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Luis  Buñuel
Luis Buñuel Portolés [1900-1983]

portrait of filmmaker Luis Buñuel [1900-83] of Spain & Mexico & France          short profile

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Buñuel was praised by Alfred Hitchcock as 'the best director ever'.

"Buñuel is a deeply Christian man, and he hates God as only a Christian can."
Orson Welles


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Luis Buñuel Film Institute [est. 2009]
Luis Buñuel entry at Wikipedia
Luis Buñuel credits [1926-87] at Internet Movie Database
browse Luis Buñuel on DVD at Amazon


won Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film for "The Discreet Charm of The Bourgeoisie" [1972]      Luis Buñuel won a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar
for "The Discreet Charm of The Bourgeoisie" [1972]
— plus 2 Oscar nominations

He also received
seven Ariel Awards (of Mexico), out of 12 nominations, 1951-56
four awards at the Cannes Film Festival, out of 10 nominations, 1951-62
four awards at the Venice Film Festival, 1965 & 1967
two awards from the French Syndicate of Cinema Critics, 1968 & 1973
one BAFTA Award, 1974
and a Career Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, 1982



Movies  of  Luis Buñuel
Luis Buñuel credits [1926-87] at Internet Movie Database
browse Luis Buñuel on DVD at Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Films-Luis-Bu%C3%B1uel-Subjectivity-Hispanic/dp/0198159064/
http://www.amazon.com/Films-Luis-Bu%C3%B1uel-Subjectivity-Hispanic/dp/0198151934/
http://www.amazon.com/Queering-Bunuel-Dissidence-Psychoanalysis-Association/dp/1845116682/
http://www.amazon.com/Las-Peliculas-Luis-Bunuel-Spanish/dp/8449305004/

Luis Bunuel Collection DVD box set  "The Luis Buñuel Collection" DVD box set [2007] for Region 2 only
Optimum Home Ent. Region 2 DVD only [1/2007] 8 PAL disks for £22.48 at Amazon U.K.
includes "The Young One" aka 'La Joven' [1960] starring Zachary Scott; "The Diary of A Chamber-maid" [1964] starring Jeanne Moreau & Michel Piccoli; "Beauty of The Day" aka 'Belle de Jour' [1967] starring Catherine Deneuve; "The Milky Way" [1969]; "Tristana" [1970] starring Catherine Deneuve & Fernando Rey; "The Discreet Charm of The Bourgeoisie" [1972] starring Fernando Rey, Paul Frankeur, Delphine Seyrig, Bulle Ogier, Stéphane Audran & Jean-Pierre Cassel; "The Phantom of Liberty" [1974]; and "That Obscure Object of Desire" [1977] starring Fernando Rey, Carole Bouquet & Ángela Molina; plus extras including documentaries, trailers, commentary & booklet

The films of Luis Buñuel are readily available on Region 2 (Europe) DVD, but hard to find on
Region 1 (USA & Canada) DVD - except for the new disks being produced by Criterion.
As-of early 2010, no Luis Buñuel films are available on Blu-ray.

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"La Sirène des Tropiques (Siren of The Tropics)" [1927]

"La Chute de la Maison Usher (The Fall of the House of Usher)" [1928 adaptation]

"Un Chien Andalou (An Andalusian Dog)" [1929]
http://www.amazon.com/Branded-Eye-Bunuels-Chien-Andalou/dp/0816620474/
http://www.amazon.com/Un-Chien-Andalou-Luis-Bunuel/dp/0571173721/

"L'Áge d'Or (The Golden Age)" [1930]
http://www.amazon.com/LAge-dor-BFI-Film-Classics/dp/0851706428/
http://www.amazon.com/Age-Gold-Bunuel-Surrealist-Directives/dp/097998470X/

"Las Hurdes, Tierra sin Pan" (1933) aka "Land Without Bread"

"Don Quintín el Amargao (Don Quintin the Bitter)" [1935]

"La Hija de Juan Simón (Juan Simon's Daughter)" [1935]

"¿ Quién me Quiere a Mí ? (Who Loves Me?)" [1936]

"España 1936" [1937] as montage supervisor
aka "España 1936: - España leal en Armas"

"¡ Centinela, alerta ! (Guard! Alert!)" [1937]

"Gran Casino (Tampico)" [1947] aka "En el Viejo Tampico"
CineMexicano movie fanpage {in Spanish}

"El Gran Calavera (The Great Madcap)" [1949]
CineMexicano movie fanpage {in Spanish}

"Los Olvidados (The Forgotten Ones)" [1950]
CineMexicano movie fanpage {in Spanish}

"Susana" [1951] aka "Carne y Demonio (The Devil and The Flesh)"
CineMexicano movie fanpage {in Spanish}

"La Hija del Engaño (Daughter of Deceit)" [1951]
CineMexicano movie fanpage {in Spanish}

