Almost Famous: Lester Bangs and Coltrane

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"I used to do speed... and, you know, sometimes a little cough syrup, and stay up all night... just writin' and writin'... about the phases of Coltrane.... just to fuckin' write."

Philip Seymour Hoffman stars as Lester Bangs in the Cameron Crowe movie Almost Famous. In this scene Bangs, speaking to a young Crowe, expresses his passion for writing by relaying a story of how he used to write about the phrases of Coltrane.

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