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Old 08-02-2014, 12:17 AM
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Default Whiplash the Movie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7d_jQycdQGo

Interesting clip. Waiting to see this
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Old 08-02-2014, 06:41 PM
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OK,that Farmers Insurance guy needs,what the NYPD likes to call.....a corrective interview,or better still .....a tune up.Looks like a decent flick though.

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Old 08-02-2014, 08:05 PM
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I've read forums where there are drummers who've had this very variety of "mentor" (yelling, degrading, throwing things even...) and they THANK them for helping forming them musically! Go figure...
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Old 08-02-2014, 08:13 PM
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Great art is born from great pain.

Love that line, so true. Look at Blues. Oddly enough, that's a quote from Gomez Addams from the TV show "The Addams Family".

Definitely going to see this movie.

Really looking forward the the James Brown Movie too. It's out as of yesterday.
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Old 08-02-2014, 11:34 PM
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I'm intrigued. Thanks for the post.
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Old 08-03-2014, 01:21 AM
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I can't help but think of Schillinger from OZ whenever I see JK Simmons yelling. Just remembering how thoroughly evil that character was reminds me how good an actor he is.

I will definitely see this one.
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I just saw this today. I really, really liked it. Simmons gives a terrific performance. You don't have to like jazz or drums to enjoy this movie, but it's especially fun if you do.
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Old 11-10-2014, 01:34 AM
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Saw it here in OZ in Melbourne ! :),
LOVED it! but IMHO/FWIW i'd NEVER EVER let myself be treated so badly&poorly&would NEVER EVER put myself in that kind/type of emotional&physical torture FWI/IMHO NO gig is worth doing THAT to yourself! :),
What cymbals&drums was he playing thruout the movie?.
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Old 11-10-2014, 04:32 PM
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There are some inaccuracies in terms of how drum- and music-related things are depicted, but I tend to let those slide, because you kind of have to when it comes to movies. Whenever you watch a movie about a subject you know a lot about, you notice the things that aren't quite right.

For instance, the pain threshold depicted when the guy is practicing uptempo playing (which they call 'double-time') is not how it really works, but to get the point across to a larger audience, I understand why it gets dramatized that way. They also distort the Jo Jones/Charlie Parker story.

I'm an avid chessplayer and they always get things wrong in movies, showing scenarios that never happen, but again, that's show biz.
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