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.
Early in the film, Andrew listens to a CD of Buddy Rich. Buddy Rich was a drummer infamous for his short temper, and he would regularly berate and verbally abuse his band mates for what he considered inferior musicianship; this foreshadows Fletcher's abusive treatment of his students.
Listen up, cocksuckers!
The file is set in NYC, however, when Andrew breaks up with Nicole, you can see the windows of the café are partially obscured by diagonal metal poles -- clear indicators of earthquake retrofitting, done in California to older buildings that are at risk of collapse in a quake. Buildings in NYC would never have had this addition.
$135,388 (USA) (10 October 2014)
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