Articles tagged surrealism, luis bunuel, salvador dali, french cinema, spanish art, max ernst

Like Its Title, ‘A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence’ Is Brilliantly Odd

Roy Andersson's latest absurdist trip into the lives of others is as good as anything he's done.

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‘Dreaming of Cinema’ Demonstrates Why the Humanities Are Out of Touch

For better or worse, contemporary scholars in cinema studies spend more time drawing from and debating one another than talking about films.

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The Persistence of Mockery: Garfield and Surrealism

Goofing around with Garfield on The Garfield Randomiser and Garfield Minus Garfield evokes the poetic Surrealism that arose from Dadism.

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Haruki Murakami’s Characters Grapple With Friendship and Aging, But His Stories Never Grow Old

Stapled onto an ephemeral present shaped by Lexus cars, Twitter, and transformational training, Murakami engages with timeless themes in his latest colourful tale.

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10 Culturally Iconic Moments in the Career of H.R. Giger (1940 - 2014)

From album covers to motion pictures, H.R. Giger offered up a singular, inspiring vision. Giger was also one of the most influential surrealists of all time.

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Portraits of Love and Death: Godard’s Nostalgic Cinema in ‘Le Mépris’

A half century later Godard's Contempt still captivates audiences. Contempt is not as simplistic as it may appear; it is not a mere telling of rejection but of absolute dissolution, of modernized romance and the failings of modernity.

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Transforming the Metamorphosis

While Atanes's film comes across as somber and unintentionally funny, and the Capaldi film is bizarre and outright amusing. Both do a brilliant job of capturing the surreal, dark mood that The Metamorphosis is cocooned in.

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‘French Cinema’ Is a Tangled, Rumpled Jumble of a History

French Cinema is a popular history that makes its own eccentric claims on what that history should be.

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Let the Golden Age Begin: Woody Allen’s Parisian Affair

Allen's Midnight in Paris redefines the traditional summer film, and redefines the auteur yet again...but don't call it a comeback!

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‘On Elegance While Sleeping’ Is a Hidden Gem in the History of Surrealist Literature

Viscount Lascano Tegui seduces with his prose, drawing the reader into an ever more depraved fantasy world in a manner that mixes repulsion with wonder.

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14 Sep 2008 // 10:59 PM

Dali in New York

If anything, the film’s real subject is the cult of personality and the art world intelligentsia’s uneasy feeling about it.

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8 Feb 2005 // 1:00 AM

My Last Sigh by Luis Bunuel

What else might one expect from the man who proclaimed, 'I'm still an atheist... thank God!'?"

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Truth and Other Restrictions: 'True Detective' - Episode 7 - "Black Maps and Motel Rooms"

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"Series creator Nic Pizzolatto constructs the entire season on a simple exchange: death seems to be the metaphysical wage of knowledge.

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