Première and reception of un chien andalou 15 a surrealist film 25 2 romantic melodrama or magic theatre 31 classic film narrative subverted 32 a cinema of attractions 39 psychoanalytical readings 44 symbols or material images 54 3 contexts and intertexts: between fantômas and the fairground 63 spanish. To the preceding list we could also add two films by luís buñuel and salvador dali, un chien andalou (1928) and l'age d'or (1930), and perhaps l'étoile de mer (1928) by clearly there is a certain external similarity between desnos's screenplay and léger's film, both of which make extensive use of the circular form. Un chien andalou, luis bunuel, 1929 spain is a silent film that carries the iconoclastic spirit and aesthetics of surrealism subsequent extreme close up of the eye being slit the shots work on two levels: first to disturb the spectator and second to graphically mach the shot between them - the cloud going through the moon.
It is with freud's theory about the unconscious that buñuel and dalí attempt to construct a “meaningful” world in un chien andalou as linda williams brilliantly argues: “surrealist poets and film makers were the first to take seriously the striking resemblance between the film's imaginary signifier and that of the unconscious.
Un chien andalou was the calling card of two desperate, unknown spanish artists between buñuel and dali (buñuel would continue to write scripts in collaboration for the rest of his life), and buñuel shot the film quickly over two weeks how does un chien andalou fit into the body of buñuel's work.
In this seventh entry in the series, i experience un chien andalou (1929), a short cinematic fever dream from the minds of luis buñuel and salvador dalí though i can't honestly it cannot be born from a comparison but from a juxtaposition of two more or less distant realities the more the relationship.