Singing in the Rain, and style of Fred Astaire dance films. La La, of course, has to do with Los Angeles but, more so, a state of dreamy disconnection from reality. The ending, in particular--and I give nothing away here--provides exactly that. Should you fantasize about what could be? Or appreciate what you have? An unexpected, un-Hollywood, and certainly atypical, touch. Chazelle, by the way, wrote and directed Whiplash, which won three academy awards last year. Best of all, against a production budget of $3.3 million, the film earned $49 million.
Star Wars: Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith (2005)
VI. Return of the Jedi May 25, 1983
Regarding timeline, here is a table of what happens relative to the 1977 film, the year the Battle of Yavin occurs when the first Death Star is destroyed. This space station had a cannon that could destroy planets:
favorite to win the Oscar for Best Picture. Rogue One is not even in the discussion. But that is the recent trend. The voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences last selected a biggie in 2004, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.