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Buñuel, Luis 1900-1983

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Most widely held works by Luis Buñuel
Belle de jour by Luis Buñuel ( Visual )
177 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 1,784 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 )
128 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,560 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 )
125 editions published between 1928 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Filmed in the subjective language of the unconscious, this early avant-grade film appears as fresh today as when it first appeared
That obscure object of desire Cet obscur objet du désir by Luis Buñuel ( Visual )
112 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,029 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
Tristana by Luis Buñuel ( Visual )
110 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in 1920's Spain, this film is a scathing examination of moral decay. The story concerns the relationship between a middle-aged man and his innocent niece, Tristana, with whom he's obsessed
Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie Discreet charm of the bourgeoisie ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in French and held by 890 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
El ángel exterminador by Luis Buñuel ( Visual )
96 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 863 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
L'age d'or by Luis Buñuel ( Visual )
64 editions published between 1930 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Originally entitled The Frozen Waters of Egotistical Calculation, director Bunuel's L'Age D'or contains all the elements he would exploit in his lengthy career, corrupt clergymen, the church, police, and middle class society all fall under the assault of unrestrained lovers, animals and admirers of the Marquis de Sade. L'Age D'or was even too radical for Bunuel's collaborator Salvador Dali who quickly distanced himself from this cinematic provocation. In a program that accompanied the first screening of the film in France, the following explanation appeared: "The foundations are laid, conventions become dogma, policemen push people around just as they do in everyday life. And just as in everyday life accidents occur in bourgeois society while that society pays no attention whatsoever. But such incidents weaken an already rotting society that is already trying to prolong its existence through priests and policemen.....But it is love that brings about the transition from pessimism to action; love denounced in the bourgeois demonology as the root of all evil. For love demands the sacrifice of every other value; status, family, and honor." During one of the first screenings of the film, the theater was trashed by members of the Fascist League of Patriots. Paintings by Dali, Max Ernst and Man Ray were defaced and the cinema's screen splattered with purple ink. Further screenings of the film were then banned by the French authorities
Le journal d'une femme de chambre by Luis Buñuel ( Visual )
55 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the 1930's a young woman is hired as a chambermaid for a family of hypocrites and sexual perverts. When a child is murdered, the chambermaid becomes obsessed with discovering the identity of the killer, even though she is attracted to him
Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie The discreet charm of the bourgeoisie by Luis Buñuel ( Visual )
117 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 678 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
Three screenplays: Viridiana, The exterminating angel, Simon of the desert by Luis Buñuel ( Book )
9 editions published between 1969 and 1985 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le fantôme de la liberté The phantom of liberty by Luis Buñuel ( Visual )
35 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 569 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 )
33 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Los Olvidados by Luis Buñuel ( Visual )
89 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 527 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
Simón del Desierto by Luis Buñuel ( Visual )
38 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 502 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 )
15 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in French and held by 493 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
Viridiana by Luis Buñuel ( Book )
61 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Palma de Ouro no Festival de Cannes, Viridiana é um dos filmes mais polêmicos dos anos 60. Este DVD para colecionador apresenta o cult-movie contundente em versão restaurada e remasterizada no formato widescreen. As vésperas de ser ordenada freira, Viridiana passa uns dias na mansão do seu pervertido tio, que, obcecado com sua beleza, tenta seduzi-la de todas as maneiras. Com a morte repentina do tio, desiste da vida religiosa, indo morar na mansão. Movida pelo espírito de caridade cristã, ela abriga e alimenta todos os mendigos da região. Porém, os miseráveis não se comportam do jeito que ela esperava ... Uma das obras-primas do mestre Luis Buñuel (O Anjo Exterminador), Viridiana traz uma das cenas mais famosas da história do cinema: a Santa Ceia dos mendigos, uma paródia genial da pintura de Leonardo Da Vinci. Obrigatório na coleção de qualquer cinéfilo
Tristana; a film by Luis Buñuel ( Book )
34 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Luis Buñuel's dark comedy on obsession and its power to corrupt
Nazarín by Luis Buñuel ( Visual )
48 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A humble priest is forced to leave the priesthood because of his relationship with women
L'age d'or, and Un chien andalou: by Luis Buñuel ( Book )
13 editions published between 1968 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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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
Portoles, Luis Buñuel.
Portolés, Luis Buñuel, 1900-1983
لويس بونويل، 1900-1983
ブニュエル, ルイス