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Un Chien Andalou (1929)
"Un chien andalou" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Short  |  6 June 1929 (France)
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A surrealistic film with input from Salvador Dalí. Director Luis Buñuel presents stark, surrealistic images including the slitting open of a woman's eye and a dead horse being pulled along ... See full summary »

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A surrealistic film with input from Salvador Dalí. Director Luis Buñuel presents stark, surrealistic images including the slitting open of a woman's eye and a dead horse being pulled along on top of a piano. A mysterious film open to interpretations ranging from deep to it all meaning absolutely nothing. It is certain that this short (17 minute) film presented something new in the cinema of its day. Written by garykmcd

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With a running length of 16 minutes, this is the shortest film listed in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die, the book series edited by Steven Jay Schneider. See more »

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When the young woman with the box is about to be run over by a car, she raises her hands. At that moment she is not holding the box. In the next shot just before the accident she is holding the box again. See more »

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Featured in Histoire(s) du cinéma: Les signes parmi nous (1998) See more »

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Prelude Tristan und Isolde
Music by Richard Wagner
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Alfred Hitchcock's 1930 film "Murder!", inspired by the soundtrack from Un Chien Andalou?
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Perhaps the most influencing movie in the history of cinema
26 May 2001 | by (Athens, Greece) – See all my reviews

This is a truly ground-breaking movie. Surrealist geniuses Dali and Bunuel combined their powers and produced this short collection of shocking scenes. This is the film that first showed that art is not there only to please the audience but also to annoy and depict our darkest thoughts and dreams. The proof of its success is that nowadays the shock value is almost zero (except the ultra-famous eye scene). What then seemed an outrageous and demoralizing attempt is now common practice. I still think though that given their talents, they could do an even better movie if they were more serious about it, but one should not forget they were two young guys trying to revolt against the establishment.


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