I wanted to write just a comment on this but it got a bit longer so decided to write a mini review.
Saw whiplash. overwhelmed by it . Its pure cinematic excellence. If ever i would want to make a movie on music . I would make something like this. Its a wet dream. even if you are not an expert on music, you can know how much method and technique has gone into making each and every scene.
I am a big fan of srks CDI crash training scene https://tanqeed.com/scene-of-the-week-chak-de-india/
and i loved how it was done in whiplash.The director took it 10 times higher. those who think “its too harsh/its not a pleasant way to teach” can go home and watch tzp. this is the real deal. this is the drill you have to go through if you want muscle memory,if you want any kind of art to become a reflex action. This is the harsh reality. In the movie Andrew Neiman joins the best music school of the country in his pursue to become the greatest jazz drummer. It is his hard luck that he has got an instructor who is a toughmaster like Fletcher. Its like a bad demanding boss in your company. You have to live with it and do your best to rise upto his level.He has a high std and instead of quitting, Neiman rises upto the challenge and gives a goosebumpy performance in the climax which is directed brillainty.
and finally, my most favourite aspect in the film where i will leave you with a scene:
Andrew is asked at a dinner table how the music competitions work, since “isn’t music subjective?” “No,” is his flat, harsh reply.
Rating : 5/5
Some of my favourite scenes :Tags: J.K. Simmons Miles Teller Whiplash