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The Quick Explanation
Babylon is the latest addition to a genre of movies about the highs and lows of Hollywood. It joins the likes of Sunset Boulevard, Mulholland Drive, and Chazelle’s own La La Land. Babylon extends its scope to become a kind of bridge between Old Hollywood and the present. In some ways, it’s a testament to everyone in the industry, past, present, and future, acknowledging the difficulty of what it is they do, the impossibility of the demands. It questions whether or not the sacrifices are worth it. Whether or not these are people we should even care about. This existential bleakness has a counterpoint in the lasting immortality of the work and what it means to so many. The work everyone in film did yesterday has made possible what appears on the screen today and will appear tomorrow. Babylon is as much a condemnation as it is a love letter. It spits at the system that uses and grinds and ruins while admiring those who dare join the party.
- Nellie LaRoy – Margot Robbie
- Jack Conrad – Brad Pitt
- Manny Torres – Diego Calva
- Lady Fay Zhu – Li Jun Li
- Sidney Palmer – Jovan Adepo
- Elinor St. John – Jean Smart
- George Munn – Lukas Haas
- Ruth Adler – Olivia Hamilton
- Max – P.J. Byrne
- Robert Roy – Eric Roberts
- James McKay – Tobey Maguire
- Don Wallach – Jeff Garlin
- The Count – Rory Scovel
- Otto Von Strassberger – Spike Jonze
- Written by – Damien Chazelle
- Directed by – Damien Chazelle
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Themes and Meaning
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