Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Movie Review: Un Chien Andalou (1928)

Un Chien Andalou (1928) - Directed in Luis Bunuel; Written by Salvador Dali and Luis Bunuel; Cinematography by Albert Duverger and Jimmy Berliet. Starring Simone Mareuil and Pierre Batcheff.

By Kenny Howell

At only 16 minutes long, this doesn’t make for a nighttime’s worth of viewing, but it is an interesting experience nonetheless.

The short film is basically a dream, and probably the closest thing to a dream every filmed. The most famous scene is the opener where a person gets their eye slit open with a razor. There isn't much meaning to grab from the film, other than what you see into it.

This opened up the whole world of film to surrealism, thanks to artist Salvador Dali and director Luis Bunuel (The Exterminating Angel).

Rating: ****

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