Luis Bunuel was one of the true creators of the modern cinema. He made over 30 films, working in France, Republican Spain, the United States (at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and in Hollywood), and Mexico, where he died in 1983. Bunuel's films are both subtle and shocking, as deceptively simple as they are rich in incident and striking in the power of their imagery. Inflected by Surrealism, informed by realism, and mediated by the logic of dreams, Bunuel's cinema is astonishingly singular.This book, originally published in Spanish and French, is now presented in a bilingual Spanish/English edition. Illustrations include documentary photographs as well as over 350 film stills, many in color, from works ranging from his first, shocking Surrealist collaboration with Salvador Dali, Un Chien Andalou (1929), to Belle de Jour (1966), The Discrete Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972), and That Obscure Object of Desire (1977). Including the most thorough chronology, filmography, and bibliography available, this is the ultimate book on Bunuel.
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ENRIQUE CAMACHO is director of the Instituto Cervantes of Toulouse.
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