Film 63 in the “1001 Films to See Before You Die” challenge is 1929’s “Un Chien Andalou”. Directed by Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí. I really thought that the Simonne Mareuil eye cut in half scene was something that happened at the end of the film. I did not expect it to take place within the first minute. After that, I had that feeling of “well I guess that’s that then”. It turns out that the eye in question was from a dead calf. For something so short, I didn’t know what to expect. I was aware of the eye cut but nothing else. As I sit here trying to give my thoughts on the film, I really can’t remember anything apart from the opening. That and the creepy dude who has ants coming out of a hole in his hand who got a little too grabby at one point. I actually noted this down but it did look like he, to quote The Lonely Island, jizzed in his pants. This film is only 16 minutes long so I don’t see why you shouldn’t watch it. It’s highly enjoyable and I recommend giving it a watch. If you have seen this then let me know what you thought of it in the comments. Here is what I had to say while watching 1929’s “Un Chien Andalou”
Film – Un Chien Andalou
Year – 1929
Director – Luis Buñuel & Salvador Dalí
Staring – Pierre Batcheff, Simone Mareuil, Luis Buñuel
IMDb Rating – 7.9/10
My Rating – 7.6/10
Length – 16 min
Genre – Short
Already liking the music
Better sharpen my knife on the door knob
JESUS!!!! I’d thought they would build to it! He just cut her eye open
Now I don’t want to watch anymore
That man just fell off his bike
Why does she keep a tie in a locked box?
He has ants crawling out of a hole in his hand
Nice to know she has hairy armpits
IT’S A HAND!!!
Best poke it with a stick
Alright everyone! Keep walking! Nothing to see here!
You are going to get hit by a car if you don’t move
What did I just type?
She just got ran over by a car
He just coped a feel
Has he just jizzed in his pants when he rubbed her boobs?
What the hell is he doing?
He’s dragging two pianos with dead cows on top of them and with two Amish people tied to them
Damn! Should have started at first base
Somebody order a martini?
Get out of bed!
He just threw his box out of the window
Go stand in the naughty corner
I thought for a moment he was gonna kiss him
Those books just turned into guns
Well… He’s dead!
Somehow he died in the middle of the woods
Bring out your dead!
Back to the cool music
There’s a fly on the wall
He just wiped away his own mouth and now has her armpit hair for a mouth
Now we’re at the beach
KISS ME BITCH!!
It’s the box that was thrown out of the window! It’s been washed ashore
They have both died buried up to their waist in sand!