Pushing the limits of cinema; forcing the viewer to accept visual content on its own terms, not as part of a narrative, not as information. The epitome of silent presentation. Words are not necessary and would be distracting. The reaction of the viewer should not be guided.
"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.
Luis Buñuel's influential, historical, and surrealistic debut showed a lot of the themes he will explore throughout his magnificent career. With powerful and suggestive imagery that avoids logical explanations, Buñuel plays a trick on us, the viewer and its comfort zone, desperately seeking for meaning.
My sentiments are tarnished by my feverish delight in the desecration of the eye, partially eliciting itself within the darker regions of my mind through a necessary connection to Georges Bataille. Shameless execution of zany recursion in surrealist media.
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