Don Hertzfeldt’s The Meaning Of Life. Free for 1 Week Only

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Don Hertzfeldt’s a name you might not know off the top of your head, but in all honesty you should know it. He’s one of the hardest working experimental film-makers currently constantly producing material. You’ve actually probably seen some of his work without realizing it. (He’s the Rejected Cartoons guy. No? Well I’m calling dibs on a full blog about Don if that is the case…) That’s neither here nor there for the time being.

Right now for 1 Week (starting today Thursday, December 16th at time of writing) You can catch his 2005 film, The Meaning of Life completely free of charge over on Mubi.com through this link.

Mubi is a unique site that cropped up a while ago and I forgot about it till today, mostly because it was alpha at the time. It’s trying to bill itself as a digital cinema, or an on demand movie theater over the internet, they cater to more out there/independent films, but the pricing is solid for the ones that aren’t free. So bookmark it for later!

Back to The Meaning Of Life.

This is a 12 minute epic that deserves
Don Hertzfeldt's a name you might not know off the top of your head, but in all honesty you should know it. He's one of the hardest working experimental film-makers currently constantly producing material. You've actually probably seen some of his work without realizing it. (He's the Rejected Cartoons guy. No? Well I'm calling dibs on a full blog about Don if that is the case…) That's neither here nor there for the time being.

Right now for 1 Week (starting today Thursday, December 16th at time of writing) You can catch his 2005 film,  The Meaning of Life completely free of charge over on Mubi.com through this link.

Mubi is a unique site that cropped up a while ago and I forgot about it till today, mostly because it was alpha at the time. It's trying to bill itself as a digital cinema, or an on demand movie theater over the internet, they cater to more out there/independent films, but the pricing is solid for the ones that aren't free. So bookmark it for later!

Back to The Meaning Of Life.

This is a 12 minute epic that deserves to be watched full screen, with the sound up all the way. If anything he deserves to be seen because not only is this one even more a trip than usual, but also because he's pulled out some really stunning effects that are unmatchable digitally.

Yes, Don hand-animates ALL his films and then FILMS  them with 35mm Film. (I drooled just typing that.) If that lingo is lost on you let me rephrase. He draws everything out on paper, and films it with a old school camera. This is the equivalent of taking those flip books and then deciding to scale that up to a full blown, multi-year production.

Check out the site for more a breakdown on the production here http://bitterfilms.com/meaningoflife.html

Keep an eye out for a Paying Respects on the Don in the future since he deserves some love. And Remember, you only have a week to catch The Meaning for life for free, just by joining Mobi.