Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
An animator's commissioned works, rejected because of their increasingly absurd and violent tone (reflecting the animator's own progressive breakdown)
I noticed that basically everyone on this site was watching this and I decided to check it out for myself and see what all the hoopla was about. Now, I have this to say...
What the fuck...
What in the fuck...
Why did you people make me watch this?
Why is that thing's anus bleeding?
What's up with the banana?
Is that baby gonna be okay (I don't care)?
Why is that spoon so big?
Where can I get Johnson and Mills Fish Sticks?
What the fuck is going on?
Why did I love this so much?
Why did I find this so hilarious?
I don't know, but discovering weird shit like this is one of the many reasons why I just adore this site.
"My anus is bleeding!"
I swear to God, this is a fucking masterpiece.
And all at once, the collective mind of the Letterboxd community decided that this was the funniest shit they'd ever seen.
This is cinema.
This is art.
This is life.
I really love these trends that occasionally pop up on Letterboxd where so many people suddenly end up watching the same thing, as has happened with Rejected in the last 24 hours. I particularly like it when said trend surrounds a short film as I'd love to see more short films get a lot more support in general.
Rejected is superb and exactly in the vein of completely loopy humour that I do love from time to time. It doesn't all work but no gag is overdone and Don Hertzfeldt's animation, especially during the last couple of minutes, is genuinely amazing.
Watch this on YouTube and enjoy - it's only 9 minutes long:-
And thus completes my Don Hertzfeldt marathon (barring It's Such A Beautiful Day because I honestly don't have time to watch the whole thing again).
The man is a genius, clearly. My favourite filmmaker of all time. He is either certifiably insane, or is able to put his mind to such far out and surreal places that I cannot even begin to understand his mind.
Rejected is his seminal work, the film which brought him mainstream attention, and probably the best film to start with. I wouldn't have known about him without Letterboxd collectively going crazy about it a few years ago, but it really is a work of pure mastery. Hertzfeldt knows just how much meta humour to put in to make it seem fresh and not up itself.
If I ever get the chance to meet the man I don't know if I'll even be able to speak.
Weird obscure but fun.
Man, I loved these back in the day.
"I am a consumer whore!"
Great comedy, great short film.
So many quotable moments in this film. Most of which I've always heard, but never knew where they came from. Hm.
With the popularity of World of Tomorrow on Letterboxd, I've been desperately trying to find it so that I can watch it and see what all the fuss is about. In that search, I've come across some other work from Don Hertzfeldt.... what an awfully unique mind this man has...
It's clear to see that Don Hertzfeldt looks at the world in a very different way, with a very skewed perspective on everyday life. The interesting thing though, is that these ads were meant for family viewing and consumer products - but these ads had nothing remotely to do with either of that. Either he was trying to rebel against these institutions, or he serious expected these to be ok…
The most obscure thing ever commissioned by man, I like it.
Rejection breeds success in my opinion
"I'm a consumer whore"
Absurda, violenta y crítica. El final es genial.
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