My Last Sigh

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University of Minnesota Press, 1983 - Performing Arts - 256 pages
40 Reviews
"Luis Bunuel lived many lives - surrealist, Spanish Civil War propagandist, hedonist, friend of artists and poets, and filmmaker. With surprising candor and wit, Bunuel offers his sometimes scathing opinions on the literati and avante-garde members of his sweeping social circle, including Pablo Picasso, Jorge Luis Borges, Salvador Dali, and Federico Garcia Lorca. These colorful stories of his nomadic life reveal a man of stunning imagination and influence."--Jacket.

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User Review  - Mark - Goodreads

Whimsical and full of digressions this memoir may not be the choice to make for one looking for a walk through Bunuel's life in film. What Bunuel gives us is a peek into his childhood in Spain, his ... Read full review

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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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About the author (1983)

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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