How To Achieve Greatness, According To Whiplash

Fletcher, the megalomaniac director in Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash, embodies the physical and mental features of a devil. The film suggests that sacrifice and selling your soul to the devil is sometimes necessary for achieving greatness. Where does this bleak outlook of artistic achievement come from and what can we learn from it?


Psychological Drama


Damien Chazelle


Whiplash