Screenwriter Damien Chazelle on Ambiguity in “Whiplash”

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Before Whiplash was nominated for an Academy Award in the Adapted Screenplay Category, screenwriter Damien Chazelle sat down with Tasha Robinson from The Dissolve to discuss the inspiration for the story, his writing process, and his use of ambiguity in the screenplay.

 

Damien Chazelle still isn’t 30 years old, and he’s written and directed a Sundance sensation. Whiplash, his second feature film (after 2009’s black-and-white indie jazz musical Guy And Madeline On A Park Bench), won the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award in the Dramatic category in Park City earlier in 2014, and a significant Oscar buzz has followed it ever since. It’s easy to see why: The film is a sharp, electric story, stylishly told and rivetingly performed…

 

Read the full interview here.

 

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