Cet obscur objet du désir (1977)
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When talk about Bunuel I still remember "Los olvidados" dream sequence. There is no space in my mind for this.
I think this is the third best Bunuel. It's not crazy like most of his. I was surprised how much I enjoyed it. I could feel the emotion of the lead actor at the end. It was very powerful in that regard.
Blue Balls: the movie. It's just incredible in the way it dissects the power struggle between man and woman, and reveals it to be too deeply complicated to grasp. You can chuck accusations of misogyny at this thing all you want, they won't stick. Bunuel's ended on a high.
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This movie ranks #118 in Academy Award - Best International Feature Film Nominees
This movie ranks #146 in The Criterion Collection
This movie ranks #359 in 366 Weird Movies
This movie ranks #447 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time
This movie ranks #601 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
This movie ranks #697 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Cinema
This movie ranks #812 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?
This movie ranks #867 in The New York Times's Book of Movies