Sunday Shorts: Ah l’Amour

Sunday ShortsMost know Don Hertzfeldt for his bizarre and surreal animated short film, Rejected. An Academy Award nominated, highly recognized animator, Hertzfeldt has developed what I would submit is more than just a cult following since breaking onto the animation scene in early 2000. Today’s Sunday Shorts offering is a glimpse back at the work Hertzfeldt created as a UC Santa Barbara film student that prefaced his bursting into the public consciousness with the likes of talking bananas and dancing clouds with bleeding…er…yeah.

AH L’AMOUR (1995)

Written, animated, edited by: Don Hertzfeldt

While the artistic execution has certainly improved with time, this is definitely a Hertzfeldt offering. The off-kilter humor that hakes made the rest of his work so entertaining and worth revisiting is already beginning to show even as an eighteen year old student producing a class project — which this particular short film was.

You can find out more about Don and his work at Bitter Films, where he keeps a journal along with a hefty amount of other interesting things for fans to pore through. It’s a quirky site; take some time to look around. Basically, all the cool kids will dig it, and you’re an FSR reader — so it totally stands to reason that you will too.

Give us a visit next weekend for another bowl of tastebud tingling Sunday Shorts. Bring your spoon — just make sure it’s not too big.

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Dustin is a California transplant by way of West Texas, spending most of the last ten years anywhere between Oceanside and Santa Barbara. Dustin has been writing since adolescence, winning such illustrious honors as first grade teacher Ms. Wall's Creative Critter Writing Award.

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