Monday, June 21, 2010

Don Hertzfeldt, REJECTED

Este es un corto viejo (2000), que he vuelto a ver hace poco y me he reido mucho mientras lo veía. Una serie de historias cortas con un sentido del humor bastante enfermo, como nos gusta. Ganó un montón de premios y acabó nominado a los Oscar.
Although the film is fictional and Hertzfeldt has never done any commercial work, he did receive many offers to do television commercials after Billy's Balloon garnered international attention and acclaim. Hertzfeldt is an artist with anti-corporate leanings and in appearances has often told the humorous story of how he was tempted to produce the worst possible cartoons he could come up with for the companies, make off with their money, and see if they would actually make it to air. Eventually this became the germ for Rejected's theme of a collection of cartoons so bad they were rejected by advertising agencies, leading to their creator's breakdown.
Hertzfeldt has never accepted "real" commercial work and has stated numerous times on his website and in public appearances that he never will, as he feels they are "lies" and does not want to lie to his audience.

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