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Un chien andalou : (Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dali, 1929) /
Elza Adamowicz.
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London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed in the USA by Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
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109 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
1848850565 (pbk.), 9781848850569 (pbk.)
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imprint
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed in the USA by Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
isbn
1848850565 (pbk.)
9781848850569 (pbk.)
catalogue key
7070253
 
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In 1929 Dali and Bunuel produced a seventeen-minute film Un chien andalou . On its first screening, Georges Bataille referred to it as "that extraordinary film ... penetrating so deeply into horror." Its script is said to be based on two dream images - a woman's eye slit by a razor, ants emerging from a hole in a man's hand, and the film shocked audiences. It continues to fascinate, provoke, attract and alienate its viewers - and to influence filmmakers. Elza Adamowicz's lucid critical guide to this most enigmatic of works takes new approaches to the film. It reviews, for example, its openness to so many readings and interpretations; it reassesses Dali and Bunuel's account of the film as a model surrealist work and its reception by the surrealist group, and examines both the unresolved tensions within the film itself and the role of the viewer, as detective or dreamer?
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This critical guide to one of the most enigmatic pieces of French cinema reviews its openness to a multitude of interpretations and reassesses Dali and Bunuel's account of the film as a surrealist work. It examines both the unresolved tensions within the film and the role of the viewer as detective or dreamer.
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Elza Adamowicz's lucid critical guide to this most enigmatic of works takes new approaches to the film. It reviews, for example, its openness to so many readings and interpretations; it reassesses Dali and Bunuel's account of the film as a model surrealist work and its reception by the surrealist group, and examines both the unresolved tensions within the film itself and the role of the viewer, as detective or dreamer?
Main Description
In 1929 Dali and Bunuel produced a seventeen-minute film Un chien andalou . On its first screening, Georges Bataille referred to it as "that extraordinary film '¦ penetrating so deeply into horror." Its script is said to be based on two dream images - a woman's eye slit by a razor, ants emerging from a hole in a man's hand, and the film shocked audiences. It continues to fascinate, provoke, attract and alienate its viewers - and to influence filmmakers. Elza Adamowicz's lucid critical guide to this most enigmatic of works takes new approaches to the film. It reviews, for example, its openness to so many readings and interpretations; it reassesses Dali and Bunuel's account of the film as a model surrealist work and its reception by the surrealist group, and examines both the unresolved tensions within the film itself and the role of the viewer, as detective or dreamer?
Main Description
In 1929 Dali and Bunuel produced a seventeen-minute filmUn chien andalou. On its first screening, Georges Bataille referred to it as "that extraordinary film ... penetrating so deeply into horror." Its script is said to be based on two dream images - a woman's eye slit by a razor, ants emerging from a hole in a man's hand, and the film shocked audiences. It continues to fascinate, provoke, attract and alienate its viewers - and to influence filmmakers.Elza Adamowicz's lucid critical guide to this most enigmatic of works takes new approaches to the film. It reviews, for example, its openness to so many readings and interpretations; it reassesses Dali and Bunuel's account of the film as a model surrealist work and its reception by the surrealist group, and examines both the unresolved tensions within the film itself and the role of the viewer, as detective or dreamer?
Table of Contents
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Synopsis
Introduction: ItâÇÖs dangerous to look inside
Producing Un chien andalou: myths of origin
From scenario to screen: a close collaboration
Premiÿre and reception of Un chien andalou
A surrealist film?
Romantic melodrama or magic theatre?
Classic film narrative subverted
A cinema of attractions
Psychoanalytical readings
Symbols or material images?
Contexts and intertexts: between Fantômas and the fairground
Spanish contexts
Surrealist iconography
A parody of 1920s films
Early cinema and fairground intertexts
1920s social context: destabilizing gender roles
Conclusion
Credits
Bibliography
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