Un chien andalou (Version française) [Import]
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As for the film itself, there's not much to say that hasn't been said by other reviewers. The nudity (which includes overt sexual fondling) must have been pretty shocking for 1928 audiences, though it was less "radical" in its emotional charge than the opening sequence with the famous eye-slice. Surrealist painting, along with fiction, anticipated virtually everything in "Chien" -- shock effects, juxtapositions of incongruous imagery, sexual motifs -- all these were a standard part of the surrealist pallette, and Bunuel used them masterfully. The image of the ants swarming out of a hole in a character's palm was a specific image mirrored in painting of the time (e.g.Read more ›
One guy on the video ( well my version of it ( which has two versions of the film ))says that this is a film about the sex-war and yada yada ya while another reviewer says this film is " indefinable "......so hold on if even a reviewer thinks this film is indefinable than what chance do we have of knowing......effectively zilch!
We may have our own opinions on this film but the thing with this is that each is valid. If you hate this film for the basic fact that it didn't make sense.....you would be right because it effectively doesn't
So why watch it? As funny as this may seem I don't really have an answer for that question. Blind fascination perhaps, that's all!
As I was saying I have two versions of this. One that Bunuel used with the soundtrack of Wagner's Tristan Und Isolde, which you might find isn't fitting with the film ( perhaps that's the whole point ). The other soundtrack is made by Mauriccio Kagel which is far more experimental and more jarring to the person who watches the film.
I don't know which version is used on the version that is sold to Americans.....neither do I know what the other film on the American version is like. I am only reviewing Un Chien Andalou - if I ever get the chance to review the other film I'll give my thoughts on that film as always
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I find these films interesting for their period statements. At one time Un Chien Andalou was a statement about nothing. Read morePublished on March 25 2004 by James E. Vancik
Good news for all Bunuel and Dali fans!! Un Chien Andalou DVD will release in April. The set will include the film, audio commentary, and a 15 minute interview with Luis Bunuel's... Read morePublished on March 23 2004 by Guillermo Fernandez
I had heard of Luis Bunuel from a number of sources, one of which was my mother, and also from various filmmakers in documentaries, in particular on the commentary track for the... Read morePublished on July 18 2003 by J. Christal
Un chien andalou is a really heart-warming movie.
it has terrific music that perfectly fits the flow and the feeling of the film.The acting is also great! Read more
"Un Chien Andalou" (or "An Andalusian Dog," a title which has effectively nothing to do with the film) is virtually a trailer to Luis Bunuel's entire career, containing all the... Read morePublished on Feb. 10 2002 by firstname.lastname@example.org
In qualifying this class of films it's impossible any attempt of impartiality: you love the repulsive, anticlerical, explosive images of "El perro andaluz"or you hate the movie and... Read morePublished on Nov. 8 2001 by Carlos Vazquez Quintana
This short seventeen-minute film has some of the most famous images in cinema history. By famous scenes I don't mean epic action scenes from famous hollywood blockbusters. Read morePublished on Nov. 5 2001 by Victor Spezzini
Without the Luis Bunuel/Salvador Dali collaboration UN CHIEN ANDALOU, there might well have been no PINK FLAMINGOS, no ERASERHEAD, no Pasolini or Godard or Polanski etc. etc. etc. Read morePublished on Oct. 17 2001 by Steve J
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