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DESCENDING TO HADÈS part 2: THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL AS FILM AND AS OPERA

We are familiar with disaster movies, and have been for some time – not just Titanic in 1997 but also the 1953 version. Then there’s the British take on the same disaster, … 1.165 mais palavras

Cinema And Culture

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O MEU ÚLTIMO SUSPIRO, Luis Buñuel, Fenda

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Literatura

DESCENDING TO HADES part 1: BUÑUEL’S 'EXTERMINATING ANGEL' AT THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, LONDON

It is the late 1960s: Buñuel’s Exterminating Angel is on at the cinema, and I am drawn to it like a moth to a flame. Half a century on, I am drawn from Norwich, like a lone iron filing to a far-off magnet, to the Royal Opera House in London on the 3rd  May to see the new opera ‘The Exterminating Angel’ by Thomas Adès (or Hades in certain imaginations), with a libretto by Tom Cairns drawn from the script Luis Buñuel wrote for the film. 364 mais palavras

Cinema And Culture

L'Age d'Or

The second collaboration between Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí – who had fallen out with each other by the time of production – is another surreal film, this time a series of vignettes that seem to mock the absurdity of modern life, as it was in France in 1930. 147 mais palavras

Film Reviews

10 Quotes by Luis Bunuel that will make you laugh, if nothing else

Here are 10 quotes from the eccentric filmmaker on his birthday. Shamelessly original, opinionated, and unique, whether you are a fan or not you cannot deny his creativity and determination to create something new and weird. 395 mais palavras

Life Advice

Politics of a Surrealist

Luis Bunuel’s first film An Andalausian Dog, co-directed by Salvador Dali, attacked the social and conventional taste of the bourgeoisie in an extreme manner.  Bunuel called cinema “a desperate and passionate appeal to murder.” An Andalusian Dog had some severe scenes and sequences which validated this notion of his. 547 mais palavras

Bourgeois