I hate the phrase “Good job.” I hated it years before I ever saw Whiplash.
While I disagree with Terrence Fletcher’s abusive behavior, I absolutely and unapologetically agree with his philosophy concerning becoming the best you can be.
Andrew: “But is there a line? You know, maybe you go too far and you discourage the next Charlie Parker from becoming Charlie Parker?”
Fletcher: “No, man, no. Because the next Charlie Parker would never be discouraged.”
For those who’ve never heard Charlie Parker play.
Note: the movie takes some liberties with the facts about the cutting session. Jo Jones didn’t throw the cymbal at Parker’s head, but on the floor. This was typical to get a bad musician off the stage.
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