"Subida al Cielo (Ascent To Heaven)" [1952]
CineMexicano movie fanpage {in Spanish}

"Una Mujer sin Amor (A Woman Without Love)" [1952]
CineMexicano movie fanpage {in Spanish}

"El Bruto (The Brute)" [1953]
CineMexicano movie fanpage {in Spanish}

"El" [1953] aka "This Strange Passion"
CineMexicano movie fanpage {in Spanish}

"Abismos de Pasión (Depths of Passion" [1953] aka "Cumbres Borrascosas (Stormy Heights)"
adapted from Emily Bronté's "Wuthering Heights"
CineMexicano movie fanpage {in Spanish}

"La Ilusión Viaja en Tranvía (Illusion Travels By Streetcar)"  [Mexico June 1954]
Illusion Travels By Streetcar movie directed by Luis Buñuel   A streetcar mechanic and a driver are told that their favorite streetcar #133 is being decomissioned (to the scrap heap). After gatting drunk at a party, they decide to take #133 out for one last run, not charging passengers. After sleeping off their crazy rampage, they have endless trouble trying to return the street-car to the barn. Directed by Luis Buñuel, starring Carlos Navarro, Fernando Soto 'Mantequilla', Lilia Prado & Agustín Isunza
LionsGate double bill b&w DVD [9/2008] for $7.83 with Buñuel's "Nazarín" [1959]
Connoisseur Video b&w VHS [3/91] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

CineMexicano movie fanpage {in Spanish}

"Luis Buñuel's Robinson Crusoe" [1954]
CineMexicano movie fanpage {in Spanish}

"El Río y la Muerte (The River and Death)" [1955]
CineMexicano movie fanpage {in Spanish}

"Ensayo de un Crimen (Rehearsal For A Crime)" [1955]
aka "The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz"
CineMexicano movie fanpage {in Spanish}

"Cela s'Appelle l'Aurore" [1956]

"Death In The Garden (La Mort en ce Jardin)" [1956] starring Simone Signoret /tt0049521/
http://www.amazon.com/Luis-Bunuels-Death-Garden-jardin/dp/B002IXBUE2/
CineMexicano movie fanpage {in Spanish}

"Nazarín"  [Mexico June 1959, USA June 1968]
Nazarín 1959 movie by Luis Buñuel   Nazario is a priest trying to live a pure and honest Christian life in a seedy hotel; when he tries to help a prostitute, they are run out of town by the authorities. He meets up with the girl and a crazy woman from the hotel; they travel from village to village until pursuers find and arrest them. Nazario is deemed crazy and marched to his (offscreen) death by firing squad. Co-written & directed by Luis Buñuel; adapted from the novel by Benito Pérez Galdós; starring Francisco Rabal, Marga López, Rita Macedo, Jesús Fernández, Ofelia Guilmáin & Noé Murayama; won the International Prize & nominated for a Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival
LionsGate double bill b&w DVD [9/2008] for $7.83 with Buñuel's "Tranvia/Streetcar" [1954]
Connoisseur Video b&w VHS [8/89] out of prodn/used
12"x16" poster available for $6.98 at AllPosters.com
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
Nazarin 1895 novel by Benito Pérez Galdós  
"Nazarín" [1895 Spanish classic novel] by Benito Pérez Galdós [1843-1920]
Translated by Robert S. Rudder & Gloria Chacon De Arjona
Saintly, mysterious, and irritating Nazario attempts to set up an alternative society based on non-resistance to evil and the rejection of private property – often with hilarious results.
Latin American Literary Review Press (English translation) 8¼x5¼ pb [9/97] for $13.26
CineMexicano movie fanpage {in Spanish}

"La Fièvre Monte à El Pao" aka "Los Ambiciosos" [1959] as writer
CineMexicano movie fanpage {in Spanish}

"The Young One (La Joven)" [1960] starring Zachary Scott
CineMexicano movie fanpage {in Spanish}

"Viridiana" [1961]
http://www.amazon.com/Viridiana-Script-Director-Luis-Bunuel/dp/0435070150/
based upon "Halma" 1895 novel by Benito Pérez Galdós [1843-1920]
CineMexicano movie fanpage {in Spanish}
"Viridiana" 50th Anniversary fansite {in Spanish} [est. 2011]

"The Exterminating Angel (El Ángel Exterminador)" [1962]
http://www.amazon.com/Exterminating-Angel-Green-Integer-Bunuel/dp/1931243360/
CineMexicano movie fanpage {in Spanish}

"Le Journal d'une Femme de Chambre (The Diary of A Chambermaid)" [1964]
starring Jeanne Moreau & Michel Piccoli

"Llanto por un Bandido (Weeping For A Bandit)" [1964] as actor

"Simón del Desierto (Simon of The Desert)" [1965]
CineMexicano movie fanpage {in Spanish}

