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It's Such a Beautiful Day
Apparently, the film has already had a few Oscar-qualifying screenings in the Los Angeles area. Personally, I can hardly wait. Making this, basically, a one-man movie. A near-impossible feat. This would seem to be something that could only be done in animation, at least at this level, narratively. Hertzfeldt does have some forebears.
The work thus exists and has been a success as serial shorts and as a feature-length film made using the same footage. Don Hertzfeldt is known for creating ostensibly simple, stick-figure style animated shorts that convey existentialist undercurrents — and outbursts thereof. The trilogy traces the deteriorating psyche of the troubled stick-figure man Bill, who suffers from an obscure mental condition and ruminates on the mundanity of his life and existence. Short-form films—especially animated ones—tend to fall in the gap between film and other media studies. It is a trilogy of shorts made into a feature film. The shorts together form one narrative, and, as their title frames appear seconds within each short, when watching the feature film, it is unclear exactly where one short ends and the other begins. Yet, each part has its own characteristics.
It's Such a Beautiful Day is an experimental black comedy - drama animated film directed, written, animated, and produced by Don Hertzfeldt as his first feature film. The film is divided into three chapters and follows the story of a stick-figure man named Bill, who struggles with his failing memory and absurdist visions, among other symptoms of an unknown neurological illness, implied to be brain cancer. The film employs both offbeat humor and serious philosophical musings. It received critical acclaim and won numerous awards. Bill is a young man whose daily routines, perceptions, and dreams are illustrated onscreen through multiple split-screen windows, which are in turn narrated by Don Hertzfeldt. The Narrator subtly explains that Bill is suffering from a problematic memory disorder, which interferes with his seemingly mundane life. Bill often has meetings with his unnamed ex-girlfriend, and had been recently referred to a clinic for his condition.
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Bill struggles to put together his shattered psyche, in this feature film version of Don Hertzfeldt's animated short film trilogy. Don Hertzfeldt Sara Cushman. You have an hour to spare. I know you have an hour to spare. It's one of the most amazing and gorgeous things I've ever seen. One of the most unbelievable and meaningful and important experiences that a human being can have with a work of cinema, and if you disagree with me, then I can only say that I respect your opinion but I'm also sorry that you didn't get out of this beauty what I got out of it.