De acordo com uma recente entrevista IndieWIRE com Damien Chazelle por Anne Thompson para Thompson no Oscar , foi inspirado por Mary Poppins :
Next up, the La La Land crew are off to Paris to show the movie to Michel Legrand, who wrote all the Jacques Demy music. They got a kick out of meeting Mary Poppins songwriter Richard M. Sherman. That sequence of the couple dancing above the clouds against the starry sky? It’s right out of Mary Poppins.