|Waitaminit, 3&2&? What the hell are you writing |
in a school chart, and why are you doing it in ink?
So, yeah. The movie is so riddled with errors in re: the world it purports to represent, I naturally figured that what is called for is a drinking game. Any time you and your friends want to get good and hammered, slap in the old Whiplash DVD and take a drink any time one of these things comes up:
A drumming performance that sounds like the soundtrack to a “shreds” video.
A drumming performance that sounds like a bad Sunny Murray clone. [With apologies to Sunny.]
A reference to “double-time swing.”
Someone playing “double-time swing” like it's a polka.
A piece of drum equipment wrongly set up.
A jazz student who looks like a JC Penney catalog underwear model.
Gratuitous visual cue signifying paranoia, fear, alienation.
An elite student musician with obviously terrible technique.
An unimaginative, unfunny, homophobic/sexist slur.
A strategic visual edit or camerawork to avoid showing that the star is definitely not playing the drumming on the soundtrack.
Blood. Someone putting on a Band-aid.
A 22" bass drum.
A verbal or visual reference to a jazz drummer who is not Elvin Jones, Tony Williams, Max Roach, Art Blakey, Jack Dejohnette, or Philly Joe Jones.
An obviously jive count-off— meaning every single count-off in the movie.
Someone turning pages of someone else's music, or a reference to such.
JK Simmons making an absurdly dramatic entrance.
JK Simmons demanding something random from a student.
Abuse of an instrument.
An injury to a part of the hand that never touches the drumstick.
That ought to get you started. That's just off the top of my head, having seen the movie one time. Feel free to add your entries in the comments. Enjoy, and please drink responsibly. Take very small sips.