Saturday, January 14, 2006

#23: The Phantom of Liberty (Luis Buñuel, 1974)


Because it exposes Western civilisation as the scattershot farce it is.

5 comments:

JavierAG said...

Orgasmic. Can we have more Buñuel please?

David Shultz said...

I haven't seen any Luis Buñuel. I guess I should start with this?

JavierAG said...

You don't get higher than Luis Buñuel in my opinion. His films are ridiculous, fun, amazing, challenging, you name it. My favorites chronologically: "Un Chien Andalou", "Los olvidados", "Nazarin", "Viridiana", "Belle de Jour", "Discreet Charm..." --AMAZING!!, "Phantom".

tim r said...

This is my personal favourite, but I suppose it's quite an unconventional choice: Buñuel by way of Monty Python. Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie or Belle de Jour would be the more typical ways in. Alongside the ones on javier's list, I'd throw in the Surrealist classic L'Age d'Or (1930), The Exterminating Angel (1961) (in which a bunch of dinner guests find themselves inexplicably unable to leave) and the terrific religious satire The Milky Way (1969). Have fun!

NATHANIEL R said...

my favorite is Belle Du Jour but alas, I haven't seen this one. Also Discreet Charm. amazing. amazing. even if i feel i need to see it several more times to fully appreciate.