The modern musical gets a retro twist

La La Land 8 bit
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Awards darling La La Land may not jive as well as a video game as it does a movie musical, but now you can see what it’s like to play your way through Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone’s dance sequence in this 8-bit video recreation.

CineFix’s 8-Bit Cinema YouTube series — which has also recreated Netflix’s Stranger Things, Marvel’s Doctor Strange, and Home Alone — gave the 8-bit treatment to director Damien Chazelle’s Oscar-nominated film.

While it’s not interactive, you can get a feel for what a La La Land video game might be like: Beat the Guitar Hero-style “City of Stars” on piano and make money on the “Sell Out” level, while the video bleakly reminds its players that “Just Give Up” is also an option for struggling artists.

Watch the latest 8-bit video above.

La La Land

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