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.
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.
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:-
This is cinema.
This is art.
This is life.
watch here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuOvqeABHvQ
years ago i saw the first "my spoon is too big. my spoon is too big." bit without any context and looked upon all the people asking about what the family learning channel was.
years later i see it in context of the full short and i can't tell whether i found it absolutely hilarious or surprisingly depressing. it's either in between or both. brilliant on all fronts either way
"My spoon is to big!"
I really laughed at the bleeding anus part.
loved how the different textures of paper were incorporated into the final bit of the animation
that was wonderful
the way it wraps up is nice but this thing did Not Age Well
I watched this with the text commentary.
He comes across exactly as insane as you would think.
This cracked me up and then depressed me, and I don't know why it made me feel either emotion.
This wouldn't work as well as it does if Hertzfeldt didn't bring it all together at the end with the destruction of all things and the odd poignancy of one character trying to survive the collapse of the universe around him. But he does, so it works, and it's honestly a lot of fun.
¿qué pedo que más del veinte por ciento de esta película es 1) el final y 2) un desastre natural? ¿qué pedo que alguien nominó este pedazo de mierda --compuesto por varias tomas largas, hay que decirlo-- para ganar un pedazo de mierda de la academia?
dénselo antes de que muera. el quesque libertario hertzfeld anda borrando copias.
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- The King and the Mockingbird
- When the Wind Blows
- The Hand
- The Cat With Hands
- Mind Game
Week three of the Underrated Series and we get to the animation category. At least there shouldn't be any debate…
- The Cat With Hands
- The Black Hole
- Sebastian's Voodoo
- I'll Wait for the Next One...
Expanded and tweaked version of my recommended short film list...