Bill is a lonely everyman whose daily routines, perceptions, and dreams are all illustrated onscreen via split-screen windows. Bill’s life, narrated in several humorous and dramatic anecdotes, gradually grows dark and terrifying as he appears to be suffering from a fatal mental disorder.
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It is hard to think of another director who has used so little to such a great affect. Of the three Hertzfeldt shorts that comprised the full-length It's Such A Beautiful Day, this one resonated with me the most.
"bill daydreamed about all the brains in jars he used to see at school. how he used to wonder whether there were still somehow pieces of individuals inside, scattered fragments of partial dreams or lost memories locked deep within that dead tissue."