Un Chien Andalou Reviews

  • Oct 25, 2020

    Sure it was great in its day. Was this the first art house film? I don't get this. It was boring but it's brevity was a huge relief. Will never watch this dirge again.

    Sure it was great in its day. Was this the first art house film? I don't get this. It was boring but it's brevity was a huge relief. Will never watch this dirge again.

  • Sep 09, 2020

    While it is nearly impossible to ascribe objective meaning to the series of bizarre scenes that compose this short film, Un Chien Andalou will doubtlessly accomplish the purpose of all art even among modern viewers - to elicit some sort of emotion. This shocking piece of cinema demonstrated a capability in the medium that had only been hinted at previously, the possibility for expression that less dynamic means could not accurately express. As such, it would not be beyond reason to suggest this piece as not only the first piece of significant Surrealist film, but a major progenitor for independent and outside filmmaking on the whole. Still has the capability to mystify and disturb viewers even a century later. (4/5)

    While it is nearly impossible to ascribe objective meaning to the series of bizarre scenes that compose this short film, Un Chien Andalou will doubtlessly accomplish the purpose of all art even among modern viewers - to elicit some sort of emotion. This shocking piece of cinema demonstrated a capability in the medium that had only been hinted at previously, the possibility for expression that less dynamic means could not accurately express. As such, it would not be beyond reason to suggest this piece as not only the first piece of significant Surrealist film, but a major progenitor for independent and outside filmmaking on the whole. Still has the capability to mystify and disturb viewers even a century later. (4/5)

  • Sep 02, 2020

    Very bizarre and definitely surrealist since the story jumps around without any explanation and you don't really know what the fuck is going on. Notable images that will forever be ingrained into my brain are, of course, the eye being slit open by the razor. The man's hand being eaten alive by ants and the ants are coming in and out of hole in the palm of the hand. And of course the two dead donkeys on top of the pianos. Like wtf? Pretty interesting what they were able to accomplish both Dali and Bunuel. Some of the effects like the guy's mouth disappearing and becoming flesh, which might have inspired that one scene from The Matrix, was pretty impressive to watch. Definitely all the creativity involved in the making of this short can make one realize why they both went on to become amazing artists in their respective fields. Dali as the painter and Bunuel as the film maker both focusing on surrealism.

    Very bizarre and definitely surrealist since the story jumps around without any explanation and you don't really know what the fuck is going on. Notable images that will forever be ingrained into my brain are, of course, the eye being slit open by the razor. The man's hand being eaten alive by ants and the ants are coming in and out of hole in the palm of the hand. And of course the two dead donkeys on top of the pianos. Like wtf? Pretty interesting what they were able to accomplish both Dali and Bunuel. Some of the effects like the guy's mouth disappearing and becoming flesh, which might have inspired that one scene from The Matrix, was pretty impressive to watch. Definitely all the creativity involved in the making of this short can make one realize why they both went on to become amazing artists in their respective fields. Dali as the painter and Bunuel as the film maker both focusing on surrealism.

  • Aug 12, 2020

    A brilliant surreal masterpiece, Salvador Dalí and Luis Buñuel manage to convey the feeling of seeing surrealist art.

    A brilliant surreal masterpiece, Salvador Dalí and Luis Buñuel manage to convey the feeling of seeing surrealist art.

  • Jun 02, 2020

    I have absolutely no clue what this is about, and I don't think experimental films should necessarily mean anything. But I really found this very interesting and quite enthralling -- these 15 minutes flew by as they were 4 or 5 at most. (8/10)

    I have absolutely no clue what this is about, and I don't think experimental films should necessarily mean anything. But I really found this very interesting and quite enthralling -- these 15 minutes flew by as they were 4 or 5 at most. (8/10)

  • Apr 12, 2020

    A film far ahead of the time.

    A film far ahead of the time.

  • Jan 29, 2020

    A navalha representa a crítica. Tem cuidado e tira essa ideia. Pois aquilo que sou, te fere, rasga e queima. Quote "Os Clans".

    A navalha representa a crítica. Tem cuidado e tira essa ideia. Pois aquilo que sou, te fere, rasga e queima. Quote "Os Clans".

  • Jan 13, 2020

    This is a famous abstract movie. It was really fun to watch for a while, but for me lost its charm. Others disagree for sure. I still recognize what its doing and whats its bringing, but that doesn't mean its fun to watch.

    This is a famous abstract movie. It was really fun to watch for a while, but for me lost its charm. Others disagree for sure. I still recognize what its doing and whats its bringing, but that doesn't mean its fun to watch.

  • Oct 16, 2019

    Un Chien Andalou is a short film directed by Luis Bunuel. The 21-minute film is characterized by surrealism. During the time the film was created, the surrealistic artists sought to exploit their creative potential by using dream-like visuals as well as symbolism and collage images. The film created a pathway for other surrealist artists to develop themes using symbolism, dream-like visuals and collage images. The movie has no spatial and temporal continuity. The surrealism technique focuses on subconscious and dreams. The director implements temporal using title cards. Other than spatial and temporal matters, there are other essential elements in the movie. The audience sees the protagonist of the film, a young man, coming with a cycle, the director shows a young man coming on a cycle with a viewpoint of a woman sitting next to a window. However, the camera changes swiftly with a viewpoint of a side of the road. One of the symbols evident in the film is the sliced eyeball. The sliced ball symbolizes different aspects. For instance, it is a sign of violence that the director aims to inflict on his viewers; he slices the eyeball to shock them. Also, the sliced eyeball may be a symbol of trauma beyond its case. The sliced eyeball introduces the idea of trauma, which is a theme of the movie. It may also signify the type of violence significant to filmmaking itself. In conclusion, the only sound found in the film is music. The director uses music to make the audience feel relaxed or excite them.

    Un Chien Andalou is a short film directed by Luis Bunuel. The 21-minute film is characterized by surrealism. During the time the film was created, the surrealistic artists sought to exploit their creative potential by using dream-like visuals as well as symbolism and collage images. The film created a pathway for other surrealist artists to develop themes using symbolism, dream-like visuals and collage images. The movie has no spatial and temporal continuity. The surrealism technique focuses on subconscious and dreams. The director implements temporal using title cards. Other than spatial and temporal matters, there are other essential elements in the movie. The audience sees the protagonist of the film, a young man, coming with a cycle, the director shows a young man coming on a cycle with a viewpoint of a woman sitting next to a window. However, the camera changes swiftly with a viewpoint of a side of the road. One of the symbols evident in the film is the sliced eyeball. The sliced ball symbolizes different aspects. For instance, it is a sign of violence that the director aims to inflict on his viewers; he slices the eyeball to shock them. Also, the sliced eyeball may be a symbol of trauma beyond its case. The sliced eyeball introduces the idea of trauma, which is a theme of the movie. It may also signify the type of violence significant to filmmaking itself. In conclusion, the only sound found in the film is music. The director uses music to make the audience feel relaxed or excite them.

  • May 31, 2019

    Arguably a masterpiece that defined terms of cinema, Un Chien Andalou bears striking images that resonates through the decades.

    Arguably a masterpiece that defined terms of cinema, Un Chien Andalou bears striking images that resonates through the decades.