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Un Chien Andalou (1929)

Un chien andalou (original title)
Not Rated | | Short, Fantasy, Horror | 6 June 1929 (France)
Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí present seventeen minutes of bizarre, surreal imagery.

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(as Louis Bunuel)

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(scenario) (as Salvador Dali), (scenario) (as Louis Bunuel)
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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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Short | Fantasy | Horror

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The movie contains several references to Federico García Lorca (who was in love with Salvador Dalí) and other writers of that time. The rotting donkeys are a reference to the novel "Platero y yo" by Juan Ramón Jiménez, which Luis Buñuel and Dalí hated. 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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Referenced in Buñuel y la mesa del rey Salomón (2001) See more »

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Tristan und Isolde: Liebestod
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Written by Richard Wagner
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surrealist rebellion against society
2 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

this movie may be dated in a certain sense, but the vitality and passion of its vicious rebellion against societal taboos and constraints still comes through full throttle. bunuel, master of cinematic/surrealist revolt, violates every boundary he can think of. a woman's eyeball is slashed open, her chest brutally groped, ants crawl out of a man's hand, etc. this is more of a curiosity than anything else, but I am a surrealism fanatic and love this along with Cocteau's "Blood of a Poet". the reviewers here who downplay it's value are simply wrong and probably decided in advance to dislike it to look different.


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