Chazzelle aptly illustrates the price of genius and excellence in art development; authoritarian mentoring in order to harness someone's potential. When considering directing monoliths such as Hitchcock, Kubrick, Kurosawa, Von Trier, Welles, and Ford, one must also remember the painful and uncompromising journey they take cast and crew on. Do you need a dictatorial element as a creative in order to transcend?
A dry run for what would later be the powerhouse of 2014 feature length Whiplash, this still delivers a punch to the gut, although a softer and less impactful one. Still the potential is on display and it's a smart choice when on the road of indie filmmaking to do a test run to demonstrate a tangible direction your headed rather than just pitch it.
Whiplash ist filmisches Adrenalin! In einer Zeit, da Filme von Marktforschern auf bestimmte Zielgruppen hin konzipiert werden, ist das hier ein tief persönliches und lebendiges Drama! Wie weit würdest du für den Erfolg gehen?(...) die ganze Rezension plus eine Film List der Sundance Gewinner gibts auf cinegeek.de
watched out of curiosity after enjoying the full-length. definitely fulfills its intention of showing potential, but (understandably) hits nowhere near as hard as the full film. actually, the full film is even better than i would have expected after watching this short -- does that mean this is worse than i expected or the full film is better than i would have expected? i'm not too sure.