"Belle de Jour (Beauty of The Day)" [1967] starring Catherine Deneuve
http://www.amazon.com/Belle-jour-film-Modern-scripts/dp/0671207938/
http://www.amazon.com/Belle-Jour-Luis-Bunuel/dp/0571125603/

sequel "Belle Toujours" [2006] /B0015TJGH8/
Directed by Manoel de Oliveira, starring Michel Piccoli & Bulle Ogier

"La Voie Lactée (The Milky Way)" [1969]

"Tristana" [1970] starring Catherine Deneuve & Fernando Rey
http://www.amazon.com/Tristana-Bunuels-Galdoss-Novel-Study/dp/0773490892/
http://www.amazon.com/Tristana-film-Luis-Bu%C3%B1uel/dp/0900855894/
based upon the 1892 novel by Benito Pérez Galdós [1843-1920]

"Johnny Got His Gun (1971) /tt0067277/
Luis Buñuel wrote (uncredited) the surreal scenes with Jesus Christ

"Una Historia Decente" [1971 short] adapted from his book /tt0170004/

"Le Moine (The Monk)" [1972]

"The Discreet Charm of The Bourgeoisie"  [France 1972]
Co-written & directed by Luis Buñuel, starring Fernando Rey, Paul Frankeur, Delphine Seyrig, Bulle Ogier, Stéphane Audran &
Jean-Pierre Cassel; won the Academy Award for Best Foreign-Language Film; listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Movies (5/2005)

http://www.amazon.com/Bu%C3%B1uels-Discreet-Bourgeoisie-Cambridge-Handbooks/dp/0521568315/

"Le Fantôme de la Liberté (The Phantom of Liberty)" [1974]

"That Obscure Object of Desire (Cet Obscur Objet du Désir)" [1977]
starring Fernando Rey, Carole Bouquet & Ángela Molina
http://us.imdb.com/ra/us/a/B00005QAPJ
http://www.amazon.com/Objekt-Begierde-Luis-Bunuel/dp/3803123607/

"Igra o Pamcenju i Umiranju" [Yugoslavia TV 1984] adapted from his novel /tt0891508/



Other  Works  By  Luis Buñuel
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book used as basis for 1971 short film "Una Historia Decente"
novel used as basis for "Igra o Pamcenju i Umiranju" [Yugoslavia TV 1984]

My Last Sigh 1982 autobiography by Luis Buñuel  "My Last Sigh" (aka 'My Last Breath') autobiography [1982]
by Luis Buñuel; English translation by Abigail Israel

Univ MN Press 8½x5½ pb [9/2003] for $12.71
Flamingo pb [4/86] out of print/used
Knopf hardcover [9/83] out of print/used
German translation: Alexander Verlag Berlin 7½x5 pb [8/2004] out of print/used
"Mi Ultimo Suspiro" Spanish-language original [1982]
Random House Mondadori 7¾x5 pb [10/2008] out of print/used
Plaza & Janes pb [1982] out of print/used
Erotica & Other Ghosts book of Luis Buñuel interviews  
"Die Erotik und Andere Gespenster (Erotica and Other Ghosts)" [2003]
Interviews of Luis Buñuel by {friend & critic} Max Aub [1903-72]

Wagenbach German-language mass pb [2/2003] out of print/used


oil portrait of Luis Bunuel by Salvador Dali, 1924

Works  About  Luis Buñuel
browse books by/about Luis Buñuel

bio by John Baxter /0786706198/ + /844930248X/

Buñuel (1984) http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0295894/

El Carnaval de Luis Bunuel by Aitor Bikandi-Mejias 8487482724 not on amzn?

Buñuel & Mexico, Crisis of National Cinema book by Ernesto Acevedo-Muñoz   "Buñuel and Mexico: The Crisis of National Cinema" [2003]
by Ernesto R. Acevedo-Muñoz

Univ CA Press 9x6 hardcover [11/2003] for $65.00
Luis Bunuel, The Red Years book by Roman Gubern & Paul Hammond  "Luis Bunuel: The Red Years, 1929-1939" [2012]
by Roman Gubern & Paul Hammond

