The untold truth about the whip

Whiplash writer/director Damien Chazelle intended to open the film with a scene in which the protagonist, student Andrew Neyman, plays drums while his teacher Fletcher drills his technique relentlessly—more or less what the next two hours entail. “The story itself is actually about the drummer’s relationship with the teacher, so that’s what the opening scene was supposed to be,” Chazelle told UCTV. YouTube. “It was supposed to introduce the drummer, the teacher, and tell you exactly what that relationship was supposed to be. Then the rest of the movie can vary, you know, rhyme on that theme, but I like the idea of ​​basically making a whole movie. in the opening scene of the movie.

Of course, there are many layers to this dramatic sequence to uncover, but the essence of the film boils down to the opening moment. Viewers see a young drummer striving for excellence and an older mentor able to push that ambition to the limit, with underlying themes of passion, approval and individuality under every beat. In a nutshell, it’s “Whiplash”.

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