Tag: suffering

Whiplash and the Dangerous Myth of the Suffering Artist

"Not my tempo!"
Spoilers lie ahead.

I finally got round to watching Whiplash.┬áIt’s a great film about a drummer, Andrew in a prestigious school who wants to be the best jazz drummer that ever existed. He’s shooting for genius, nothing less. He manages to draw the attention of the best music teacher in the school, Fletcher. Only problem is, Fletcher is a bully and his methods are abusive and dangerous. (more…)