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Whiplash (2014)

The idiom “tight as a drum” refers to the tension of a piece of leather on a frame when creating a drumhead.

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Grand Piano (2013)

I’ve said multiple times throughout this retrospective that Damien Chazelle likes to trace the challenges of musicians and creatives in his movies.

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The Last Exorcism: Part II (2013)

The Last Exorcism: Part II is dreadfully boring.

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Whiplash (Short Film) (2013)

In 2013, Damien Chazelle premiered at Sundance a short film called Whiplash designed to build up interest in creating a feature film version of the story.

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The Last Exorcism (2010)

The pitch is sound: 1973’s The Exorcist, but found footage.

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Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench (2009)

Damien Chazelle is not yet 40 years old, but is one of the most exciting American filmmakers working today.