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A.k.a.
The Milky Way
Year
1969
Runtime
102 min.
Director
Luis Buñuel
Genres
Drama, Comedy
Rating *
7.7
Votes *
5,370
Checks
1,269
Favs
99
Dislikes
13
Favs/checks
7.8% (1:13)
Favs/dislikes
8:1
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    The Father of Surrealist Cinema, Luis Buñuel, sends us down the merry road of Christianity take-downs in The Milky Way (which is sometimes called the Path of St-James, a pilgrimage two tramps are more or less making in the film). Though largely just thematically-linked vignettes criss-crossing the "path", often seeming like parables, their dialog taken directly from Scripture and theology texts, it's a delight in the way it mixes religious iconography, various historical time frames, surrealism (I love the bit where one character hears another's imagination), and sarcastic exploration of Christianity's hypocrisies. If there's a big take-away, it's that Christianity isn't, nor has never been monolithic, and Catholicism especially (which Latin Europe and its colonies is still saddled with) takes as given things that are not in the Bible whatsoever, and that even biblical literalists ignore half of everything and misinterpret the other half. By juxtaposing different points in religious history, Buñuel highlights the kind of Frankenstein's Monster organized religion really is, a mess of contradictions, strange add-ons, and dated dogma. May anathema be upon me, but I thought it was a lot of fun. 1 year 8 months ago
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    jlfitz

    http://tubitv.com/movies/387304/the_milky_way
    with English subs
    6 years 8 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #26 in 366 Weird Movies
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