The Star Wars Effect
La La Land. Kurt Russell. Summer 1982. Ten Working Blocks. Umpires. Nuclear Reactors. Floating Rocks Resolution.
I love the movie La La Land.
For once, I’ll avoid a lengthy rant about the worst flub in Oscar history. And it has nothing to do with getting the cards mixed up. Sigh. For the uninitiated, Emma Stone’s character grapples with a series of failed auditions. Each rejection, from botched auditions to a solo play, sharpens her skills, eventually propelling he…