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Old 02-17-2010, 05:10 PM   #21
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If your into Surrealism, anything Luis Buņuel or Jan Švankmajer.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luis_Bu%C3%B1uel
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Svankmajer

Buņuel recommendations:

Un Chien Andalou [1929, 16 min.] (co-written with Salvador Dali)
L'Age d'Or [1930, 63 min.]
Los Olvidados [1950]
Veridiana [1961]
The Exterminating Angel [1962]
Simon of the Desert [1965]
Belle de Jour [1967]
The Milky Way [1969]
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie [1972]
The Phantom of Liberty [1974]

Švankmajer recommendations:

all of his short films, but especially:
Punch and Judy (or the Coffin Factory) [1966, 10 min.]
The Flat [1968, 13 min.]
Jabberwocky [1971, 13 min.]
The Fall of the House of Usher [1980, 15 min.]
Dimensions of Dialogue [1982, 11 min.]
Down to the Cellar [1983, 15 min.]
The Pit, the Pendulum, and Hope [1983, 14 min.]
Meat Love [1988, 1 min.]
Darkness/Light/Darkness [1989, 7 min.]
The Death of Stalinism in Bohemia [1990, 9 min.]
Food [1992, 16 min.]

You can find all of his short films on the BFI Complete Shot Films DVD set (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Jan-Svankmaj...6443683&sr=8-1), but it's a UK DVD

In the U.S., unless you got a non-regional player, you'll have to settle for these, which aren't nearly as good in quality and don't have all 26: http://www.amazon.com/Collected-Shor...6444516&sr=8-1
http://www.amazon.com/Jan-Svankmajer...6444516&sr=8-4

Anyway, feature films:
Alice [1988] (based on Alice in Wonderland)
Faust [1994]
Conspirators of Pleasure [1996]
Little Otik [2000]
Lunacy [2005] (based on stories by Edgar Allan Poe and writings of the Marquis de Sade)
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