After several searches, i found that the drummer stanton moore is mentioned in the credits, but only under additional thanks. A young musician miles teller struggles to make it as a top jazz drummer. Wilson was a musician in real life, but he was a drummer, not a pianist. For the final take, simmons and teller decided to film the scene with a real. Few, if any, fictionalized musicians are played onscreen by reallife. Music teacher sentenced to 11 years in prison as abuse. Its an emotive movie focussing on a young snare drummerwannabe whose unorthdoxy and attitude help the school band win a national competition with an awesome drumoff. The ending of whiplash offers one of the most electrifying movie moments this year.
The movie highlighted this dynamic pretty well, although i. Music teacher sentenced to 11 years in prison as abuse film. The chart whiplash performed in the film is of the type referred to by jazz players as a time chart a piece with an unconventional time signature in this case, 148. Writerdirector damien chazelle put together his first feature, guy and madeline on a park bench, while an undergraduate at harvard in 2008. The movie is a fierce thriller, tighter than a snare, as andrew struggles with his own psyche and ambitions. Thats one of the themes explored by writerdirector damien chazelles drama whiplash in theaters now, which stars miles teller as an aspiring jazz drummer at an elite music. To make the drumming appear real enough to pass with macbride and other musicians, lang practiced the songs in the movie to the point. As it turns out, the 27yearold does plays the drums, and its really him playing in the movie.
Three cheers, then, for onetime aspiring drummer damien chazelle, writerdirector of this whipsmart feature adapted from his 20 short about. If you arent familiar with the story line of the film, teller plays a talented young drummer who enrolls at one of the countrys most competitive music schools. So you can go back to being extremely impressed by tellers musical chops. The album features the original jazz songs written for the film by grammy nominee tim simonec, as well as the movie s original underscore composed by justin hurwitz. The mediocre jazz in damien chazelles new film, whiplash, the story set in the present day of a young drummer miles teller under the brutal tutelage of a conservatory professor j. Simmons as the overbearing music school teacher dr. Jimmy macbride, a local jazz drummer and recent julliard grad, watched the trailer and believed the drumming looked pretty real. When the movie whiplash first came out a few years ago, i posted a video about it. How miles teller learned to fake drum like a pro in whiplash. Nate lang, an actor and a member of the new york band the.
Is whiplash actor miles teller really playing the drums in damien chazelles jazz drama mikes movie mailbag mike scott, the timespicayune. To get the drumming right in whiplash, writerdirector damien chazelle himself a drummer had the novel idea to hire a real musician. So when he plays the iconic as time goes by onscreen at humphrey bogarts request, were really hearing pianist elliot. Did miles teller play the drums in whiplash movie youtube. Caravan juan tizol and duke ellington song wikipedia. Theres dozens of places in the movie where his playing doesnt match up, its very obvious, hehe. The exotic sound of caravan interested exotica musicians.
Here are the greatest drum solos in the history of movies oct. Whiplash, a thrilling and propulsive drama about excellence and its enemies, reimagines a music conservatory a fictitious one in manhattan as a boot camp, with an incendiary j. Woody allen used the song in two of his films, alice and sweet and lowdown. The film, in theaters now, features miles teller as an aspiring jazz drummer and j. Martin denny, arthur lyman, and gordon jenkins all covered it. Andrew is a college student who simply wants to be the best drummer. Whiplash is a 2014 american drama film written and directed by damien chazelle. Whiplash follows the relationship between an ambitious young drummer, andrew, played by miles teller, and his demanding instructor fletcher. Miles teller, who has played the drums since he was 15, received blisters on his. Its a challenging tune that will nonetheless get stuck in your head. As it turns out, while whiplash isnt based on a true story, but it is inspired by the experiences of director damien chazelle as a drummer. Meanwhile, the one very real detail in the film the big band chart titled whiplash which serves as inspiration and background to the movie is. Whiplash critics consensus intense, inspiring, and wellacted, whiplash is a brilliant sophomore effort from director damien chazelle and a riveting vehicle for stars j. Whiplash, the new hit starring miles teller as an aspiring young drummer, opens in select theaters today.
