The top 1000* of short films as presented on Cinecouch. All credit, hail and respect goes to its curator.
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.
And all at once, the collective mind of the Letterboxd community decided that this was the funniest shit they'd ever seen.
Yes. Yes to all of this. Forever.
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:-
I will probably watch this film literally a couple thousand times before I die, and it will never stop putting my jaw on the floor. It's hilarious and astonishingly creative and, as I put it in a piece that I wrote for a friend, "The last image in the film is so potent an expression of desperate frustration in the face of helplessness that I got it tattooed on my right shoulder blade." 190-proof brilliance, this.
Also: I showed this to the woman who would eventually become my wife the first night we met, sandwiched in between DEAD ALIVE and VIDEODROME. Somehow, she still ended up being the woman who would eventually become my wife.
With Shannon, Max, Mary, Jesse and Chris. As precursor to World of Tomorrow.
with mary, max, jesse, sean christof in the living room.
This is weird... I love it!
There's a scene here where a guy cuts another guy's stomach and made it into a hat. HAHAHA
a documentary about don hertzfeldt slowly losing his will to live.
I choked laughing when he did the one cartoon entirely with his left hand.
Absurd, heel absurd. Bij vlagen erg geestig en zonder dat je het direct beseft ook best diep.
The new restored version and its sound mix are absolutely STUNNING.
This is so good. Hertzfelds best short in my mind.
Some really great off the wall comedy in this animated short. Although it does seem to be random, it does follow a story line that makes you wonder, "were these actually rejected cartoons?"
A really great, and short watch that (unless you have a stick up your ass) will make you have some good laughs.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Only the first hundred or so are in order.