enjoy it as much.
When is Babylon Releasing?
The upcoming comedy drama featuring Magot Robbie in a dazzling new look is all set to land in theatres on December 23rd.
On the back of a strong film roster in what has been a good year for the studio, Babylon is turning out as Paramount’s big Oscar contender. After distributing one of the biggest films of 2022.
Meet the cast
Babylon is coming out as one of the apt representations of Hollywood featuring the biggest names from the movies including the heartthrob Brad Pitt.
His character is based on John Gilbert, a major silent film star of the 1920s who struggled to make the transition into talkies.
The ravishing Margot Robbie with several Acamedy Award nominations and the intense Toby Maguire. A magnificient newcomer is entering the films with the upcoming comedy, and Diego Calva is playing the POV of the film.
Babylon also stars Jean Smart, Jovan Adepo, Li Jun Li, P.J. Byrne, Lukas Haas, Olivia Hamilton, Max Minghella, Rory Scovel, Katherine Waterston, Flea, Jeff Garlin, Eric Roberts, Ethan Suplee, Samara Weaving and Olivia Wilde.
What Is The Plot?
During the 1920s, filmmakers faced a dilemma. The silent films they had grown up with were becoming less and less profitable as the public grew accustomed to talkies.
In Babylon, a fellow named Manny will once again be dealing with ghosts of film history while on his journey to New York.
The film will follow a number of characters going through the dramatic transition to AI. Some find success, while others find it hard to keep their career afloat.
One interesting yet dreading trivia for all the fans bracing themselves to watch the film in theatres, the film is one of the longest films ever made with a running time of 3 hours 8 minutes.
So, all those making plans for the premiere day, make sure to fuel yourself before the curtains fall.