Having two artists, like Dalí and Buñuel, work together is a treat. In this surreal mash up we start with a man sharpening his razor, and then using said razor to slice open an eye. This is juxtaposed with a cloud moving, seemingly, through the moon. From here it’s free game as to how to summarize the film. Needless to say, the film is still very deliberate in getting across the point that lust for a woman, and lust for killing are possibly one in the same. I could go into all the psychoanalysis crap most like to, but I won’t.
The way that Buñuel gets this across is pure brilliance. Among the religious imagery, superimposition of nudity, and visual metaphors, are a slew of surreal scenes. Most of which I don’t understand, nor claim to; But damn do I enjoy them. If you have ever been interested in surrealism, or art for that fact, you must watch this.
sunday with the giants