Today’s 4k content update is Whiplash 4K 2014 film. A film with incredible energy and acting and a confirmation of the film’s score of 8.5. Andrew dreams of becoming great. It would seem that his dream is about to come true. The young man is noticed by a real genius, the conductor of the best orchestra in the country. Andrew’s desire for success quickly becomes an Whiplash, and his ruthless mentor continues to push him further and further – beyond human capabilities. Who will emerge victorious from this fight?
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Since his feature-length debut in 2009, Damien Chazelle hasn’t had much fun with funding: a year later, his script for ‘The Claim’ was added to the Hollywood ‘blacklist’, and two years later, he wrote ‘Whiplash’, which suffered the same fate. Nevertheless, the director did not give up, filmed a short film of the same name based on the latter and sent it to Sundance, where it was awarded an award, which allowed him to receive funds for the full film. Exactly a year later, Chazelle returned with a full-fledged film, which won two main awards at the end of the festival, equally impressed by both ordinary viewers and the jury. Special mention should be made of the fact that this film has nothing to do with a typical indie social, and received its awards solely for artistic achievements.
Miles Teller plays a dedicated drummer for whom music always comes first. Possessing the inherent youthful ambitions, he fears that he may repeat the fate of his father, who long ago abandoned the craft of writing and began to engage in more mundane things – therefore, he uses every chance to improve his skills in order to “achieve something in life.” Perseverance leads the hero to the famous Terrence Fletcher, famous not only for the wonderful sound of his orchestra, but also for his very aggressive temperament, which turns the lives of some of his wards into a living hell. J.K.Simmons is incredibly good at his role: just a minute ago, his hero calmly offered to ‘relax and get high from the process’ – and now he casts down streams of hatred on the musicians and swears like a shoemaker who does not know about such a concept as ‘Tolerance’ – you don’t expect such ingenuity in mockery from such an educated person. Particularly noteworthy is his trademark icy gaze, which seems to peer into corners of the soul that even its owner is unaware of. And what is characteristic, throughout almost the entire film, some ambiguity is felt, the attitude towards the characters periodically changes. You think that you are watching a film about one thing – and it suddenly turns out to be about something completely different, and so on.
At Amfest this year, ‘Whiplash’ was shown on the same day as Sean Christensen’s ‘Before I Disappear’ (this film was also preceded by a short film by the author) – and you could clearly see how a real, bold and talented movie differs from a pathetic attempt to shoot a typical indie the film ‘by all the canons’; with drug addicts, suicide, brilliant children and a bunch of inadequate humor. To some extent, Damien Chazelle shows the same fearlessness as his hero, who realized that the most important thing is self-confidence. Sincere self-confidence is very contagious. And you believe Chazelle. You understand that he had been hatching the idea for more than one year, and that the names of the legendary jazz musicians listed in the picture are not an empty phrase for the author. The film was shot with an incredible passion for music, which, in consequence, flows into a passion for cinema. The director is very meticulous in arranging scenes with live performances, paying attention to the smallest details – but at the same time, he does not forget about vivid characters and sharp dialogues, forcing the actors to give their best. The picture is beautifully thought out in its structure, which is created in such a way as to unobtrusively lead the viewer to a powerful climax.
The plot about the gradual formation of a promising musician, at first glance, does not bode well for anything original and extraordinary – but Chazelle makes him play with new colors, using it as the basis for his dizzying movie adventure. And in the end it turns out that reading morality to the viewer is the last thing that a director could think of. The main thing is emotions. The painting, subsequently, literally explodes and gushes with concentrated energy. Perhaps, when watching in the first hour, you will wonder why there is so much hype around the film, and what is so special about it – but the unforgettable climax strikes on the spot, and contributes to the injection of such an amount of adrenaline that not every thriller can do it. A solid achievement for a ‘musical drama’, isn’t it?
Codec: HEVC / H.265
Resolution: Upscaled 4K (2160p)
Aspect ratio: 2.40:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1
English: Dolby Atmos
English: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
English: Dolby Digital
French: Dolby Digital
German: Dolby Digital
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