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Robert Short, author of "The Age of Gold: Surrealist Cinema"
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Reviewed by pat00139 on July 4th, 2006
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Unfortunately, this guy only talks for about 26 minutes, but what he says is amazing. He talks about the beginning and the movie's structure, of the importance of sex and death (which is also talked about on the 'Un chien andalou' R1 commentary) and surrealism. He also sheds light on the production, talking about Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí and of the film's backing. The most interesting thing for me, though, was the reaction to the movie. There were denouncements, riots and even talk of papal (excommunication)! A very fascinating track, although it should really be longer.
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