It's not often that a film comes around whose form dictates that it be editing that's pushed to the fore and allowed to shine so prominently. That's what makes Whiplash so special, and what to my mind makes it a modern classic. Let's take a brief look at how they did it.
Here’s what I think, you might not like it but try and stay with me:
film is the most important art form in modern culture.
editing is the most important part of filmmaking.
no one gives a shit about editing.