Video: Damien Chazelle on “Whiplash”

Damien Chazelle’s film “Whiplash” won 3 Academy Awards this weekend at the 87th Academy Award for best supporting actor, editing and sound mixing. Chazelle¬†wrote and directed the film.

“Whiplash,” is an intense film centered around two ambitious musician – a 19 year old drummer (Miles Teller) and his draconian music instructor (JK Simmons). ¬†This tightly scripted film takes you behind the scenes and offers a rare glimpse of what it takes to make that beautiful music. Ambitions and dreams are sometimes shaped in very tough environment and that is what you get to see this film. The film is inspired by Chazelle’s own experience learning music as a high school student. Continue reading

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