Intense Drum Lesson in the First Clip from Whiplash

Posted by at 1:18 pm on May 21, 2014

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Sony Pictures Classics has brought online the first clip from writer/director Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash, starring Miles Teller (The Spectacular Now) and J.K. Simmons (Spider-Man).

In Whiplash, Andrew Neyman (Teller) is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite east coast music conservatory. Plagued by the failed writing career of his father, Andrew hungers day and night to become one of the greats. Terence Fletcher (Simmons), an instructor equally known for his teaching talents as for his terrifying methods, leads the top jazz ensemble in the school. Fletcher discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into his band, forever changing the young man’s life. Andrew’s passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession, as his ruthless teacher continues to push him to the brink of both his ability—and his sanity.

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