[Video]: Whiplash – Damien Chazelle Interview

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‘I knew what the first image of the movie would be, and I knew what the last image of the movie would be – they were the bookend images…’

How does one write an Oscar-winning film in just two goes? Writer-director Damien Chazelle’s (The Last Exorcism Part II, The Grand Piano) Academy Award winning film Whiplash (his second produced feature film) tells the story of a promising young drummer and his ruthless teacher.

Damien discusses how having a keen understanding of the ending aids the writing process, the ability to getting into a character’s viewpoint, and the interplay of plot and character.

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