A black and white experiment stitched together with grotesque iconography and bizarre special effects. What better way to get through 16 minutes of figments of plague, fits of passion, and a prelude to the most memorable gift that Don Corleone could ever proffer. Oh, and there's ants.
wasn't very fond of it. from what i could gather, this film is not supposed to make sense in any rational way, and only meant to revolt against society in a shocking way.. so i question its artistic merit. nonetheless, i can't discredit the film for its influence on cinema and the dreamlike design.
A definitive Surrealist film, Un Chien Andalou is rich in dream imagery and logic, as well as the shocking and controversial content typical of Dali's work. For this reason, this short can be difficult to watch, but is more so a challenge to decipher. At its best, the film offers an allegory of aggressive hetero-masculine lust, detailing the struggles of submitting to both the temptation and guilt of such desires.
Gets better every time I see it. Let me say this: I love it and it means NOTHING. It's just cool to watch. Dali and Bunuel's collective dreams are better than ours.
This famous collaboration between Bunuel and Dali based on their mutual dreams is a series of unrelated images designed to shock the audience, beginning with the severing of a human eye and including such surreal events as a disembodied hand lying in the road and a piano containing dead donkeys being dragged across the floor. Certainly not my kind of thing but of some interest as an important piece of film history...