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.
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.
Had a shit couple of days and honestly the cloud's anus bleeding was exactly what I needed.
(Got the Hertzfeldt collection on Blu and it looks *amazing*)
in primary school we used to watch this along side charlie the unicorn and harry potter puppet pals as if they were all doing the same thing
Don Hertzfeldt is an artist.
"... and to me, commercials are nothing but lies"
Given to, a promotional advertisement to make, he decides to make the most anti corporate shit ever with some badass text commentary to flame the burns. This dude fucks.
I'm very proud to say this is the 60th film I logged on this site.
"I'm a consumer whore!"
It proves that Hertzfeldt has always been pretty quirky and surreal
it also proves that it isn't always funny or interesting
I have to admit the angry ticks short made me laugh a lot though and the final short is most likely Hertzfeldt's best thing he has ever done and serves as genuine surreal genius
what did the family learning channel ever do to don hertzfeldt
Just Watch it: www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuOvqeABHvQ
Very short and very good - Countless <10 minute shorts and where to watch them | Links to YouTube/Vimeo
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