Grim, surrealistic, and downright bizarre. A treat that (film wise) defines the pair of Luis Bunuel and Salvador Dali. Filled with Freudian dream-like imagery, and Bunel's absurdest sense of humor, this 17 minutes was intended to shock and challenge censorship (at the time) along with religion and conventional thinking. Did the pair intend for us analyze their film or to purely experience it? What do you see? 4.4
"The Stream of Subversive Images"
No idea or image that might lend itself to a rational explanation of any kind would be accepted. We had to open all doors to the irrational and keep only those images that surprised us, without trying to explain why.
It offers the illusion of a narrative.
I suppose these days people are so desensitized to graphic imagery that it is difficult to imagine the shock value this would of had in 1929. In Bunuel's autobiography he commented that "they were constantly fighting a society they despised. Their principal weapon wasn't guns, of course; it was scandal." I think that this sums up what these revolutionaries were trying to accomplish with film.