Saturday, December 16, 2006

maybe this will help

Just got the Luis Bunuel film, Un Chien Andalou. This may help today seem better ... bring in some joy, right? I thought Saturdays (especially when it's a day off from work) were supposed to be nice ...

5 comments:

Wandering Platypus said...

Hey there spanky - did you know that after Bunuel and Dali finished that, it impressed some French production company enough to offer the pair $ to make a feature film together. Just as they were beginning production, Dali bailed. Bunuel carried on with full visionary control, so we get scorpions, starving bandits, a cow in a bed, cries of sexual pleasure, and Jesus as we've never seen him. Yeeeaaaah!

Anhedonia said...

I remember reading somewhere that the first showing -- the premiere in Paris of this film incited riots ... a woman was trampled by a horse in the street. I will re-research this.

Anhedonia said...

It looks like it was L'Age d'Or, not Un Chien Anadalou, that incited a riot in Paris. It was then promptly banned and sealed away. L'Age d'Or is also the feature film Dali bailed on. I can see this film still inciting something ... if not riots, definitely censorship.

jack.hotel said...

the age of gold?

platypuspeekaboo said...

Yep, spot on, The Age of Gold, but I don't know if it was the bed-ridden cow or the orgy jesus that caused the uproar. The right-wingers got all whingey.

"Either you are made like the rest of civilized humanity, or you are proud and whole like Bunuel. And if you are whole and proud, then you are an anarchist, and throw bombs."
-Henry Miller