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Happy Sad Confused

Oct 16, 2018

You'd be hard pressed to find a more impressive trio of films in a young filmmakers' career than Damien Chazelle's trifecta of "Whiplash", "La La Land", and his newest effort, "First Man". It's no wonder the 33 year-old stands as the youngest recipient of the best director Oscar in history (that would be for "La La Land").  In this return visit to "Happy Sad Confused", Josh and Damien delve deep into the appeal and challenges inherent in a space race film like "First Man", from the technical obstacles to the emotional underpinnings. Chazelle also candidly talks about the influence of Steven Spielberg (an executive producer on "First Man"), whether we'll ever see a genre or franchise film from him, and more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit