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Whiplash [videorecording] / a Sony Pictures Classics release ; Bold Films presents ; a Blumhouse/Right of Way production ; produced by Jason Blum, Helen Estabrook, Michel Litvak, David Lancaster ; written and directed by Damien Chazelle.

Chazelle, Damien, 1985- (Film director, Screenwriter). Blum, Jason. (Film producer). Estabrook, Helen. (Film producer). Litvak, Michel. (Film producer). Lancaster, David. (Film producer). Teller, Miles. (Actor). Simmons, J. K. (Actor). Benoist, Melissa. (Actor). Reiser, Paul. (Actor). Stowell, Austin, 1984- (Actor). Lang, Nate. (Actor). Hurwitz, Justin. (Composer). Simonec, Tim. (Composer). Cross, Tom. (Film editor). Paizis-Jones, Melanie. (Production designer). Meir, Sharone. (Cinematographer). Sony Pictures Classics (Firm) (Production company). Bold Films. (Production company). Blumhouse Productions. (Production company). Right of Way Films (Firm) (Production company). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm) (Film distributor). Miles Teller, J. K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser, Austin Stowell, Nate Lang. (Cast).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

Current holds

0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Stan Getz Library DVD 6303 37684001084253 Annex Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 107 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Distributor: Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2015]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 2014.
Special features: Commentary with writer/director Damien Chazelle and J. K. Simmons; An evening at the Toronto International Film Festival with Miles Teller, J. K. Simmons, and Damien Chazelle.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Music supervisor, Andy Ross ; score, Justin Hurwitz ; original big band songs, Justin Hurwitz ; original big band competition pieces, Tim Simonec ; film editor, Tom Cross ; production designer, Melanie Paizis-Jones ; director of photography, Sharone Meir.
Participant or Performer Note:
Miles Teller, J. K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser, Austin Stowell, Nate Lang.
Summary, etc.:
Andrew Neyman is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite East coast music conservatory. Plagued by the failed writing career of his father, Andrew hungers day and night to become one of the greats. Terence Fletcher, an instructor equally known for his teaching talents as for his terrifying methods, leads the top jazz ensemble in the school. Fletcher discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into his band.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: R; for strong language including some sexual references.
System Details Note:
DVD, NTSC region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1 aspect ratio) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Language Note:
In English, dubbed French (PAR), or dubbed Spanish; English, French, or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH); English descriptive audio track for people with visual disabilities.
Awards Note:
Academy Award Winner, 2015: Best Supporting Actor (J.K. Simmons), Best Film Editing, Best Sound Mixing ; Academy Award Nominee, 2015: Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Picture.
Winner of Grand Jury Prize Audience Award, Sundance, 2014.
Subject: Drummers (Musicians) > Drama.
Conservatories of music > Drama.
Music teachers > Drama.
Teacher-student relationships > Drama.
Genre: Fiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.

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