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also known as An Andalusian Dog

Un chien Andalou1929

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Made in 1929, UN CHIEN ANDALOU (AN ANDALUSIAN DOG) is regarded as the first film produced purely from within the Surrealist movement, and a landmark in the history of cinema. Based on an exchange of dreams between Salvador Dali and acclaimed director Luis Buñuel, this tale of unfulfilled desire opens innocently with the words "Once upon a time." What follows is one of the most shocking and celebrated sequences in film history: a razor slashing a woman's eye in extreme close up... Intended to provoke rather than to please (Bunuel saw it as "nothing more than a desperate and passionate appeal to murder"), UN CHIEN ANDALOU is a triumph of art and a hysterically dark joy ride whose power to affront the viewer is undiminished after more than three quarters of a century.

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All-time classic of surrealist cinema by one of history's greatest directors.


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Somewhere or other, Gertrude Stein said that Spaniards & Americans had no need for Surrealism, as it would be redundant. Possibly. At any rate, this movie set a standard that's rarely been met. So much so, perhaps, that few genuinely surreal movies have been made since. Basically, it's a comedy, a long shaggy-dog joke. Hell of a way for Bunuel to start his career, & one of the few authentic works of art by Dali (who built his career on self-parody).

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Somewhere or other, Gertrude Stein said that Spaniards & Americans had no need for Surrealism, as it would be redundant. Possibly. At any rate, this movie set a standard that's rarely been met. So much so, perhaps, that few genuinely surreal movies have been made since. Basically, it's a comedy, a long shaggy-dog joke. Hell of a way for Bunuel to start his career, & one of the few authentic works of art by Dali (who built his career on self-parody).

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Remains the seminal surrealist movie, retaining the same subversive freshness after all these years.

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I don't think I understand this film. However, if this is supposed to be a surreal dream sequence, I sure am glad my dreams aren't like this. I liked the music, though...

Hmm, now that I've replayed a few of the scenes in my mind, I don't think I like this film at all. This world already has too much violence. Showing an eye being cut open by a razor and showing a woman being sexually molested isn't part of the solution, it's part of the problem.

The modern world has become jaded watching such atrocities. The fact that film allows us to partake in such atrocities vicariously isn't as harmless as most people think.

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a bit absurd now but I understand the message at that time

shaved armpits,french? wow!

A must masterpiece

I saw this in college once and never thought I would ever see it again. very interesting to say the least.

cow's eye scene was innovative

Acquired taste.

i don't remember having had any thoughts while watching the film.

this is a desperate and passionate call to murder.

Containing perhaps one of the most spine-shivering moments that would would rival anything Gasper Noe can present, Un chien andalou, the collaborative effort of Luis Bunuel and Salvador Dali, presents to the viewer an in-your-face battering of images, that makes one think of art, and indeed film art, in an entirely new way.

Not an easy film to watch by any means of the word, but once seen, or indeed experienced, you won't be able to look at another film, or art project in the same way!

Juvenalia!