Aspects of whiplash are implausible but it does reflect the real and insidious bullying culture that exists in music education. I had been told to watch it because i might be able. Is whiplash actor miles teller really playing the drums. Inspired by the films exhilarating music scenes, we looked for the best drum solos online. It depicts the relationship between an ambitious jazz drummer miles teller. Fran from dodgeball is actually a total bombshell in real life. Whiplash tells the story of student musician, andrew miles teller as he tries to earn the respect of jazz conductor j. First, holy intensity and floating behind that reaction a vague wonder about whether the films star, miles teller, was actually playing the. Jimmy chats with miles teller about his dramatic film whiplash and how he really played drums for the role. Drumming drama whiplash is one of the years best films. In whiplash, a young drummer plays till he bleeds director damien chazelles second film centers on the agony of a drummer in a highpowered music school. Meet the guy who helped miles teller fake jazz drumming in whiplash nate lang, a new yorkbased drummer and actor, trained teller three to four hours a day for two months.
Help me find the real drummer in whiplash movies reddit. After putting two articles up for a vote, the audience chose this article to be made into a shortformat documentary. Whiplash redefines the teacher movie to say nothing of the youngmusician movie with a brutal energy and no easy resolutions. The movie soundtrack of whiplash will be released on october 7, 2014 by varese sarabande. The uncomfortable message in whiplashs dazzling finale. In whiplash, miles teller plays andrew, an obsessive music conservatory student in new york who practices drumming until his hands bleed. Possibly he did parts of it but there are very few people in the world i would have thought that could play that solo in the final s. Star nick cannon did some of the drumming himself, although the trickier closeup shots were done by drummer jason price, and in preparation cannon apparently slept with sticks taped to his hands. Here are the greatest drum solos in the history of movies. This is a brutal character study, absolutely savage. In damien chazelles new film whiplash, the very idea of jazz is turned into a. Faking it wasnt an option miles teller, the star of whiplash, on escaping death, clashing with nicole kidman, and why he doesnt want to be spiderman. The charts arranger hank levy is famous within jazz circles for his numerous time chart classics. Throughout the critically praised film, now in theaters.
Whiplash, an equally exhilarating and frightening foray into the cutthroat world of music conservatories, explores the sadomasochistic relationship between ambitious jazz drummer andrew miles teller and his ferocious pedagogue fletcher j. Whiplash may not quite be a great movie, but theres no doubt that it knows a thing or two about what greatness means. Varese sarabande has announced the details of the soundtrack album for the indie drama whiplash. Terence fletcher mentoring an aspiring jazz drummer miles teller, whiplash takes on the usually flowery musicalprodigy genre to reveal that you cant just practice, practice, and practice to get to carnegie hall, so to speak. The relationship between student and mentor is fascinating to observe and is dramatically explored throughout. A promising young drummer enrolls at a cutthroat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are. He brought his 18minute movie about a brilliant young jazz drummer and his shockingly abusive music teacher. Caravan is an american jazz standard that was composed by juan tizol and duke ellington and first performed by ellington in 1936. Its quite obvious he was miming in the movie ive been playing 20 years.
Neiman returns to the stage to brand his name into the jazz drummers hall of fame and to prove fletcher wrong. Irving mills wrote lyrics, but they are rarely sung. Former careerminded musician that i used to be, i finally watched the movie whiplash. This film is wonderfully crafted and creates real movie magic. During this whiplash movie oscar screening series hosted by the wrap, directorwriter damien chazelle and actor jk simmons.
Yes yes yes miles played a lot of real set on the film and had to practice, but there is no possible way he was the studio drummer. Terence fletcher, a renowned teacher at said college, sees potential in andrew and chooses him to be the drummer in his band, at the expense of emotional distress. It depicts the relationship between an ambitious jazz drummer miles teller and an abusive bandleader j. Also included are number of classic jazz standards by artists including stan getz, duke ellington and more, as well as.99 501 316 1081 498 64 1210 53 782 436 482 826 1528 1189 36 886 1681 376 1536 1243 465 75 471 41 38 412 1390 1408 1182 1249 1290 597 1204 142 1061 427