Whiplash: Changing Expectations

In this video essay, JD Thompson takes a look at the first act of Damien Chazelle’s debut feature, Whiplash, demonstrating how Chazelle constantly shifts the viewer’s expectations of what is going to happen to Andrew, the film’s protagonist, building tension and suspense and keeping us glued to the story.

JD Thompson

Videos: 6

Building Tension & Suspense

Psychological Drama

Damien Chazelle