In a dream-like sequence, a woman's eye is slit open--juxtaposed with a similarly shaped cloud obsucuring the moon moving in the same direction as the knife through the eye--to grab the audience's attention. The French phrase "ants in the palms," (which means that someone is "itching" to kill) is shown literally. A man pulls a piano along with the tablets of the Ten Commandments and a dead donkey towards the woman he's itching to kill. A shot of differently striped objects is repeatedly used to connect scenes. Written by
Ryan T. Casey <RTCasey@mn.uswest.net>
Did You Know?
At the Paris premiere, Luis Buñuel
hid behind the screen with stones in his pockets for fear of being attacked by the confused audience. 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 The Quest for _____
"Tristan und Isolde: Liebestod"
Written by Richard Wagner See more