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A.k.a.
Un Chien Andalou
Year
1929
Runtime
16 min.
Director
Luis Buñuel
Genres
Fantasy, Horror, Short
Rating *
7.8
Votes *
34,397
Checks
15,222
Favs
968
Dislikes
151
Favs/checks
6.4% (1:16)
Favs/dislikes
6:1
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  1. corchap's avatar

    corchap

    For the people who don't understand this film-- its an experimental film from the 20's in France when the avant-garde expression was born. There is no narrative, its a series of dream sequences that is meant to see things differently without explaining them. It is relying on dream impressions rather than objective observation. When we dream, things change form and events occur for no reason and this film was meant to bring our dream sequences into our conscious mind. Its not pleasing to the eye- pun intended- but it means to attack the casualties of our dreams and make us aware of them. 6 years 7 months ago
  2. pfluke's avatar

    pfluke

    I can practically smell the absinthe 7 years 4 months ago
  3. SkilledLunatic's avatar

    SkilledLunatic

    "It was Buñuel's intention to shock and insult the intellectual bourgeoisie of his youth, later saying: Historically, this film represents a violent reaction against what at that time was called 'avantgarde cine,' which was directed exclusively to the artistic sensibility and to the reason of the spectator. Against his hopes and expectations, the film was a huge success amongst the French bourgeoisie, leading Buñuel to exclaim in exasperation, "What can I do about the people who adore all that is new, even when it goes against their deepest convictions, or about the insincere, corrupt press, and the inane herd that saw beauty or poetry in something which was basically no more than a desperate impassioned call for murder?"
    They wanted to be hated.
    7 years ago
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