Friday, March 26, 2010

Scenes From A Career #1 - Luis Buñuel

Scenes From A Career will be a new regular feature here at The Blue Vial, where I highlight various directors who are important to me and showcase my favorite images and moments from the span of their careers. These are images that have both resonated with me in a profound way, and work as a testament to the singular vision and talent of the filmmaker who realized them.

Deciding who to pick for my first installment was not hard at all; Luis Buñuel is not only one of my favorite filmmakers, but also the man who inspired the name of this blog, and I feel it's only appropriate that I begin with him. This pioneer of surrealism made masterpieces from the moment he entered cinema to the moment he left this planet, creating rich works of both scorching, wicked fire and charming, playful grace - all along the way composing some of the most stirring and inspired imagery I've ever had the pleasure of viewing.

“If someone were to tell me I had twenty years left, and ask me how I'd like to spend them, I'd reply 'Give me two hours a day of activity, and I'll take the other twenty-two in dreams.'” - Luis Buñuel (1900-1983)

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