It's Such a Beautiful Day

It's Such a Beautiful Day ★★★★★

Film #19 of Make me watch your favourite. Recommended by Dave Vis.

Bill.

Bill is made up out of a couple of lines drawn by a genius. Those lines, in all their simplicity, manage to capture the gravitas, beauty, pain, regrets, sorrow and joy that constitute life.

Bill is beautiful and Hertzfeldt is a genius.

I am completely and utterly amazed by this collection of three shorts that narrates the slow spiral towards oblivion of the most endearing and human stick figure you'll ever meet.

The scope and effectiveness of animation techniques Hertzfeldt uses is impressive and really enhances the way he manages to convey the dire situation Bill is in and the cascade of events that make up his remaining time in this world. There is an undertone of wry melancholy to Hertzfeldt's film that is truly bittersweet.

It's Such a Beautiful Day is an astonishing achievement in storytelling, animation and filmmaking and is a film I will definitely return to, if only to check up on Bill.

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