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A talented young drummer begins to pursue perfectment under the direction of a ruthless instructor.
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Whiplash is a 2014 American psychological drama film written and directed by Damien Chazelle. It depicts the relationship between an ambitious jazz drummer (Miles Teller) and an abusive, perfectionist bandleader (J. K. Simmons) at the fictional Shaffer Conservatory. Paul Reiser and Melissa Benoist co-star.After Chazelle completed the script of Whiplash, Right of Way Films and Blumhouse Productions helped him turn 15 pages of the script into an 18-minute short film, also titled Whiplash. The short film received acclaim after debuting at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, which attracted investors to produce the complete version of the script.Whiplash premiered in competition at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival on January 16, 2014, as the festival's opening film; it won the Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize for drama. Sony Pictures acquired the worldwide distribution rights, releasing the film under its Sony Pictures Classics and Stage 6 Films banners for its North American and international releases respectively. The film opened in limited release domestically in the United States and Canada on October 10, 2014, gradually expanding to over 500 screens and finally closing on March 26, 2015. The film grossed $49 million on a production budget of $3.3 million.The film received critical acclaim with praise for its screenplay, direction, film editing, sound mixing, and Teller and Simmons' performances. For his role of Terence Fletcher, Simmons won multiple awards for Best Supporting Actor category at the 87th Academy Awards, 68th British Academy Film Awards, 72nd Golden Globe Awards, 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards, and the 20th Critics' Choice Awards. Whiplash also won Best Film Editing, and Best Sound Mixing, and was also nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture.
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