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Surrealist Cinema Introduction

Overview of surrealist cinema. Example titles to explore:
– Un chien andalou (1929)
– The Holy Mountain (1979)
– L’âge d’or (1930)

  • It is essential to look at surrealist art and literature (especially poetry) to gain a better knowledge of surrealism as a whole. The films were very influenced by surrealist art and photography, and were more a continuation of surrealist creativity. Have a look at how they experienced with hallucinations (drugs) and how they related to some philosophical/psychological theories like Freud or Nietszche. – Rachel Elfassy Bitoun 6 years ago
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  • Oh and look at what influenced surrealism like Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. And how surrealism has influenced more recent works. Like L'Enfer by Clouzot, which was never finished and which plays with surrealist aesthetics. Or psychedelic music :) – Rachel Elfassy Bitoun 6 years ago
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