Questions tagged [whiplash]

2014's American drama film written and directed by Damien Chazelle based on his experiences in the Princeton High School Studio Band.

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Is Caravan meant to have the drum solo, in-universe?

At the end of Whiplash, Andrew plays Caravan with the band. He then goes off in a huge drum solo for the movie's climax. Searching for the Caravan song, I can find ...
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Exact scene where we can see Sophie in Whiplash

In the movie Whiplash, where is the scene where we can see Kavita Patil? All I know is that she plays a character named Sophie who is the assistant of Terence Fletcher, nevertheless even after going ...
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Did Andrew report Fletcher for being an abusive teacher?

After watching the film Whiplash I wasn't sure if Andrew actually reported Fletcher to the woman who was sorting things out with Andrew's father. This event led Fletcher to sabotage Andrew's career -...
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Ending of Whiplash…revenge or not?

Was the ending of Whiplash revenge or not? One, I don't believe Fletcher would destroy his own reputation to get back at Andrew. So would he really give up his career to get back at Andrew or did ...
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Do jazz/classical musicians find “Whiplash” accurate?

I find "Whiplash" to be a great movie, literally a masterpiece, but here's what I want to ask. I'm coding and writing articles for a living, and in 95% percents of cases when I see programmers or ...
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Drummer is called 3 hours earlier on day 1 band rehearsals in Whiplash

Why does Terence Fletcher (JK Simmons) call Andrew (Miles Teller) 3 hours early on the first day of rehearsal in the band? In the movie they show Andrew rushing to the rehearsal room thinking he is ...
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Why the character name “Johnny Utah”?

Lately watching this incredibly inspiring film Whiplash (2014), I've heard this name "Johnny Utah" in the movie. When Andrew Neiman was late for the competition, he tries to convince Fletcher for ...
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What is the point of the girlfriend scenes?

A friend of mine asked me this after seeing Whiplash (2014) last night, and I was not quite happy with my own answer, so I'll throw it out there to see if someone can up with somthing more conclusive: ...