Awesome: Whiplash

For the 2014 Film:

  • The final performance showcase is a masterful display of editing and sound.
  • Andrew gradually growing more confident in his abilities, to the point where he stands up to Fletcher.
  • Andrew's father going full Papa Wolf and getting Fletcher kicked out of teaching after the latter endangers his son's well being.
  • The point where Andrew is able to fill in for one of his classmates in a musical performance after losing the sheet music, as he had practiced so much that he memorized the music himself.
  • Admit it, you were cheering Andrew on when he attacked Fletcher onstage, and for once actually made him look terrified.
  • As sad as it is in context, Nicole telling Andrew off for getting so self-centered in the pursuit of greatness.