A little girl is contacted by a mysterious woman.
A little girl is contacted by a mysterious woman.
probably the best short film i've ever seen.
i watched it 5 times today. i just showed it to my girlfriend. she's dead now.
“I no longer fall in love with rocks.”
Sometimes something is inexplicably perfect. Take, for example, the ending of Julia Donaldson’s children’s classic, The Gruffalo. Telling the charming story of a quick-witted, clever little mouse who evades assailant after assailant (including a fox, an owl, a snake, and the titular monster) on his way through the forest, Donaldson’s rhyme scheme and plucky tale recall the simple delights of Dr. Seuss. The Mouse is small and fragile and susceptible to nature’s inherent predation—it is the way of things. But he is able to subvert the natural course of events with a keen understanding of the importance of words (and a little bit of bravado and good cheer). Finally, after he has…
This has got to be one of the saddest yet most fascinating movies I’ve seen! World of Tomorrow encapsulated so many different emotions, futuristic as well as controversial concepts and gorgeous animation that it even beat Inside Out as my favorite animated flick of the year. While the latter deals with our memories in a heartwarming way, Don Hertzfeldt has a much bleaker approach as we see people getting more and more detached from their humanity and unable to fully revisit their own memories in the future. Still, there's also a fair share of insightful dialogue that will make us reflect on how we've been living our lives to this day. Even though it’s a short film, I must say this managed to be more engaging, philosophical, wildly imaginative and touching than several full-length science fiction flicks that have been released in recent years.
Don Hertzfeldt's World of Tomorrow might just be THE film of the 2010s decade so far, and it's only 16 minutes long. Hertzfeldt has been building up to something, and with the story of Bill in It's Such a Beautiful day, he crafted a masterpiece that many haven't even seen. World of Tomorrow isn't just a masterpiece; It's that something that he has been building towards since the beginning of his career.
This film is a game changer. Plain and simple. Overflowing with humor, melancholy, despair, innocence, beauty, horror, and connection; Don Hertzfeldt's latest takes less than a quarter of an hour and constructs a masterwork that will make you laugh, cry, and feel intimately passionate about the state…
It takes a special film to make me cry.
I cried at World of Tomorrow because Don Hertzfeldt so perfectly realized innocence and pain.
From what I know, this film was just an experiment in technique. He has more coming forth. Accounting his prolific output, and it's critical and fan loving acceptance; he's going to be a force to be reckoned with.
But I already knew that.
Damn you, Mr. Hertzfeldt.
'That's the thing about the present. You only appreciate it when it's the past.'
'Live well and live broadly'
'Now is the envy of all of the dead'
It's funny how easy it is to forget all the things you know that are true. In Holland we have a Nation's Thinker. Something of a poet laureate of Philosophy. The previous Nation's Thinker was diagnosed with cancer, which he initially combatted successfully, only to have it return later giving him a date of sorts on which his life would end. In a very candid interview he gave not long before he died he showed what happens when a great thinker is confronted with his own mortality. He…
"live well and live broadly. now is the envy of all of the dead"
god damn this is some shit I gotta get some fresh air
There are some films that just tether themselves to your heart. Almost so much so that they feel like part of your identity. And any criticism of them feels like a direct attack on your person. World of Tomorrow is one of those films for me. I'm so in love with its humanity, intelligence, wit, sadness, and sweetness.
What a wonderful film!!!
I love this so much.
I do not have the mental or emotional capacity to deal with his loss, but sometimes, I sit in a chair late at night and quietly feel very bad. When the night is at its most quiet, I can hear death. I am very proud of my sadness, because it means I am more alive. I no longer fall in love with rocks.
"Do not lose time on daily trivialities. Do not dwell on petty detail. For all of these things melt away and drift apart within the obscure traffic of time. Live well and live broadly. You are alive and living now. Now is the envy of all of the dead."
this movie made me feel a lot of things in such a short amount of time i'm not really sure how to write about. it's so beautiful and so terrifying and everything a short film could be.
had a terrible first day at my new position so I turned to comfort food and favorite films tonight!
tag yourself, I'm the robots writing depressed poetry
This particular viewing allowed me to apprehend the existential of the Nietzschean child. Truly a work of art.
Emily Prime is too cute.
Also this messed me up.
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Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!