R | | Drama, Music
A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential.
For the slapping scene, J.K. Simmons and Miles Teller filmed several takes with Simmons only miming the slap. For the final take, Simmons and Teller decided to film the scene with a real, genuine slap. This is the take that is in the film.
You're here for a reason. You believe that, right?
Terence Fletcher: Say it.
Andrew: *I'm here for a reason*
Terence Fletcher: Cool. All right, man. Have fun
In the studio band, we see close-ups of the saxophones' mouthpieces and ligatures. These are clearly not professional mouthpieces and ligatures; top college jazz players would be using only professional equipment.
$135,388 (USA) (10 October 2014)
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