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3 Things about Luis Buñuel’s TRISTANA

Tristana [1970] 1. “Even if you have nightmares, it’s good to dream. The dead don’t dream.” He stares at her cleavage. As he stands up from the chair, he closes the front of her nightgown and bids her goodnight. 2. … Continue reading

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3 things about Manoel de Oliveira’s BELLE TOUJOURS

Belle Toujours [2006] 1. He notices her, cranes in for a better look. When he’s knows for sure it’s her, he smiles and leans back in his seat. 2. She snaps the box shut and says, “It doesn’t interest me … Continue reading

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3 things about Luis Buñuel’s EL

El [1953] 1. The priest tenderly kisses the boy’s foot. 2. The valet has his way with the chambermaid, then is told by the master of the house to fire her. To which the valet agrees with pleasure. 3. Laughingstock … Continue reading

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3 things about Luis Buñuel’s THAT OBSCURE OBJECT OF DESIRE

That Obscure Object of Desire [1977] 1. “I have a friend who loves women very much, but he claims they’re sacks of excrement.” 2. He kisses her hair through the bars of the window, burying his face. 3. The woman … Continue reading

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3 things about Luis Buñuel’s THE BRUTE

The Brute [1953] 1. The old woman lies in bed smoking a cigarette, pleading for money to buy medicine. 2. One by one she snips the heads off the flowers. 3. The old man waddles past his son’s corpse to … Continue reading

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3 things about DEATH IN THE GARDEN

Death in the Garden [1956] 1. A huge snake, still writhing, covered with a swarm of ants. 2. “I’ll see them, but by the book.” The soldiers fire their guns to disperse the crowd. 3. He steps on her bootlaces … Continue reading

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3 Things

The Young One [1960] 1. The old man has died and his corpse is still lying in the bed. It has one boot on and one boot off. On a table by the bed is a bottle of whiskey and … Continue reading

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