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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:-
saved by the fantastic ending.
Rejected, the spoon is too big, the banana is a banana and the anus is bleeding. Nice and hilarious
Wow ... this was weird - but I loved it!
So far I had only seen Hertzfeldt's It's A Beautiful Day which is a lot more serious (if Rejected can be described as serious at all) but this short film is just as enjoyable (if you can handle sick humour and anal bleeding)!
Thanks Letterboxd for bringing this film to my attention, I'm surely going to watch more of Hertzfeldt's work!
Most of the jokes don't land anymore, but the meta ending hints at the existential crises that seem to dominate Hertzfeldt's recent work.
Very funny short, wish it was longer
Does this film have the best sound design of any animated film I have ever seen....?
The answer is bannana.
I watched Rejected twice yesterday. TWICE.
Please send help.
When you're away from home with no internet, you do some desperate things. One of those things is cutting off your own arm because you trapped it under a boulder trying to find Wi-Fi. Another one of those things is watching the YouTube videos you have saved to your iPod over and over. Which in turn results in watching Don Hertzfeldt's "Rejected" WAY too many times to be healthy.
I AM THE QUEEN OF FRANCE.
...Sorry. I have to do that every 12 minutes now.
I don't know why, but Rejected was the most hilarious the fifth time around. Maybe something just clicked with me this viewing, but all of the sudden, two guys screaming "DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!" while blood squirts everywhere was hilarious to me a 11:30 at night this time. Maybe it was something about the timing... MAH SPOON IS TOO BIG.
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