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Un Chien Andalou (Dir. Luis Buñuel, 17m, 1929)

Once upon a time...
The year is 1929. Two men are enjoying lunch at a Madrid restaurant; friends since university, they will soon become titans in their respective mediums. One is Salvador Dali, barely 25 but already sporting the iconic moustache that will practically become his trademark for the rest of his life, and about to start on some of the most famous works of his career. The other, four years his senior, is Luis Buñuel, having already served as assistant to influencial film maker and essayist Jean Epstein for two films, as well as setting himself up as a prominent critic for a medium barely three decades old. They are discussing, as befits two men who find themselves at the vanguard of the nascent surrealist movement, dreams.
Buñuel leans across the table, and recounts his, of the moon sliced in half, like a razor through an eyeball, an image that will come to define the film's cultural impact in everything from the Pixies' "Debaser" to Hitchcock's Spellbo…

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