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Yousef Mousa's avatar

Yousef Mousa

Wow !! a head of it's time that's for sure
8 years 7 months ago
Kimlansing's avatar


watched twice!!! Surrealism is confusing
10 years 4 months ago
MewSa's avatar


What the hell did I just see? This is mental... o.O I'm shocked about the dead donkeys.
10 years 5 months ago
HyliaFischer's avatar


in the crowd surrounding the man playing with the hand, there's one person who looks just like Charlie Sheen :D
11 years 5 months ago
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Cornelius P.

I expected something more complex from the masters of surrealism; a near masterpiece nonetheless.
11 years 9 months ago
Timec's avatar


brian_fuller - I guess it depends on what your class conversation was about. If the professor was attempting to get the class to make sense of the narrative, then it was a futile exercise.

On the other hand, surrealism, at its best, is a strongly political and intellectual movement. Whether the artists intended it or not (judging by their other works, I would say they did), the film does have much to say about the nature of editing, of the various components that make up a film, and of narrative in general. Because we are watching a film, we are psychologically forced into finding a coherent narrative where there is none. A constructive conversation could indeed be had about the film's usurpation of traditional narrative and film grammar and for its strong psychological effect.

And, for the record, your last sentence basically says: "I dislike it when people agree with my obviously objective opinion about a film." Unfortunately, like a film or not, the Emperor is very rarely naked, and he certainly is not in this case. The film is an utter delight to watch, and there is more going on then you'd like to admit. After watching it the first time, I immediately started it over - not to find some "missing piece" that would finally allow the film to make sense, but rather to revel in its indelible imagery and hilarious "mind games."

The "16 years earlier" card in the middle of the bedroom scene still manages to crack me up every time.
12 years 1 month ago
brian_fuller's avatar


Andalusian Dog was my introduction to film school. A professor screened it for students the first night of class, then led us in extended deconstruction. I presume his intent was to inspire discussion with cognitive dissonance.

Collaborators Salvador Dalí and Luis Buñuel surely wanted to mess with minds when they made the film in 1929. And, yes, audiences often talk about the film at great length afterward. They are trying to make sense of a stack of surreal and disturbing images. But Buñuel himself argued that there was no sense to be made of them.

And so I heard in that night's soundtrack -- there beneath voices engaged in serious academic discussion -- distant, derisive laughter from the grave. I heard Dalí and Buñuel chuckling as we worked to rationally explain what we had seen and what it meant.

Maybe I don't truly dislike this film. Perhaps instead, I dislike the too-serious gaze of the scholar who cannot admit when the Emperor is indeed naked.
12 years 9 months ago
Imogen's avatar


Fuck this movie, I hate eye-gore
11 years 5 months ago
ngulu's avatar


12 years 11 months ago
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Wise Jake

this movie is genius.
13 years 7 months ago
Emiam's avatar


Finally I've seen it!
And for it's time it's really good. Funny! But then again, I love surrealism and hate avantgardism.

"Un Chien Andalou (English: An Andalusian Dog) is a 16-minute surrealist film made in France in 1928 by Spanish writer/directors Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí, and released in 1929 in Paris. It is one of the best-known surrealist films of the French avant-garde film movement of the 1920s. It is also considered one of the most prominent films in Spanish Surrealism. It stars Simone Mareuil and Pierre Batcheff as the unnamed protagonists."
7 years 8 months ago
Sobchak's avatar


I dont get it..
12 years 12 months ago
george4mon's avatar


utter shit!!
11 years 6 months ago
Coxy's avatar


Awful, awful gibberish.
10 years 7 months ago

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