1. HAPPIER THAN EVER A Lover Letter To Los Angeles 09/3/21: will feature an intimate performance of every song in the album’s sequential order – for the first and only time – from the stage of the legendary Hollywood Bowl. Directed by Robert Rodriguez and co-directed by Oscar-winner Patrick Osborne the special will also include animated elements, taking viewers on a dreamlike journey through Billie’s hometown of Los Angeles and its most iconic backdrops. “Happier than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles” will feature guest appearances from singer-songwriter FINNEAS, the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, the Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, and world renowned Brazilian guitarist, Romero Lubambo. “Happier than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles” was produced by Interscope Films and Darkroom Productions, in associate with Nexus Studios and ALPWW, with Kerry Asmussen as the Live Concert Director and Pablo Berron as Director of Photography.
a cinematic concert experience. Fresh off the heels of her brand new album, “Happier than Ever,” Billie Eilish performing in her hometown, and taking her place in the long lineage of stars who have been shaped by the mythology of Los Angeles. Eilish sings a tight set consisting of songs from her most recent album “Happier Than Ever.” There are brief sequences in which an animated Eilish cruises down billboarded boulevards, or looks over a sprawling vista. But the best tribute to the city comes from the choice of venue, the Hollywood Bowl, and Eilish’s guest collaborators
The Hollywood Bowl amphitheater is completely emptied for this virtual concert, and Eilish plays to an absent crowd. The contrast between the spectacle onstage and the vacuum in the audience suggests the star-struck hauntedness of the City of Angels better than the more direct visual metaphors employed in the animated sequences of the film — trite images of Eilish growing wings and floating into the clouds.
As Eilish croons about the pressures of fame, the Hollywood Bowl cradles her, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic lifts her. Strobe lights flash, and the directors, Robert Rodriguez and Patrick Osborne, swirl the camera, peering down at Eilish with distant drone shots. But despite the modern technology, the setting and the sound draws attention to what is retro about this young star’s style, the influences from bossa nova, jazz, and traditional choral music that pop up in her chart-topping records. If there is a surprise to be had in this concert footage, it is that modern pop retains a glimmer of classic Hollywood mystique — here, there’s as much Judy Garland as there is Lana Del Rey.
Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel
Duration: 1 Hour 5 Minutes
2. The Making of HAPPIER THAN EVER A Lover Letter To Los Angeles 11/12/21: go behind the scenes with Billie Eilish and the crew of “Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles”.
Duration: 30 Minutes
3. HAPPIER THAN EVER A Lover Letter To Los Angeles Trailer (2:00)
4. The Making of HAPPIER THAN EVER A Lover Letter To Los Angeles Trailer (1:00)
Total duration for this DVD 1 Hour 35 Minutes