Luis Buñuel: 100 years : it is dangerous to look inside
Disguises, jokes, masks, peculiar hands, hidden feet, and photogenic insects were to Luis Bunuel the emblems of artistic destiny. With these and other private jokes, he made 32 films, and created one of the most intimate and fascinating cinematic universes in the history of film. One of the true creators of the modern cinema, Bunuel's films are both subtle and shocking, as deceptively simple as they are rich in incident and striking in the power of their imagery. Inflected by Surrealism, informed by realism, and mediated by the logic of dreams, Bunuel's cinema is astonishingly singular. Published on the occasion of the hundredth anniversary of his birth, this volume features informative and evocative texts on Bunuel's life and times, from 1900 to 1983, interviews with friends, family, and colleagues, a consideration of his most important themes, and a filmography and bibliography.