L'Âge d'or (BFI Film Classics)

By Paul Hammond

Illustrated in a single of the nice collaborations of cinema historical past, L'age d'or united the geniuses of Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dali within the making of a uniquely savage combination of visible poetry and social feedback. one of many striking works of the Surrealist stream, L'Age d'or used to be banned and vilified for a few years in lots of international locations, turning into justly mythical for its subversive eroticism and its livid dissection of "civilized" values. In a striking, intuitive analyzing of L'Age d'or, Paul Hammond interweaves a close account of the extreme conditions of its construction with a blinding interpretation of its aesthetic and political nuances. immediately authoritative and polemical, this can be a examine totally in track with its topic, a becoming accompaniment to at least one of the key landmarks of worldwide cinema.

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