Love the parallel between the cadaver and the clouds crossing the moon. Good, subversive.
almost 4 years
very artsy, fairly disturbing, not for everyone.
over 5 years
One of the most notorious, if not one of the best, short films ever made.
Watched for my Intro to Film Analysis class -- classic avant garde.
almost 7 years
People say it's an important film but I find it hard to care
Weird and surrealistic, but what do can you expect from Dali? The eye scene shocks, still.
over 7 years
One of the most important films in the arthouse genre. Surrealistic and adorable beautiful
Un Chien Andalou (French pronunciation: [œ̃ ʃjɛ̃ ɑ̃dalu], An Andalusian Dog) is a 1929 silent surrealist short film by the Spanish director Luis Buñuel and artist Salvador Dalí. It was Buñuel's first film and was initially released in 1929 to a limited showing in Paris, but became popular and ran for eight months.
The film has no plot in the conventional sense of the word. The chronology of the film is disjointed, jumping from the initial "once upon a time" to "eight years later" without the events or characters changing very much. It uses dream logic in narrative flow that can be described in terms of then-popular Freudian free association, presenting a series of tenuously related scenes.
The film opens with a title card reading "Once upon a time". What may be the film's conclusion unfolds; a middle-aged man (played by Buñuel) sharpens his razor at his balcony door and tests the razor on his thumb. He then opens the door, and idly fingers the razor while gazing at the moon, about to...