My Last Sigh

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Vintage Books, 1984 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
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The reminiscences of the distinguished international filmmaker discusses his collaboration with Salvador Dali, his films, and his relationships with Picasso, Ernst, Huxley, and other notables of the twentieth century

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User Review  - Roland - Goodreads

A brilliant autobiography by my favorite director, Luis Bu˝uel. This book is full of great stories, not just from his life but also some fascinating insights into the surrealist movement and what was ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rodney Welch - Goodreads

Luis Bunuel wrote the way he directed: sharp, sparing, and with a devilish wit. He focuses on what interests and amuses him, never gets lost in details. He doesn't offer a lot in the way of gossip and ... Read full review


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he Spanish-born director Luis Bunuel made his first films with Salvador Dali, whom he met at Madrid University in the 1920s. Their first collaboration, Un Chien Andalou (1928), achieved notoriety for its brutal but comic surreal images; the second, the equally notorious L'Age d'Or (1930), is considered a masterpiece and a major key to Bunuel's later works. Bunuel exiled himself from Franco's Spain in the 1930s, eventually settling in Mexico. There he made a series of low-budget movies in relative obscurity until he won the Cannes Film Festival director's prize for Los Olvidados (1950), an unsparing portrait of street children in the slums of Mexico City. Viridiana (1961), a tragicomedy with a lurid plot that is nonetheless a masterwork, established him as a major presence on the European film scene. For the next 15 years, Bunuel directed several highly acclaimed films: Belle de Jour (1966), Tristana (1970), and The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972), The Phantom of Liberty (1974). His work is a strange and compelling blend of the real and the surreal, fatalism and anarchy; sexual liberation and dark repression. Bunuel died in 1983.

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