Not provoking cinema riots anymore, but the "I-don't-see-the-point"s of today are reminiscent of that. Whether you see a big picture sense in the whole movie or not, the images created are arousing. If the strange ellipses, mood changes and strange mise-en-scène (bishops in an islet, antigravity suicides) don't stimulate you, then perhaps you're lacking imagination.
The second Dali/Bunuel collaboration takes a bit more of a structured approach than "Un Chien Andalou". (Really, how could it not?) I love Bunuel, but this is not among my favourites of his. It's reminiscent of much of his later work, but the satire is nowhere near as sharp, and it lacks the fierce anarchic spirit of his previous film.
Hypnotic, mesmerizing....The most misterious film from the tandem Dali-Buñuel..Most likely one of the most influential film not only in the modern cinema (although infairly ignored) but also in all the art fields....For sure the hardest kick in the ass to the catholic church ever fillmed.....
2.5 stars. Required viewing for anyone interested in film history. A must-see also if you think surrealism is a good approach to filmmaking. I don't, though. – Remarkably, much of this has the feel of Monty Python's Flying Circus, only 40 years earlier and in b/w. – The final sequence seems endless, idiotic, and bears no connection to the rest.