Un Chien Andalou (1929)
Un Chien Andalou (1929)
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A woman sucks the toe of a plaster statue when her lover is called away to the telephone. Another woman has her eye slit by a razor blade, in lovingly detailed close-up. A man's hand is devoured by ravenous ants. Rotting donkey carcasses recline atop pianos. And these are the highlights of Un Chien Andalou (The Andalusian Dog), an unholy but fascinating collaboration between Spanish director Luis Buñuel and surrealist Salvador Dali. It wasn't supposed to tell a story, or make sense: Buñuel and Dali set about to shock, and they certainly succeeded. Running 24 minutes, Un Chien Andalou was merely a warm-up for the 1930 Buñuel/Dali chef d'ouevre, L'Age D'Or. … More
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Critic Reviews for Un Chien Andalou
This is the avant-garde masterpiece with the razor across an eyeball and dead donkeys sprawled across pianos.
Luis Buñuel began his movie career with the most notorious opening sequence in movie history.
A movie like this is a tonic. It assaults old and unconscious habits of moviegoing.
Audience Reviews for Un Chien Andalou
A mind-blowing piece of work that represents a landmark in Cinema due to its fantastic boldness for the time it came out, making use of Freudian symbolism not only to take us in a dream-like surrealist experience but also to challenge the very conception of narrative.
"BWAAAHHHH!" -Hank Hill. That's what I said on the infamous eye scene.
Another experimental short. "What the hell?" is what you're gonna say throughout its 20 minutes. What "Un Chien Andalou" offers is a high amount of shock-value and stand-alone scenes that are simply awe-inspiring for its time. C'mon, it made me flinch and engaged. For a short from the 20's, that's absolutely impressive if you ask me. There's not a true narrative to solidly put a finger on; its expected to be a motion picture that's to be interpreted, and what you get is a buffet line of symbolism to be picked apart. "Un Chien Andalou" is a film-lover's dessert.
I just kept saying out loud, over and over, "What the hell am I watching?" Sure, it made me think more than many longer and plot filled movies have, but overall I was unnerved from the strange, dreamlike events that transpired.
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