A guy keeps getting painfully rejected (bodily harm) when he asks girls out. —IMDb
Don Hertzfeldt (born August 1, 1976) is the creator of many short animated films, including the Academy-Award nominated Rejected and Everything Will Be OK. His animated films have received over one hundred and fifty awards and have been presented around the world. Before the age of thirty, his films were already the subject of several career retrospectives. He was the youngest director named in the “They Shoot Pictures, Don’t They” list of “The 100 Important Animation Directors” of all time, and in 2010 he received the San Francisco International Film Festival’s “Persistence of Vision” Lifetime Achievement Award at the age of 33.
The popularity of Hertzfeldt’s work is unprecedented in the history of independent animation and his films are frequently quoted and referenced in pop culture. In 2009, the Sundance Film Festival noted, “If cinephiles think shorts don’t generate the same sort of hype and fanbase as feature films, they obviously haven’t heard of Don Hertzfeldt.”
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You can start the thread I wouldn't know where to start or even call it but man I just wrote like a whole thing than clicked on a link and lost it so I have zero momentum here. Its my opinion P.C suppression murders honest thought and prevents people from being objective. Also people tend to take the wrong things seriously. I mean a Hertzfeldt cartoon like this...Its become an inclusive thing and even a cult of its own where in schools you cant say anything anymore attacking words is weird to me. Retard and midget is not the same as some other words stuff like that and eveything is taken out of context. But cinema cinema (outside of hollywood) has been spared from this thank god imagine Battle in Heaven the p.c version and most of the censorship comes from people who don't know or understand art, comedy, or context for me its scary.
Battle in Heaven is a great movie, I don't think political correctness is a good thing in terms of limiting what artists can say but I do think it's valid for us as cinephiles to dislike films that offend us because of bigotries we find in our interpretations of them. Hertzfeldt is a good director (I'm a big fan of Rejected and really enjoyed Billy's Balloon) but remember that this was his first short and therefore an earlier, less mature work. (Although I must admit calling Hertzfeldt, the king of Internet-era shock animation, "mature" is a stretch.) He probably grew out of this fratboy-level humor and honed his skill before making the funnier, bleaker films I mentioned above.
Don Hertzfeldt Could you become beloved of WOMEN on EARTH TODAY by making shorts about our plight? Have topic list, will share.... More WOMEN dead from AIDS than Men from WAR 1984 - 2010 RIP http://www.youtube.com/stellajane13#p/a/u/2/ZTZ49ikMnGU link: the GREAT BARRIER Brief IN-IN-INappropriate!!!! Meps meps Didn't Roseanne Roseannadana say: "WHY do they call them PRIVATES if it is everyone ELSE's BUSINESS ?"
Animator Don Hertzfeldt traces a line through a darkly comic valley of existential dread.