Bang The Drum Ever Faster In the Different Sports Arena Of 'Whiplash'

October 10, 2014 3:29 AM

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Bang The Drum Ever Faster In the Different Sports Arena Of 'Whiplash'

Whiplash is, in many ways, a companion film to The Social Network. The similarities only begin with the film's protagonist Andrew (Miles Teller), a first-year jazz drummer at the highly competitive Schaffer music conservatory, who shares both the compulsive drive and unpolished social skills of Jesse Eisenberg's Mark Zuckerberg.

Unlike Zuckerberg, Andrew doesn't start off as a jerk. Whiplash's writer-director Damien Chazelle lets him grow into one instead. Andrew is self-effacing to start, but he gains confidence when he comes under the tutelage of Schaffer's dictatorial studio band conductor, Fletcher (J.K. Simmons). And w...

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