-- but he’s too nervous to do anything. A beat later, he
enters the theater.
his dad -- JIM. Mild-mannered, soft-spoken, average in every
respect. Has the eyes of a former dreamer.
started yet. As they exchange items-
He had me play today.
Andrew shrugs. It’s clear what that means.
What do you mean?
It’s good to be open-minded. When I was
your age I thought I’d have a book deal
at 23. Then that changed to 30. Then 40.
Right... And that didn’t upset you?
I mean, it has to do something to you.
I don’t know. Why? It’s just life.
At my age you get perspective.
I don’t want perspective.
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Jim smiles. A moment.
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grimy, green-walled hallway.
Synopsis: Andrew Neiman (Miles Teller) is an ambitious young jazz drummer, in pursuit of rising to the top of his elite music conservatory. Terence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), an instructor known for his terrifying teaching methods, discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into the top jazz ensemble, forever changing the young man's life. But Andrew's passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession, as his ruthless teacher pushes him to the brink of his ability and his sanity.