Poll

Your favorite Luis Bunuel film is:

Un chien andalou (1929)
4 (14.8%)
L'ge 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 pasin/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 fivre monte El Pao (1959)
0 (0%)
El Joven/The Young One (1960)
0 (0%)
Viridiana (1961)
3 (11.1%)
The Exterminating Angel (1962)
8 (29.6%)
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

Author Topic: Bunuel, Luis  (Read 2182 times)

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Re: Directors Best Poll - Luis Bunuel
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2013, 03:02:34 AM »
Just watched 5 of his films over two nights on the big screen and it was quite a pleasant marathon. Can't wait to see more.

1. Simon of the Desert (9/10)
2. Nazarin (9/10)
3. Viridiana (8/10)
4. La Joven (The Young One) (8/10)
5. Belle de Jour (7/10)
6. The Exterminating Angel (7/10)
7. El (6/10)
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Re: Directors Best Poll - Luis Bunuel
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2013, 05:29:12 AM »
The Exterminating Angel (A)
Belle Du Jour (A)
The Discreet Charm of the Borgeousie (B+)
Land Without Bread (B)
Un Chien Andalou (B)
Viridiana (B)
Diary of a Chambermaid (C-)

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Re: Directors Best Poll - Luis Bunuel
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2014, 06:14:34 AM »
1. Viridiana
2. The Exterminating Angel
3. Los Olvidados
4. Discrete Charm of the Bourgeoisie
5. Belle de jour
6. Tristana
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Re: Directors Best Poll - Luis Bunuel
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2014, 08:31:48 PM »
I have now seen 13 by Bunuel. This is over the span of about 20 years, and I feel like I watched them in the wrong order to get any proper insight into his filmmaking. There appears to be a bunch that are bizarre, surreal comedies and another group that are more normal with the occasionally surreal flourish. I notice Bunuel likes to use frustration as a theme. Sophisticated people being denied basic pleasures due to unexpected trickery and unexpected intrusions. The interrupted attempts at eating in The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie is a more out there variation of Fernando Ray being denied sex in both Tristana and That Obscure Object of Desire.

I can see a lot in what Bunuel is presenting to think about and discuss. Unfortunately, my film school upbringing only covered Un chien andalou. The bulk of his work occupy a middle ground of indifference. They don't leave me wanting to get into a conversation. I don't have the passion to take a stance against Bunuel's large fan base, like I do with Goddard and I wouldn't say I get the acclaim either. His body of work is the opposite of compulsively watchable.

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Re: Directors Best Poll - Luis Bunuel
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2014, 11:33:28 AM »
1. Los Olvidados (1951)
2. Viridiana (1961)
3. That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)
4. The Exterminating Angel (1962)

Un Chien Andalou (1929)
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)

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Re: Directors Best Poll - Luis Bunuel
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2015, 10:18:38 PM »
L'Age d'Or (rewatch) - I had an hour to kill, and this is one of those in my collection that I haven't watched in over 5 years, so I threw it in the player.  This is my fourth time watching it, and I think I'm done with it.  I still like it, but it's not getting better on revisits and the fact that I kind of had to push myself into watching it again is a bad sign.  It's one of those movies where I feel like I should enjoy it more than I actually do.  There are some good bits, but most of them are in the second half.  That first half hour is sort of blah, without as many of the kinky subversions or jarring juxtapositions that are the highlights of Buuel's brief pre-Mexico career.  An "important" film, perhaps, but like a lot of surrealist work, it's thrilling at first but then you're ready to move on.  Rating: Good (77)

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Re: Bunuel, Luis
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2015, 10:20:22 PM »
Have seen only Un Chien Andalou. But it's pretty great.


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Re: Bunuel, Luis
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Re: Bunuel, Luis
« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2015, 08:36:55 AM »
That Obscure Object of Desire
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
Un chien andalou
The Exterminating Angel

Belle de Jour
The Milky Way
Viridiana

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Re: Bunuel, Luis
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