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Un chien andalou (1929) ~ Movie Review

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Cast

Lya Lys The woman
Pierre Batcheff Young man
Simone Mareuil Girl
Luis Bunuel Man with razor
Salvador Dali Marist priest
Jaime Miravilles Seminarist

Crew

Dir: Luis Bunuel
Scr: Luis Bunuel, Salvador Dali

An eye-opener in more senses than one, this great surrealist masterpiece - co-written by Luis Bunuel and Salvador Dali - still has the power to shock. Starting with an open razor (wielded by Bunuel) slicing a girl's eyeball, this short film goes on to clash lyrical images with violent ideas to show how love is held back by tradition.

Not as meaningless as it seems, and as anti-clerical as Bunuel was to become in all his later films, it still has enormous intensity.

5 Stars out of 5 - A Masterpiece Beyond Time

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L'Age d'Or ~ Trivia

Bunuel was the Man with the Razor which was him slitting a cow's eyeball.

Louis Aragon and Man Ray were two of the first Surrealists to see the film.

The final scenes on the rocky beach were in Le Havre.

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On the set of Un chien andalou (Le Havre), 1929
Dali, Bunuel, Simone Mareuil, Jeanne Rucar & Robert Hommet
On the rocky beach where the final scenes were filmed
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Source: Luis Bunuel: The Complete Films. Chimera 1900 - 1983

Bunuel and Dali both contributed ideas and dreams to the script. Only the elements they could not explain or rationalise were kept.

Bunuel's fiance Jeanne Rucar worked as a production accountant on the film. They would marry in 1934.

Bunuel and Pierre Batcheff had become friends on the set of La Sirene des tropiques. He had been assistant director on this 1927 Josephine Baker starring vehicle and had been shocked at her unprofessional behaviour, something which Batcheff subscribed to. Batcheff would play the lead in Un chien andalou.

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Un chien andalou: Movie Review >> Trivia

Spellbound >> L'Age d'Or >> Luis Bunuel

Salvador Dali: Complete Biography >> In Depth Early Years (1904 - 26) >> Prodigy Child Without An Exam >> Dali & Gala >> In The U.S.A. >> Classic Period After World War II >> Death In His Own Museum >> Biog. II >> Biog. German >> Biog. French >> Dali Prints & Fakes >> Latest Updates

Salvador Dali: Gallery >> L'Age d'Or >> Spellbound >> Un Chien Andalou >> Luis Bunuel

Salvador Dali Wares: Cards >> Sculptues (incl. the wonderful Parastone Sculptures) >> Prints >> Dali's World: The Treasures of Dali Book >> Dali Books >> 2004 Dali Prestel Postcard Book Fully Scanned >> Dali Phaidon Colour Library Book - Smartphone Page >> Dali The Reality of Dreams Pegasus - Smartphone Page >> Dali (Taschen Basic Art Series) Book - Smartphone Page >> Spellbound UK Dvd + Scans Added >> Official Dali Watercolour Tubes >> Official Dali Artist's Case Scanned >> Dali In New York Dvd Review

L'Age d'Or: Movie Review

Spellbound >> Un Chien Andalou >> Luis Bunuel

Salvador Dali Links: Links >> Dali Posters available at Allposters.com >> Advertise here >> Dali Books and Dvds available @ amazon.com >> Search Site For other Surrealists

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Female Surrealists: Frida Kahlo >> Leonora Carrington >> Nusch Eluard >> Leonor Fini >> Remedios Varo >> Dorothea Tanning >> Valentine Hugo >> Jacqueline Lamba Breton >> Rita Kernn Larsen >> Dora Maar >> Lee Miller >> Meret Oppenheim

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