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Buñuel, Luis 1900-1983

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Belle de jour by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

182 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A surreal account of a surgeon's wife who works as a prostitute in the afternoon
Viridiana by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

149 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viridiana, about to take religious vows, returns to visit her uncle, Don Jaime. He is struck by her resemblance to his wife who died on her wedding night. Persuading his servant to drug her, he intends to seduce his niece but cannot go through with it. For her part, Viridiana opens up her guardian's house to a collection of beggars. Savage in its attack on Catholic ritual, Bunuel's film was banned in Spain and condemned by the Vatican who objected, in particular, to the notorious re-creation of the Last Supper by the outcasts.(Does not circulate)
Un chien Andalou by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

134 editions published between 1928 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanish director Luis Buñuel's first film, this surrealistic masterpiece was written over the course of a three-day exchange of fantasies and dreams with Salvador Dalí and contains one of the most memorable scenes in film history--a razor blade slicing an eyeball. The film was made to shock rather than please its audience
Tristana by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

118 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1920's Spain, this film is a scathing examination of moral decay. Tristana, a victim of her own captivating beauty, is desired by two men. One is her lecherous guardian whose physical advances repulse her and cause her to have nightmares of his death by decapitation, and the other is a young artist who wants to marry her, but lacks the courage
Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie Discreet charm of the bourgeoisie( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in French and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An upper-class sextet sits down to dinner but never eats, their attempts continually thwarted by a vaudevillian mixture of events both actual and imagined."--Container
L'age d'or by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

70 editions published between 1930 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luis Buũel's second film is a surreal attack on bourgeois ideals that incited a riot when first released and still retains its power to shock. Buũel began the film as a collaboration with Salvador Dalí, but after a few days working together the two had a falling out and Buũel made the film himself, incorporating many of Dalí's ideas. Its narrative follows two nameless characters, a man and a woman, through a series of scenes connected by dreamlike logic as they try, unsuccessfully, to make love. One memorable sequence finds the couple writhing around on a cliff when a mob of socialites comes upon them and pries them apart. Frustrated, the man sees a yelping poodle and kicks it into the air. "L'age d'or" is not only an attack on bourgeois life but also a doctrine that directs humanity to live as the surrealists believed they should: that is, by placing love before everything else in life, such as the church, status, and family. Funny, disturbing, and thoroughly bizarre, Buũel's film is a purposefully blasphemous and corrosive work that attacks social institutions with such vigor and imagination that one cannot help but be entertained
That obscure object of desire Cet obscur objet du désir by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

46 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luis Bunuel's final film explodes with eroticism, bringing full circle to the director's lifelong preoccupation with the darker side of desire. Bunuel regular Fernando Rey plays Matthieu, an urbane widower, tortured by his lust for the elusive Conchita. With subversive flare, Bunuel uses two different actresses in the lead role: Carole Bouquet, a sophisticated French beauty and Angela Molina, a Spanish coquette. Drawn from Pierre Louys's 1898 novel, La Femme et le Pantin
El ángel exterminador by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

36 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guests at an elegant dinner party find themselves unable to leave the room for several days; they begin to starve and die. Finally the spell is lifted and they go to church to give thanks, but find they cannot leave the church
Three screenplays: Viridiana, The exterminating angel, Simon of the desert by Luis Buñuel( Book )

11 editions published between 1969 and 1985 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los Olvidados by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

105 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the street life of child gangs in Mexico City. Pedro is caught in a continuing cycle of mistrust, neglect, poverty and violence which ultimately prevents his escape from the lifestyle that corrupts him
Le fantôme de la liberté The phantom of liberty( Visual )

21 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in French and English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A feature film from France, director Luis Bunuel's personal version of La Ronde, comprising eight different sketches each representing a different aspect of hypocrisy. The sketches use every type of comedy, from French farce to black jokes about cancer and murder
Belle de jour; a film by Luis Buñuel( Book )

32 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le journal d'une femme de chambre by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

26 editions published between 1964 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Celestine begins work as a chambermaid in a crumbling Normandy estate, she is privy to the most personal of details about each of the members of the household: M. Monteil's craving for sex, Mm. Rabour's embittered repression, father-in-law M. Rabour's refined fetishism. But when two unexpected and shocking events take place in the quiet country community, Celestine suspects that the staunchly right-wing farm labourer, Joseph, is involved, and does everything in her power to make him confess"--Container
Simón del Desierto by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

36 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon, disciple de Siméon Stylite, s'est juché au sommet d'une nouvelle colonne de huit mètres. Un infirme, un nain et ses chèvres et un jeune moine l'entourent. Une jolie femme vient tenter Simon; le moine Trifon vient perturber la remise des victuailles. Le diable tente à nouveau Simon. Il l'entraîne finalement dans une boîte de nuit de New York et lui ordonne d'y rester
La voie lactée The milky way( Visual )

17 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in French and English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two French beggars on their way to Spain's holy city of Santiago de Compostela meet stigmatic children, crucified nuns, and others on their pilgrimage
Tristana by Benito Pérez Galdós( Book )

32 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luis Buñuel's dark comedy on obsession and its power to corrupt
L'age d'or, and Un chien andalou: by Luis Buñuel( Book )

21 editions published between 1963 and 1981 in 4 languages and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nazarín by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

60 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A humble priest is forced to leave the priesthood because of his relationship with women
Un chien Andalou Land without bread( Visual )

8 editions published between 1928 and 2000 in French and English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un chien Andalou is a surrealistic film written over the course of a three-day exchange of fantasies and dreams between Bunuel and Dali. Land without bread is a documentary on the improvished district of Las Hurdes in Spain
Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie The discreet charm of the bourgeoisie( Visual )

20 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in French and English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Luis Bunuel's deliciously satiric masterpiece about social mores and class hypocrisy. Opening with a group of friends arriving on the wrong day for a dinner engagement, so begins a sequence of unexpected and unusual events. In their quest for a lavish feast, the dividing line between reality and dreams becomes unclear for each guest, leading the viewer on an intoxicating journey that at once appears both calculated and careless. A masterpiece of surrealist cinema"--Container
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Bunjuel, Luiz

Buñuel, Luis

Buñuel, Luis 1900-

Buňuel, Luis 1900-1983

Buñuel Portoles, Luis.

Buñuel Portolés, Luis 1900-1983

Luis Buñuel

Portoles, Luis Bu~nuel

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Portolés, Luis Buñuel 1900-1983

בונואל, לואי 1900-1983

لويس بونويل، 1900-1983

ブニュエル, ルイス

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