Tag Archives: Un Chien Andalou

December 30

2013: A Magic Year in Film – My favourite films of 2013.

I said in my first post on this topic that 2013 is being touted as one of the best years for film, and after searching through archives for my “X years ago today series” (new to this blog) I can tell you we have been truly spoilt in 2013 with the wonderful films on offer. […]

December 19

The Seashell and the Clergyman – Antonin Artaud, cinema and abstraction. (Film review / analysis)

According to Artaud’s essay Cinema and Distraction, he thanks Germaine Dulac (director of The Seashell and the Clergyman) “… who was able to appreciate a screenplay that seeks to penetrate the very essence of the cinema and is not concerned with any allusion either to art or to life.” Other reports claim that Artaud (who wrote The […]

Las Hurdes: Luis Bunuel and the surrealist documentary

I watched Las Hurdes (land without bread) today and very strangely, it happened to be reviewed in the New York Times today as well. Pure coincidence – Its been sitting in my quickflix que for months. I’m not sure why a 1932 documentary about an impoverished part of Spain is getting this sort of attention. […]