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‘La La Land’ gets the 8-bit video game treatment

City of pixels.


Audrey Browning

Internet Culture

Posted on Feb 27, 2017   Updated on May 24, 2021, 10:23 pm CDT

La La Land won big at the Oscars and with lovers of all things retro—even video games.

Cinefix, a YouTube channel dedicated to film news and entertainment, imagined La La Land as an 8-bit video game and amplified the film’s nostalgic feel. The video, in its perfectly pixelated form, offers the imaginary player major decisions to continue the film’s plot, and even plays Sebastian’s keyboard riff as a sort of Guitar Hero-esque setup.

The same YouTube channel also transformed an innocent La La Land trailer into a creepy David Lynch bit.

Since the video goes through the entire plot of the movie, it contains spoilers. If you haven’t had a chance to watch the film, proceed with caution.

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*First Published: Feb 27, 2017, 4:23 pm CST