This was an awesome video to watch.
I guess on the surface I never would have thought Black Swan and Whiplash were at all similar, but after watching this video dissecting each movie's themes, I can see how the story is in fact going through the same journey. Two incredible films made even better by this explanation of madness.
I was watching this short video that compares the short version of Whiplash with the theatrical release version of the film by the same name. Man. It gave me anxiety just watching it again. Whiplash gives me more uneasiness in my chest than any thriller or horror movie, all because of how it reminds me of the pressure of performing in front of people. If you played an instrument as a kid, maybe you'd understand too.