Poll

Your favorite Luis Bunuel film is:

Un chien andalou (1929)
5 (18.5%)
L'âge d'or (1930)
0 (0%)
Las Hurdes/Land Without Bread (1933)
0 (0%)
Gran Casino (1947)
0 (0%)
El gran calavera/The Great Madcap (1949)
0 (0%)
Los Olvidados (1950)
3 (11.1%)
Susana/The Devil and the Flesh (1951)
0 (0%)
Daughter of Deceit (1951)
0 (0%)
Mexican Bus Ride (1952)
0 (0%)
A Woman Without Love (1952)
0 (0%)
El bruto (1953)
0 (0%)
El (1953)
0 (0%)
Illusion Travels by Streetcar (1954)
0 (0%)
Abismos de pasión/Wuthering Heights (1954)
0 (0%)
The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (1954)
0 (0%)
The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz (1955)
0 (0%)
The River and Death (1955)
0 (0%)
That Is the Dawn (1956)
0 (0%)
Death in the Garden (1956)
0 (0%)
Nazarin (1959)
0 (0%)
La fièvre monte à El Pao (1959)
0 (0%)
El Joven/The Young One (1960)
0 (0%)
Viridiana (1961)
3 (11.1%)
The Exterminating Angel (1962)
7 (25.9%)
Diary of a Chambermaid (1964)
1 (3.7%)
Simon of the Desert (1965)
1 (3.7%)
Belle de Jour (1967)
2 (7.4%)
The Milky Way (1969)
0 (0%)
Tristana (1970)
0 (0%)
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
1 (3.7%)
The Phantom of Liberty (1974)
0 (0%)
That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)
1 (3.7%)
Haven't seen any
3 (11.1%)
Don't like any
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 27

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Bunuel, Luis
« on: October 04, 2010, 02:57:59 PM »


Another surprising omission.
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Re: Directors Best Poll - Luis Bunuel
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2010, 03:02:03 PM »
Seen 'em all!  My rankings:

1. The Exterminating Angel
2. Un Chien Andalou
3. El
4. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
5. That Obscure Object of Desire
6. Viridiana
7. Simon of the Desert
8. Los Olvidados
9. Susana
10. Tristana

11. The Young One
12. The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz
13. L'Age d'Or
14. Belle de jour
15. Nazarin

16. Wuthering Heights
17. Diary of a Chambermaid
18. Daughter of Deceit
19. The Great Madcap
20. El Bruto
21. Illusion Travels By Streetcar
22. Death and the River
23. Las Hurdes
24. Phantom of Liberty
25. That is the Dawn
26. Robinson Crusoe
27. La Fièvre monte à El Pao
28. Death in the Garden

29. Mexican Bus Ride
30. Gran Casino
31. A Woman Without Love
32. The Milky Way
« Last Edit: May 18, 2015, 10:07:43 PM by MartinTeller »

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Re: Directors Best Poll - Luis Bunuel
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2010, 03:09:53 PM »
I'm the only vote for Los Olvidados? Weird.

I like Andalou almost as much. Don't have much use for The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, Viridiana, or That Obscure Object of Desire. Phantom of Liberty was okay, from what little I remember. Same with L'age d'or. Simon of the Desert is up next.

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« Last Edit: October 05, 2010, 03:12:41 PM by pixote »
I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.

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Re: Directors Best Poll - Luis Bunuel
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2012, 12:36:47 AM »
Come on, people.

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Re: Directors Best Poll - Luis Bunuel
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2012, 01:04:35 AM »
1. The Exterminating Angel
2. Simon of the Desert
3. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
4. Viridiana
5. Un chien Andalou
6. Belle de jour
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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2013, 02:01:28 AM »
1. Los Olvidados
2. Simon of the Desert
3. Belle de jour

4. Un chien andalou
5. Tristana
6. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
7. The Phantom of Liberty
8. That Obscure Object of Desire
9. The Exterminating Angel
10. Viridiana
11. Land Without Bread
12. El
13. Nazarín
14. L'âge d'or

15. The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz
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Re: Directors Best Poll - Luis Bunuel
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2013, 10:32:20 AM »
Surprised how that you two haven't seen Obscure Object yet.

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Re: Directors Best Poll - Luis Bunuel
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2013, 02:47:28 PM »
Viridiana (1961)

There are a lot of moments I like in this film, the middle section is sweet and funny, you see Viridiana is doing her best to do something good and charitable out of a terrible situation. Sure, she's a bit naive, but her heart is in the right place. But then the last act comes and the film says, to hell with that, Viridiana isn't just naive, she's a fool and unable to see the people around her for what they are and what she is and I just found it all to be a bit too mean-spirited. Perhaps it has to do with the tonal shift of the film, the first act, and even the second act, are mostly played straight, but the last act dips into the satire you'd expect from a Bunuel story.

I like the straight story, it builds to this idea of helping others and then shows how not everyone is going to react with gratefulness. I don't think you need to make the satire to hammer that point home, I think it comes across as too much on the other end of the spectrum, where everyone is just a raving dog waiting to abuse people as soon as they can.

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Re: Directors Best Poll - Luis Bunuel
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2013, 03:22:29 PM »
I didn't think it was a film about doing good and helping others. I thought it was a film about faith. I didn't think she was naive, I thought she had no choice but to follow her faith. Of course, she is made to look foolish, when the world treats her so roughly. As a testament to faith, this is the most brutal examination of it I could imagine; except, of course, being nailed to a cross and dying for everybody elses' sins. I'm not religious, but I think faith is an astonishing thing, quite gobsmacking.
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Re: Directors Best Poll - Luis Bunuel
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2013, 04:59:30 AM »
Voted for Un chien andalou (1929) the only one I have seen. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie is sitting on my shelf waiting for a watch.