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Un Chien Andalou / An Andalusian Dog

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  Un Chien Andalou  / An Andalusian Dog Review
Tookey's Rating
5 /10
Average Rating
7.75 /10
Simone Mareuil, Pierre Batcheff, Jaime Miravilles
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Directed by: Luis Bunuel
Written by: Luis Bunuel, Salvador Dali

Released: 1928
Genre: DRAMA
Origin: France
Colour: BW
Length: 0

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Forcefully and intelligently constructed. From the beginning of the first shot real warmth, at once brutal and admirable, emanates from the chosen images and remains throughout the whole performance... a complete cinematic intelligence.

(Jean Lenauer, Close Up)

It is never the plot of [a surrealist] film that should receive attention, but rather the wealth of innuendo... Bunuel and Dali are the first to attempt using the film as a medium for metaphor and ideology.

(Julien Levy, Surrealism, Black Sun Press, 1936)

[The film] remains a unique effort to exalt total love as I conceive it to be... Love in all that it can mean to two human beings... has never been shown with such freedom and quiet audacity.

(Andre Breton, L'Amour Fou, 1937)

A work of major importance in every respect.

(Jean Vigo, long after release)

I am convinced that [it] is unique and unparalleled.

(Henry Miller, long after release)

The musical track added by Bunuel in 1960... enormously enhances the film's effect, stressing the sharp changes of mood. What first strikes one is the modernity of the language and impact... [and] the extent to which it is Bunuel's film, full of his characteristic humour and insolence ... with L'Age d'Or it remains the most important manifestation of surrealism in the cinema.

(Monthly Film Bulletin, 1968)

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