A surrealistic film with input from Salvador Dalí, director Luis Buñuel presents stark, surrealistic images that shock the viewers including the slitting open of a woman's eye and a dead horse being pulled along on top of a piano. Obviously open to interpretation - from deep meanings to it all meaning absolutely nothing - it is certain that this short (17 minutes) film presented something new in the cinema of its day. Written by
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Legend has it that the severed hand used in the street scene was a real hand, and Dali convinced a man to cut it off in exchange for enough money to buy lunch. See more
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
Referenced in Hellhounds
Tristan und Isolde: Liebestod
Written by Richard Wagner See more