By Rob Stone, Julian Daniel Gutierrez?Albilla(auth.)
A spouse to Luis Bunuel provides a suite of severe readings by means of the various ideal movie students that examines and reassesses myriad aspects of world-renowned filmmaker Luis Bunuel’s lifestyles, works, and cinematic themes.
- A choice of severe readings that learn and reconsider the debatable filmmaker’s lifestyles, works, and cinematic themes
- Features readings from numerous of the main highly-regarded specialists at the cinema of Bunuel
- Includes a multidisciplinary variety of techniques from specialists in movie reviews, Hispanic experiences, Surrealism, and theoretical ideas resembling these of Gilles Deleuze
- Presents a formerly unpublished interview with Luis Bunuel’s son, Juan Luis Bunuel
Chapter none creation (pages 1–58): Rob Stone and Julian Daniel Gutierrez?Albilla
Chapter 1 Interview With Juan Luis Bunuel (pages 61–78): Rob Stone
Chapter 2 Luis Bunuel and the Politics of Self?Presentation (pages 79–97): Julie Jones
Chapter three Bunuel, grasp Pyrotechnician (pages 98–115): man H. wooden and Javier Herrera Navarro
Chapter four Bunuel's Critique of Nationalism (pages 116–137): Mieke Bal
Chapter five Surreal Souls (pages 141–155): Sarah Cooper
Chapter 6 Fixed?Explosive (pages 156–171): Ramona Fotiade
Chapter 7 L'Age d'or (pages 172–187): Agustin Sanchez Vidal
Chapter eight Bunuel Entomographer (pages 188–201): Tom Conley
Chapter nine The Complicit Eye (pages 203–225): Erica Segre
Chapter 10 misplaced, Out of Synch (pages 226–239): Tom Whittaker
Chapter eleven Susana (pages 240–254): Maria Pilar Rodriguez
Chapter 12 younger Outlaws and Marginal Lives in Latin American Cinema (pages 255–275): Ana Morana
Chapter thirteen The inventive technique of Robinson Crusoe (pages 277–301): Amparo Martinez Herranz
Chapter 14 The Cinematic hard work of impact (pages 302–323): Geoffrey Kantaris
Chapter 15 Stars within the wasteland (pages 324–339): Sarah Leahy
Chapter sixteen Transitional Triptych (pages 340–361): Ernesto R. Acevedo?Munoz
Chapter 17 Bunuel is going Medieval (pages 362–377): Sherry Velasco
Chapter 18 The Galdos Intertext in Viridiana (pages 379–398): Sally Faulkner
Chapter 19 Spectral Cinema (pages 399–413): Kate Griffiths
Chapter 20 among God and the computing device (pages 414–430): Libby Saxton
Chapter 21 the line and the Room (pages 431–453): Marsha Kinder
Chapter 22 On a highway to Nowhere (pages 455–478): Sheldon Penn
Chapter 23 The Intertextual Presence of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Belle de jour (pages 479–493): Arnaud Duprat de Montero
Chapter 24 Splitting Doubles (pages 494–508): Peter William Evans
Chapter 25 Bunuel and ancient cause (pages 509–517): Cristina Moreiras?Menor
Chapter 26 via a Fractal Lens (pages 518–534): Wendy Everett
Chapter 27 Mutilation, Misogyny, and homicide (pages 535–553): Paul Begin
Chapter 28 Inside/Outside (pages 554–571): Jimmy Hay
Chapter 29 Surrealist Legacies (pages 572–589): Felicity Gee
Chapter 30 Luis Bunuel's Angel and Maya Deren's Meshes (pages 590–607): Susan McCabe
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Buñuel is perplexed by this notional plot of El ángel exterminador: “But why can’t they leave? ” “Don’t worry,” Allen has Gil respond, “you’ll get it. ” If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Allen stealing and giving back this idea as his own is a heartfelt and humorous monument to a filmmaker who would surely have relished the joke. Discretion and Desire In the influence of Surrealism on anarchists in general and the Situationist International movement in particular, Buñuel was relevant to the riots in Paris and elsewhere in 1968, which, in turn, reoriented him away from the bourgeois lifestyle that was close to claiming him.
In 1946 he was invited to adapt Lorca’s La casa de Bernarda Alba (The House of Bernarda Alba) for a film to be made in Mexico. Although the film was never made, he took his young family to Mexico, where he would establish an Aragonese home from home. As dual nationality was not possible, he relinquished his Spanish passport and acquired Mexican nationality in 1949. Undeterred from a Introduction 15 career in film, he began to progress through the flourishing Mexican film industry and made 20 of his 36 films in Mexico, most of which are known as películas alimenticias (fodder or bread-and-butter films).
The satire that characterizes several emerging European filmmakers of the 1960s is clearly influenced by the films of Buñuel but also, in their youthful, boiling passions and desire for revolution, frustrated by his long-term, eternally simmering campaign against bourgeois complacency and arrogance. The films of Godard provide numerous moments of potentially surrealist subversive disruptions, whether playfully incongruous as in Une femme est une femme (A Woman Is a Woman, 1963) or furiously satirical as in Week-End (Weekend, 1968) in which a middle-class couple’s attempts to leave Paris are stymied by an excruciating, tenminute sequence of a traffic jam that ends with the frustrated couple accelerating past the eventual reveal of a gruesome accident.