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An Unspeakable Betrayal: Selected Writings of Luis Bunuel [Hardcover]

Luis Bunuel
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6 April 2000
Although Luis Bunuel, one of the great filmmakers of the century, was notoriously reluctant to discuss his own work in public, he wrote - and wrote well - on many subjects over the years. This collection proceeds chronologically, from poetry and short stories written in Bunuel's youth in Spain to an essay written in 1980, not long before his death. Newly translated into English, the writings offer startling insights into the filmmaker's life and thought.The earliest pieces came well before Bunuel joined the Surrealist movement in Paris and created the landmark film Un chien andalou with Salvador Dali. Yet these and the early Surrealist writings reveal the inventiveness of the mind that would later create such masterpieces of cinema as "L'Age d'or", "Los olvidados", "Viridiana", "The Milky Way", "The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie", and "That Obscure Object of Desire". Later writings, which include screenplays and reflections on his own and others' films, illuminate many aspects of Bunuel's career, as well as the ways of thinking and perceiving that underlie his unique cinematic style. The final essay by this extraordinary artist sums up his view of the world - still vibrant and full of contradictions - at the end of his life.

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  • Hardcover: 278 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press; First English Edition edition (6 April 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520208404
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520208407
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 15.7 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,003,458 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A kind of sacred text. . . .Whether you already know the great films or their eerie pleasures await you still, t his book is indispensable."--"Bookforum

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Luis Bunuel (1900-1983) is regarded as one of the most accomplished directors in the history of cinema. His celebrated collaboration with Dali in 1928 was followed by a career as a filmmaker that spanned fifty years. Garrett White is a translator and film and art journalist. He translated and wrote the introduction for Blaise Cendrars's "Hollywood: Mecca of the Movies" (California, 1995).

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5.0 out of 5 stars A revealing selection. 31 May 2002
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As he was about his films, Bunuel was almost doubly as self-effacing about his writing. This collection however provides innumerable insights into the workings of this great artists mind, how ideas were concieved and developed, what preoccupies him is made clear. Bunuel's multi-perspectival slant on the world, stemming from his embrace of the contradictions he found within himself is always compelling and well suits this book which is largely made up of short, quick fire pieces. Aids understanding of his work and is very accessible to all readers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Details on that obscure object 21 April 2010
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Excellent anthology - fills out the material offered last (in English) by Francisco Aranda's critical biography Luis Bunuel (Da Capo Paperback# in 1976: movie reviews, poetical texts (including the complete Andalusian Dog), screenplays, articles and a lecture ..with an insightful foreword by his script collaborator (1964-77) Jean-Claude Carriere, excerpts from the autobiography and an afterword signed off by his two sons, Juan and Rafael. Check the table of contents, then buy it. Indispensable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Finally, these writings are available 6 Jun 2000
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This is a wonderful and funny collection of surreal writings from one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. Many of the earlier, surreal writings by Bunuel, written when he was with the Surrealists in France, are imaginative and funny. There is also the complete collection of poetry originally titled An Andulsian Dog, which is surprisingly strong. The criticisms by Bunuel, along with the autobiographical material, offer insight to his aesthetic beliefs and his thinking. There are also snatches of the last screenplay on which he was working before he died in addition to the original screenplay for Andulsian Dog and a Hollywood treatment for an unrealized film GOYA. Overall, this is a big treasure for those who love Bunuel and who have been anxiously awaiting to read his hard to find pieces. It is a great companion to Bunuel's MY LAST SIGN.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sublime 14 Jun 2003
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The "return" of the master. Although not as good of a read, imho, as MY LAST SIGH, this is still required reading for Bunuel fans, and still retains all of the great artist's power, humor, and insight. In an era of big bucks and ready-made food, it stands out like a whale among minnows.
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Bunuel- Selected Writings (2002)

An Unspeakable Betrayal: Selected Writings of Luis Buñuel [Paperback]
Luis Buñuel (Author), Garrett White (Translator), Juan Luis Buñuel (Afterword), Rafæl Buñuel (Afterword), Jean-Claude Carriere (Foreword)

>>>Although Luis Buñuel, one of the great filmmakers of the century, was notoriously reluctant to discuss his own work in public, he wrote--and wrote well--on many subjects over the years. This collection proceeds chronologically, from poetry and short stories written in Buñuel's youth in Spain to an essay written in 1980, not long before his death. Newly translated into English, the writings offer startling insights into the filmmaker's life and thought. The earliest pieces came well before Buñuel joined the Surrealist movement in Paris and created the landmark film Un chien andalou with Salvador Dalí. Yet these and the early Surrealist writings reveal the inventiveness of the mind that would later create such masterpieces of cinema as L'Age d'or, Los olvidados, Viridiana, The Milky Way, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, and That Obscure Object of Desire. Later writings, which include screenplays and reflections on his own and others' films, illuminate many aspects of Buñuel's career, as well as the ways of thinking and perceiving that underlie his unique cinematic style. The final essay by this extraordinary artist sums up his view of the world--still vibrant and full of contradictions--at the end of his life. <<< Publisher's Note

Altogether now - not a lot, he had others for that part of his movie making process - but much still, the genuine sound of the Master's hand and brain. Most detailed text is on his early Tierra sin pan, aka Las Hurdes, his first Spanish film (1933 - Viridiana, 1961, was the second). With all his famous helpers in foreword etc. Completes rather than surprises, but good to have.

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