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Old 01-25-2013, 02:52 AM
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Default Film About Student Drummer Wins 2013 Sundance Film Fest Award

This, as they say, just in:

The Short Film Jury Award: U.S. Fiction was presented to Whiplash / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Damien Chazelle) — An aspiring drummer enters an elite conservatory’s top jazz orchestra.
I haven't been able to see the film yet, but I did find this more detailed description:

Think of the movie as Full Metal Jacket at Juilliard, with J.K. Simmons starring as a brutal jazz orchestra teacher, unloading his frustrations on a novice drummer (The Perks of Being a Wallflower's Johnny Simmons.)
There's a not-all-that-helpful video at http://insidemovies.ew.com/2013/01/2...hiplash-short/

On its face, I think this is really cool for drumming. And I suggest that those of us who have equipment we want to sell wait a bit if we can, like till the film's gotten better known and the inevitable influx of new, aspiring drummers comes in.

My son's at the Festival. I'll try to get hold of him and find out if he saw WHIPLASH and if so, what he thought of the film.
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