Kindle Edition from Univ WI Press [1/2012] for $9.99
Univ WI Press 8¾x6 pb [1/2012] for $31.46

http://www.amazon.com/Luis-Bunuel-Belleza-Rebeldia-Spanish/dp/8481093173/
http://www.amazon.com/Luis-Bunuel-Biography-Francisco-Aranda/dp/0306707543/
http://www.amazon.com/Luis-Bunuel-Cahiers-cinema-French/dp/2866421655/
http://www.amazon.com/Luis-Bunuel-Chimera-1900-1983-Directors/dp/3822833754/
http://www.amazon.com/Luis-Bunuel-Cine-Comunicacion-Spanish/dp/8420635723/
http://www.amazon.com/Luis-Bunuel-Collection-Cine-regards-French/dp/2912400228/
http://www.amazon.com/Luis-Bunuel-Da-Capo-Paperback/dp/0306800284/
http://www.amazon.com/Luis-Bunuel-Durgnat-Raymond/dp/B0000CNISB/
http://www.amazon.com/Luis-Bunuel-Introduction-Ado-Kyrou/dp/B000GSPXPS/
http://www.amazon.com/Luis-Bunuel-Peliculas-Films-Spanish/dp/8449310067/
http://www.amazon.com/Luis-Bunuel-Peligroso-Asomarse-Interior/dp/848996078X/
http://www.amazon.com/Luis-Bunuel-Readings-Isabel-Santaolalla/dp/1844570037/
http://www.amazon.com/Luis-Bunuel-Twaynes-Theatrical-Arts/dp/0805792619/
http://www.amazon.com/Luis-Bu~nuel-Libertad-Exposicion-Febrero-Mayo/dp/8495078953/
http://www.amazon.com/Bunuel-COLECCION-CINEASTAS-Imagen-Spanish/dp/8437621518/
http://www.amazon.com/Bunuel-Historia-History-Larger-Spanish/dp/8437626110/
http://www.amazon.com/Bunuel-Iconografia-Personal-Iconography-Spanish/dp/9681629426/
http://www.amazon.com/Bunuel-Movie-Paperbacks-Raymond-Durgnat/dp/0520034244/
http://www.amazon.com/Bunuel-Suenos-Pesadilla-Personajes-Spanish/dp/9583014419/
http://www.amazon.com/Bu%C3%B1uel-cine-literatura-V%C3%ADctor-Fuentes/dp/8434549557/
http://www.amazon.com/Bu%C3%B1uel-100-Years-A%C3%B1os-Dangerous/dp/0810962195/
http://www.amazon.com/Age-Gold-Surrealist-Cinema-Persistence/dp/1840680598/
http://www.amazon.com/cinema-Luis-Bunuel-International-guide/dp/0498013022/
http://www.amazon.com/Cinema-Luis-Bunuel-International-Guides/dp/090073048X/
http://www.amazon.com/Companion-Luis-Bu%C3%B1uel-Monograf%C3%ADas/dp/185566108X/
http://www.amazon.com/Companion-Luis-Bu%C3%B1uel-Monograf%C3%ADas/dp/1855662051/
http://www.amazon.com/Discreet-Art-Luis-Bunuel-Reading/dp/0714527548/
http://www.amazon.com/Discreet-Art-Luis-Bunuel-Reading/dp/0714528323/
http://www.amazon.com/Diversions-Pleasure-Bunuel-Crises-Desire/dp/0814204392/
http://www.amazon.com/Escritos-Bunuel-Fundidos-Negro-Spanish/dp/8493124303/
http://www.amazon.com/Figures-Desire-Theory-Analysis-Surrealist/dp/0252008782/
http://www.amazon.com/Genres-Genders-Surrealism-Annette-Shandler/dp/0312120508/
http://www.amazon.com/Lorca-Bunuel-Dali-Forbidden-Pleasures/dp/1848850077/
http://www.amazon.com/Midday-Bunuel-Memories-Sketches-1973-1983/dp/0974888133/
http://www.amazon.com/Objects-Desire-Conversations-Luis-Bunuel/dp/094141969X/
http://www.amazon.com/politica-autores-Politics-Authors-Memoria/dp/8449314143/
http://www.amazon.com/Surreal-Lives-Surrealists-Ruth-Brandon/dp/080213727X/
http://www.amazon.com/Three-European-Directors-Truffaut-Fellini/dp/0802815049/
http://www.amazon.com/Unsilvered-Screen-Surrealism-Film/dp/1904764878/
http://www.amazon.com/Unspeakable-Betrayal-Selected-Writings-Bu%C3%83%C2%B1uel/dp/0520234235/
http://www.amazon.com/World-Luis-Bunuel-Essays-Criticism/dp/B000JVHLDE/
http://www.amazon.com/World-Luis-Bunuel-Essays-Criticism/dp/0195023994/
http://www.amazon.com/World-Luis-Bunuel-Essays-Criticism/dp/0195023986/


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L i n k s
Luis Buñuel entry at Wikipedia
Luis Buñuel credits [1926-87] at Internet Movie Database
browse Luis Buñuel on DVD at Amazon
browse books by/about Luis Buñuel
search books by Luis Buñuel
Luis Buñuel Metropolitan Water Park in Zaragoza, Spain
Luis Buñuel Film Institute [est. 2009]
Casa Buñuel [open 2011, open to public 2013] in Mexico City



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