Buñuel, Luis. (1900–1983) [Durgnat, Raymond.]


Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. 1970. Critical study of the great Spanish filmmaker's body of work, covering the period from Un chien andalou -  his disturbing and influential 1929 collaboration with Salvador Dali - through to his 1967 success Belle de jour, signed and inscribed on the title page in black ballpoint, "To Stephen C. Adamson, Luis Buñuel."  Paperback (original edition published 1968).  16mo, 152 pp.  Light wear to spine, else fine.  6 x 6.5 inches (15.2 x 16.5 cm.).

Often associated with the surrealist movement of the 1920s, Buñuel created films from the 1920s through the 1970s.  His work spans two continents, three languages, and an array of genres, including experimental film, documentary, melodrama, satire, musical, erotica, comedy, romance, costume dramas, fantasy, crime film, adventure, and western.  Despite this variety, filmmaker John Huston believed that, regardless of genre, a Buñuel film is so distinctive as to be instantly recognizable, or, as Ingmar Bergman put it, "Buñuel nearly always made Buñuel films." (18834)

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