Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Cinema Still Life: L'Age D'or

This edition of Cinema Still Life adds a couple of posters for L'Age D'or to the Luis Bunuel Blogathon hosted by Flickhead.

"From a surrealist perspective, the movie couldn't have been better." - J. Hoberman, The Village Voice

"L'Âge d'or is a destructive and anarchic response to the strategies of containment and repression of what the surrealist movement of the late 1920s considered the corrupt technological age." - Sophy Williams, Senses of Cinema

"Mr. Buñuel and his co-scenarist, none other than Salvador Dali, have packed just about every-surrealist symbol they could think of into this rebellious epic." - Eugene Archer, The New York Times

"Surreal, dreamlike, and deliberately, pornographically blasphemous." - Pauline Kael, The New Yorker

"What in the hell is this goddam thing?" - Sydney Applebaum, Brooklyn, New York

"I'm confused." - Betty Sanders, Peoria, Illinois

"Age is something that doesn't matter, unless you are a cheese." Luis Bunuel, cartoonist, ice sculptor

"Instead of stubbornly attempting to use surrealism for purposes of subversion, it is necessary to try to make of surrealism something as solid, complete and classic as the works of museums." - Salvador Dali, some guy, a painter I think

"It's clearly a budget. It's got a lot of numbers in it." - George W. Bush, yarn collector

"Thank God I'm an atheist." - Luis Bunuel, dairy farmer

"I find your lack of faith disturbing." - Richard Cheney, angel of death.