Snails and Death: Luis Buñuel’s The Diary Of A Chambermaid (1964)

A few years back, I dived into the French produced films of Luis Buñuel. My eyes were bombarded with images and ideas, so condensed and constant as to feel exhausted and exhilarated after each film. Even films that seemed at first more straight forward (That Obscure Object Of Desire, for example) had hidden, unconscious depths … Continue reading Snails and Death: Luis Buñuel’s The Diary Of A Chambermaid (1964)

The Nowhere Road in The Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeoisie (1972) – Luis Buñuel.

Because of their tapestry-like nature, the films of Luis Buñuel lend themselves well to a more in-depth form analysis.  Within their aesthetic ploys and their narrative spines lies a wealth of readings concerning Buñuel's attacks and treatises on politics and class especially.  His 1972, Oscar-winning film, The Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeoisie is a perfect … Continue reading The Nowhere Road in The Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeoisie (1972) – Luis Buñuel.