To a song of love lost and rediscovered, a woman sees and undergoes surreal transformations. Her lover's face melts off, she dons a dress from the shadow of a bell and becomes a dandelion, ... See full summary »

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To a song of love lost and rediscovered, a woman sees and undergoes surreal transformations. Her lover's face melts off, she dons a dress from the shadow of a bell and becomes a dandelion, ants crawl out of a hand and become Frenchmen riding bicycles. Not to mention the turtles with faces on their backs that collide to form a ballerina, or the bizarre baseball game. From the melting clocks and hourglass sand, to the figure rendered in strips, to the character covered in eyeballs, the style and themes of Dalí are clearly recognizable throughout. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Rated PG for mild sensuality
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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Sparked by the friendship between Walt Disney and Salvador Dalí, the film was commissioned to be part of a compilation film. Work started in 1946, and fifteen seconds of footage were created before the project was abandoned. See more »

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Featured in The 76th Annual Academy Awards (2004) See more »

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Destino
Music by / Compositeur de la Musique: Armando Domínguez
English Lyrics by / Paroles Originales de: Ray Gilbert
Performed by / Chanson interprétée par: Dora Luz
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Words fail to describe it
26 March 2004 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

There is no other way to visually match the haunting and lyrical piece, Destino. Utilizing a stunning array of Dali's most iconic pieces, this short tells a very emotional tale. It has left me without words to describe it. Simply, it is beautiful, breath-taking, stunning, and almost lyrical in the fluid change of the figures and icons.

The melody will haunt you for days as you struggle to fully grasp this masterpiece.

However, it is at times too Fantasia-like, too Disney, and not enough Dali. It can be taken as a superficial composition, but I like to think of it as more, as though Dali knew something that we do not and this short serves to inform us of his secret.


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