Whiplash by Damien Chazelle

Hello !

Today I would speak about a movie : Whiplash. It is an American drama written and directed by Damien Chazelle. It won the Grand Jury Prize in Sundance Festival. The film’s tittle refers to the piece of Hank Levy; Whiplash, repeated several times in the movie. The mains actors is Miles Teller who plays Andrew Neiman and J.K Simmons who plays the teacher: Terence Fletcher.

Andrew Neiman a young drummer student at the prestigious Shaffer Conservatory in New York aspires to become on of the greats like Buddy Rich. Terence Fletcher become his teacher to integrates his Studio Band. Andrew trains relentlessly to achieve the waits of his teacher. Because Terence Fletcher is a pitiless teacher, he uses the psychological violence and sometimes physical violence to get the best from his students…

I loved this film from the first minute. The acting is exceptional, in this film there is no much dialogues because everything goes through the jazz music, so the film is very rhythmic with magnificient shots ! The notion of executioner and victim is striking, Whiplash is a film about our impulses, our animality and our rebel instinct who animâtes Fletcher and Neiman in the risk because the great art requires an entire relentlessness and an obsession.

2 thoughts on “Whiplash by Damien Chazelle

  1. I’ve never heard about this movie but after reading your article, I watched the trailer and it looks amazing ! It is very interesting, I really want to watch it now !

  2. Oh, I also fall in love with this movie since the first minute ! It is one of my favorite movie ever. From time to time it is very stressful, and the actors are amazing 🙂

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