Whiplash and the Power to Suffocate an Audience

How filmmakers use deliberate editing and frantic camera movements to create overwhelming tension

Whiplash, 2014

Damian Chazelle’s 2014 film, “Whiplash”, is a beautifully crafted masterpiece that tells the story of a battle between two obsessive characters devoted to their craft of jazz music. On one side we have our protagonist…