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.
The director and writer of the film, Damien Chazelle, could not get funding for the movie, so he instead turned it into a short film and submitted it into the Sundance Film Festival in 2013. The short film ended up winning the Short Film Jury Award, and he got ... ...
Do you think you're out of tune? What are you... there's no fucking Mars Bar down there, what are you looking at? Look up here, look at me. Do you think you were out of tune?
Terence Fletcher: THEN WHY THE FUCK DIDN'T YOU SAY SO? Carried your fat ass for too ...
When Andrew is sitting with his father at the cinema as the lights dim, he is initially faced down looking at the ground, but in the next shot he is faced up looking at the screen, although there is no time gap suggested, as his father's conversation continues unbroken between the shots.
$135,388 (USA) (10 October 2014)
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