R | | Drama, Music
A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential.
The "double fucking rainbow" remark by Fletcher is a reference to a famous viral video by Bear Vasquez (Paul Vasquez) who reacted ecstatically while capturing a double rainbow on video.
I don't think people understood what it was I was doing at Shaffer. I wasn't there to conduct. Any fucking moron can wave his arms and keep people in tempo. I was there to push people beyond what's expected of them. I believe that is... an absolute ...
During the retelling of the Charlie Parker/Jo Jones story, Fletcher says that Parker went back to practicing the very next day. According to Charlie Parker himself, he was so upset he didn't practice again for another three months.
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