Film Trivia: 10 Things You May or May Not Know About Whiplash


What a thrilling film! Here are 10 facts about Whiplash that you probably didn’t know about:

1. Remember when Fletcher’s three drummers played for around 5 hours before beginning class? During those intense practice scenes, director Damien Chazelle wouldn’t yell, “cut!” so that Miles Teller would keep drumming until he exhausted himself.

2. For the slapping scene, J.K. Simmons and Miles Teller filmed many takes with Simmons only faking the slap. For the final take, Simmons and Teller chose to film the scene with a real slap. This is the take that is used in the film.

3. Miles Teller, who’s been drumming since he was 15, received blisters on his hands due to the intense, unconventional style of jazz drumming. Some of his blood was on the drumsticks and the drum set as a result.

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#3 – Runaway Jury – by Nick Andersen



Runaway Jury is a 2003 film and a really good one! I wasn’t sure in the beginning of this film if I was going to like it, since the short summary on the back of the dvd case didn’t reveal too much; but I chose it because of the four main actors that star in it, two of them being big time actors: Gene Hackman and Dustin Hoffman.


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#2 – A Walk Among The Tombstones – by Nick Andersen



A Walk Among The Tombstones is a 2014 movie. First thing that came to my mind was, ‘Yay a Liam Neeson film!’ But wait, not so fast. While generally any movie that has Mr. Neeson in it is an enjoyable one, this one has mixed reviews.


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#1 – The Last Samurai – by Nick Andersen



This is our blog’s first review. As mentioned in the welcome post, there is no order to the reviews we will post. Whatever we watch we will write a review about it.

The Last Samurai is a 2003 film. This is perhaps my fourth or fifth time watching this film. It never gets old or boring. I really enjoy watching this film because of how much I respect and admire the Japanese and their way of life back then and even today.


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Welcome to Amateur Film Review’s Blog!

Hello and welcome!

This is a place for us at Amateur Film Reviews to share our thoughts about the films we see outside of the cinema. There will be no order for the film reviews we post here so they can range from as far back as a black and white Chaplin movie to the latest James Bond movie. It excites to have a space like this where we can share with the world our point of views of the films we see and can fully expand on our opinions without having a time limit like we do in our videos.

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¡Hola y bienvenidos!

Esto es un lugar para nosotros de Amateur Film Reviews para compartir nuestros pensamientos sobre las películas que veamos afuera del cine. No habrá ningún orden para las reseñas que publicamos así que pueden ser desde una película en blanco y negro de Chaplin hasta la película más reciente de James Bond. Nos hace feliz poder tener un espacio como este donde podremos compartir con el mundo nuestros puntos de vistas sobre las películas que veamos y expandir sobre nuestras opiniones sin tener un tiempo limitado como tenemos en nuestros videos.

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