Jindřich Štyrský, Untitled From Na jehlách těchto dní [On the Needles of These Days], 1934
Jean Cocteau, Toulon, 1930
When [The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie] had been nominated for an Oscar, four Mexican reporters tracked us down at El Paular, where we were already at work on another project. During lunch, they asked if I thought I was going to win that Oscar.
“Of course,” I replied between bites. “I’ve already paid the twenty-five thousand dollars they wanted. Americans may have their weaknesses, but they do keep their promises.”
A few days later, headlines in Mexico City announced that I’d bought the Oscar. Los Angeles was scandalized; telexes poured in; Silberman flew over in a rage from Paris. I assured him it was all a joke, but it took quite a while for the dust to settle. Ironically, the film did win an Oscar three weeks later.
— Luis Buñuel (above, in disguise, with the Oscar.)
“Pour célébrer la plus bestiale des orgies, s’étaient enfermés dans ce chateau inexpugnable 120 jours auparavant quatre scélérats profonds et reconnus qui n’ont de loi que leur depravation, des roués sans Dieu, sans principe, sans religion…” - L’Age D’or
Lya Lys in “L’Age d’Or” (1930). Directed by Luis Bunel.
The best thing.
Luis Buñuel (1929-1952)
- Un Chien Andalou (1929)
- L’Age d’Or (1930)
- Las Hurdes: Tierra Sin Pan (1933)
- Gran Casino (1947)
- El Gran Calavera (1949)
- Los olividados (1950)
- Susana (1951)
- La hija del engaño (1951)
- Subida al cielo (1952)
- Una mujer sin amor (1952)