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.
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.
Fragmented and incoherent structure brought this short to hilarious heights. Some may think this a pathetic bid for laughs, but I fell for it and truly laughed out loud.
What the shit.....
Sometimes insanity and creativity are the same thing. This is the case with Rejected.
You haven't lived until you've seen a cloud drown in a lake of it's own anus blood.
Apparently the anus bleeding sequence is considered more disturbing than holocaust footage by some people.
What ever floats my boat I suppose.
This short film is just incredibly insane but at the same time hugely enjoyable and very funny. Words just can't really describe this film.
I'm not 100% sure what I just watched.
But I'm still laughing so something must've been done right.
What the hell did I just watch?
And... Wh-Why... did I like it so much?
I didn't realize I had watched this before. It's fun
I had no idea Swedish Chrismas songs could cause rectal bleeding.
Tuesday's coming. Did you bring your coat?