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dc.contributor.advisorGrundmann, Royen_US
dc.contributor.advisorHall, John W.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWei, Christopheren_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-20T14:49:42Z
dc.date.available2019-06-20T14:49:42Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/36018
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is a primer on the experimental independent animator Don Hertzfeldt, whose filmography—described by one critic as “a singular universe of stick figures in crisis”—has for more than two decades been engaging some of the larger questions of post-millennial existence, particularly with regard to consciousness, temporality, and death. First, I will briefly introduce who Hertzfeldt is as an auteur (where he comes from, where his primary interests lie, and what his impact has been); second, I will provide an overview of the historical context in which his oeuvre should be placed (i.e. the history of animation and of experimental cinema); third, I will closely analyze his work, examining questions of style and narrative, starting from his student films and continuing to his more recent films; and fourth, I will explore some of the philosophical implications of recurring Hertzfeldtian motifs and themes (particularly with regard to consciousness, temporality, and death) before concluding.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 Internationalen_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectFilm studiesen_US
dc.subjectAnimationen_US
dc.subjectDon Hertzfeldten_US
dc.subjectExperimental filmen_US
dc.subjectFilm theoryen_US
dc.subjectIt's Such a Beautiful Dayen_US
dc.subjectTemporalityen_US
dc.titleNow is the envy of all of the dead: an introduction to Don Hertzfeldt, the animatoren_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertationen_US
dc.date.updated2019-06-03T22:08:45Z
etd.degree.nameMaster of Fine Artsen_US
etd.degree.levelmastersen_US
etd.degree.disciplineFilm & Televisionen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US


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