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The movie Drumline

Post by cutenerd17 » Wed Oct 29, 2003 3:58 pm

Okay, seriously the only thing that I've ever heard about the movie Drumline is that it's the movie is the stupidest movie ever and a disgrace to drumlines... I've only seen the beginning part of the movie, but seriously it doesn't bother me that much. Now when I tell people that I have drumline practice after school, they don't think that I'm a big band nerd because they liked the movie. Why is that bad? I'd rather have them enjoy the movie and think that drumline is something cool than to think it's dumb.

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Post by DJ-PsiLon » Wed Oct 29, 2003 4:32 pm

cutenerd17 wrote:Okay, seriously the only thing that I've ever heard about the movie Drumline is that it's the movie is the stupidest movie ever and a disgrace to drumlines... I've only seen the beginning part of the movie, but seriously it doesn't bother me that much. Now when I tell people that I have drumline practice after school, they don't think that I'm a big band nerd because they liked the movie. Why is that bad? I'd rather have them enjoy the movie and think that drumline is something cool than to think it's dumb.


The story line I admit is overdone. You've got the kid that doesn't want to conform/coming of age plot. What I don't like about the critics is that they don't see what this movie is doing for the marching world. We've had American Pie 1, 2 and 3 constantly barrage the band geek stereotype. Then Drumline comes along and breaks the barriers. Another misconception is that Drumline is about a different cross section of the marching world.

First of all college band is about having fun while still having musicality. Most naysayers are of the drum corps/competitive marching band group and what I have to say to them is that college band isn't drum corps same as drum corps isn't marching band.

The band in this movie also is based on the Historically African American College Bands. Consultants were brought in from Morris Brown, UGA, and many other neighboring Atlanta schools. So of course this style of pageantry will be different then let's say Southern California or the Midwest. Also many members of my fraternity Kappa Kappa Psi were brought in to help. KKPsi is the national honorary band fraternity which acts as the booster organization to the college band. All these consultants made sure what was portrayed on screen was authentic.

Another good point this movie brings in is the emphasis on MUSIC. I like how Orlando Jones's character placed an emphasis on having musicality and education in the band program.

As for the drumline being dirty well if you want clean then go watch drum corps. College band as I said before is all about having fun.
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Post by IsnipeWithAknife » Wed Oct 29, 2003 11:15 pm

i have to say the thing that pissed me off the most in the movie was not the people moving around so much while playing to pre recorded music but the fact that they glorify the individual in that show. marching band is all about team work and you cant reallly have indivduals who want to do their own thing like that(i guess they want it to be more 'sports like' kinda how sports celebrate star players but in marching band we dont have star players). but as for the movie drumline, i didnt think it was stupid, surprised it had a story and stuff like that

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Post by TOP BASS FROM THE THORNE » Thu Oct 30, 2003 6:46 pm

first of all.... that movie makes everything that drumlines work for look bad!!!
i remember that the people at our school didnt even know that we had a drumline until that stupid movie.... and also, they were like.. " why dont you guys play like the movie drumline"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :x

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Post by drumma » Thu Oct 30, 2003 8:57 pm

eh.. drumline.. eh. haha

i wasnt pleased with the grudges and bickering and argueing that went on between the kid and the drum captain dude. in drumline, freshmen DO NOT. I REPEAT. DO NOT. argue and bicker with the drum captain. the drumline along with the pit has to be the closest and most tight knit unit of the band because if drumline and pit do not trust each other, everything falls apart. and id just like to say that the fact that there was no pit kinda pissed me off.. but.. thats just me :P
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Post by DJ-PsiLon » Fri Oct 31, 2003 12:18 am

drumma wrote:eh.. drumline.. eh. haha

i wasnt pleased with the grudges and bickering and argueing that went on between the kid and the drum captain dude. in drumline, freshmen DO NOT. I REPEAT. DO NOT. argue and bicker with the drum captain. the drumline along with the pit has to be the closest and most tight knit unit of the band because if drumline and pit do not trust each other, everything falls apart. and id just like to say that the fact that there was no pit kinda pissed me off.. but.. thats just me :P


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Post by Lizzy05 » Fri Oct 31, 2003 9:32 am

it's because the movie drumline was based on a "show style band", not traditional... We are traditional style band, that's why it's different to us, and other people...
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Post by drumma » Sat Nov 01, 2003 11:17 am

oh thats funny cuz ive seen college bands with pits. maybe its the whole show style vs traditional thing. whatever. it was stupid anyways because pit is cool and pit rocks :D
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Post by timpanE » Tue Nov 04, 2003 1:05 pm

one word:

DIRTY :vomit:

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Post by Ace » Wed Nov 05, 2003 10:24 pm

CAN WE SAY "INSULT"
I thought it was hilarious :lol: how when they showed someone playing, it was either their hands or their face that they showed, but never both at the same time. Also I don't know why they used straps instead of harnesses. Also I don't really care if people think I'm a Band geek or not. I'm just a total music freak :mrgreen: . I don't play to impress people who laugh at something they can't do. All I know is that I have something to look forward to at school. :!:
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the movie drumline

Post by hhs1 » Fri Nov 07, 2003 6:34 pm

TRULY ONE PERSON DEFINED IT




DIRTY. A DISCRACE I HAVE SEEN JUNIOR HIGH LINES WITH MORE CHOPS. BUT REMEMBER 2 DIFERENT STYLES JUST NOT MINE IF YOU ARE GONA PLAY IT PLAY IT CLEAN.................... :evil:
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Post by altogirl06 » Mon Nov 10, 2003 4:12 pm

ohs25147 wrote:but ok drumline is unrealistic and its a disgrace and all i mean im not a drummer or nothing and i agree but you arent supposed to watch it for that...you watch it b/c of how hot devon is
i know u have a sense of music lg but, lets not only care about that one thing and that one thing only it's enough that i have to hear it at school but, here too?i thought the movie showed that ppl take band seriuosly but, didn't show how band life really is,drama,heart,and band geeks!!lol and it makes ppl thing that drumline is supposed to be all flashy and glamourous! :shock: next time they should really learn about band (high school kind lol)
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