Sunday, August 13, 2006

Surreal Dinner Party

by Luis Buñuel

While it wasn’t exactly what I expected, I was fascinated by The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie. It’s a funny and odd look at the bourgeoisie and has some wonderful dream-like sections that creep up on you. It’s interesting because other filmmakers have taken the ideas and built upon them in ways that are more effective, but wouldn’t have been possible without Bruñuel. With an elaborate structure of nested dreams and digressions, it’s a film that sits inside your mind and keeps coming back as you make connections between things.

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