bunuel first movies are on the public domain but nobody could make them justice like criterion; and a blu ray edition of both films together(maybe trow “las hurdes” also) and it will be a great many thing for cinema as an art.(and an almost sure bestseller)
I am unfamiliar with these “films.” Enough, back to Back to the Future.
Yeah they’re not my favorite Buñuels but they are both good and do deserve criterion editions.
would be wonderful additions to the collection!
I wonder if there is quality source material available. An upgrade of the Keno release would e nice.
These two films would be a great double-edition Criterion disc. Like what they did for Marker. They’re not long enough to warrant an Eclipse series.
The more I watch them, the more I think they are meant to be viewed as fun, silly, irreverent comedies.
Furrowing one’s brow and demanding that they be heavy with meaning? I’m not so sure of that anymore.
Of course they’re supposed to be viewed as comedies. “L’age d’or” is funny as hell. I’ll never forget seeing it in a theater for the first time. I didn’t get it and felt lost for about 30 minutes, but when the film kicked into high gear I was chuckling extremely loudly.
Their “gag-after-gag-after-gag” ethos almost puts them in the the company of those American Zuckerman comedies, or Mel Brooks or Monty Python.
what are you talking about?
and surely there s really good transfers out there
in madrid they past them every three or so hour weekday at the:
centro de arte reina sofia (reina sofia been spain s queen)
As mentioned before, if you don’t laugh with the films you’re not getting enough out of them. If you take them too seriously you’re missing out on a lot.
that a point really
but comedy is a genre that dosent fit with surrealism
it can make(and will) laugh, but…
Surrealism isn’t a “genre” in the sense that comedy is. If you’re talking marketing/categorization, then yes, I would not call these films “comedies”. But the point remains that they are hilarious, regardless of how we want to categorize them. It’s not always about categorization. Maybe it should never be, unless that categorization is going to open up a new dimension of understanding in the film.
very wise words
Why are they in the public domain?
If they are, it’s because they’re older than a certain time limit where public domain kicks in.
they have outlive both theirs creators(luis bunuel and salvador dali)
and their producers (bunuel himself and some french aristocratic family)
support for bunuel blu ray edition of “un chien andalou” and “l age d or”
who do we have to ask at criterion for a blu ray edition?
They’re watching and listening, I’m sure.
i hope you continue to be wise, Mr bobby.
on amazon they have more than four movies of Luis Bunuel on their criterion collection international bestseller
so i guess a blu ray edition, of Bunuel (and Salvador Dali to boast) first short films would also be a best seller.(specially on view of the possible problem and sure cost of the reacquisition of the rights to some of Bunuel s finest movies)
can you pictue?
a blu ray edition with a commentary track(subtitled) by carlos saura!
or at least a fine video interview
“un chien andalou” have been praised for all its artistic aspects
it was even recognized as one of the best shot films of the first 50 years of cinema by the reader of : “american cinematographer”
albert duverger work behind the camera was put on the 43 th place alongside movies like: “hamlet” (the olivier version also from criterion; and “laura” a classic noir
the first blu ray edition (at least on the american market ) of bunuel from criterion, please!
dont let studio canal covers this author!
the glorious black and white that criterion produces….