Buñuel, Luis, 1900-1983

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Luis Buñuel was born February 22, 1900 in Calanda, Spain. He was educated by Jesuits before going to Madrid to study at the University. There he met Salvador Dali and the two became friends. He moved to Paris where, in 1928-29 he made, with Dali, the short film Un Chien Andalou. This film contained such shocking images that it was banned for decades. Some of the images still shock today, such as the slit-open eyeball that was one of the opening images in the film. It catapulted Buñuel to notoriety, especially among surrealists. He followed this with L'Age d'Or. He went on making movies, most of which attacked the bourgeoisie and Christianity. He moved to Mexico in the late nineteen-forties and made movies, many of which did not make much of an impression outside Spanish-speaking countries. One outstanding film from this time is Los Olvidados, an unflinching look at street life in Mexico. Returning to Europe, he made several films late in his career which won much critical acclaim. He worked with such actors as Fernando Rey, Jeanne Moreau and Catharine Deneuve. He won a Palme d'or, and an Oscar for The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie in 1972. Buñuel died in 1983.

From the description of Luis Buñuel film scripts, 1932-1956. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 233636059

Film director, Luis Buñuel was born in Calanda, Spain in 1900 and attended college at the University of Madrid. At Madrid, he befriended the painter Salvador Dalí and the poet Federico García Lorca. In 1929, Buñuel and Dalí co-wrote the ground breaking Surrealist short film Un Chien Andalou, which also marked Buñuel's directorial debut. Buñuel went on to direct several internationally acclaimed motion pictures, including L'Age d'Or, The Young and the Damned, and The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie. Zachary Scott was an American actor who became typecast as villains or enigmatic characters over the course of his career. The Southerner, Mildred Pierce, and Natchez Trace are among his film credits. Scott also starred in one of Luis Buñuel's first English-language films, The Young One, and was preparing for the most significant role of his career: Geoffrey Firmin, the protagonist of Under the Volcano, an alcoholic British consul living his final days in 1939 Mexico. In 1965, before production began, Scott died suddenly of a brain tumor at the age of 51. Lowry's novel would undergo several attempts by various filmmakers to reach the screen until John Huston's adaptation in 1984.

From the description of Papers, 1956-1967. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 727064705

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creatorOf Buñuel, Luis, 1900-1983. Un chien andalou / Luis Buñuel, réal., mise en scène, scénario ; Salvador Dali, scénario ; Richard Wagner, comp. ; Pierre Batcheff, Simone Mareuil, Salvador Dali... [et al.], act. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Hammond, Robert M. (Robert Morris), 1920-. Hammond film script collection, 1935-1996. Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Buñuel, Luis, 1900-1983. Belle de jour / un film de Luis Buñuel ; adaptation et dialogue Luis Buñuel et Jean-Claude Carrière ; Joseph Kessel, auteur adapté ; avec Catherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel, Michel Piccoli... [et al.]. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Enquête sur l'amour, 1928-1929. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Buñuel, Luis, 1900-1983. Tristana / Luis Buñuel, réal., scénario ; Julio Alejandro, scénario ; d'après le roman de Benito Pérez Galdós ; Catherine Deneuve, Fernando Rey, Franco Nero... [et al.], act. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Jay and Si-Lan Chen Leyda Papers and Photographs, Bulk, 1930-1980, 1913-1987, bulk 1930-1980 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
creatorOf Buñuel, Luis, 1900-1983. Papers, 1956-1967. Indiana University
creatorOf Buñuel, Luis, 1900-1983. Los Olvidados [Multimédia multisupport] ; Esto no es una carcel. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Buñuel, Luis, 1900-1983. Luis Buñuel film scripts, 1932-1956. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Buñuel, Luis, 1900-. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Southern, Terry. Collection of 11 autograph letters : [Hartford and East Canaan, Ct.], to Nelson Lyon, 1982-1995 and undated. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Buñuel, Luis, 1900-1983. Tristana / Luis Buñuel, réal., scénario ; Julio Alejandro, scénario ; d'après le roman de Benito Pérez Galdós ; Catherine Deneuve, Fernando Rey, Franco Nero... [et al.], act. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
referencedIn Anthology Film Archives. Film stills collection, [ca. 1920-1970], [ca. 1960-1970] (bulk). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Leyda, Jay, 1910-1988. Jay and Si Lan Chen Leyda papers, 1913-1987 (bulk 1930-1980). Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Buñuel, Luis, 1900-1983. Un chien andalou / Luis Buñuel, réal., mise en scène, scénario ; Salvador Dali, scénario ; Richard Wagner, comp. ; Pierre Batcheff, Simone Mareuil, Salvador Dali... [et al.], act. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Buñuel, Luis, 1900-1983. Los Olvidados [Multimédia multisupport] ; Esto no es una carcel. Bibliothèque nationale de France, BnF
creatorOf Buñuel, Luis, 1900-1983. [Luis Buñuel] : artist file John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Library, Ringling Museum Library
referencedIn Antheil, George, 1900-1959. George Antheil papers, 1919-1959. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
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associatedWith Antheil, George, 1900-1959. person
associatedWith Anthology Film Archives. corporateBody
correspondedWith Bunuel, Jean-Louis, person
correspondedWith Ford, Ruth, 1911-2009 person
associatedWith Hammond, Robert M. (Robert Morris), 1920- person
associatedWith Leyda, Jay, 1910-1988. person
associatedWith Leyda, Si-lan Chen person
associatedWith Lowry, Malcolm, 1909-1957 person
correspondedWith Scott, Zachary, 1914-1965 person
associatedWith Southern, Terry. person
associatedWith The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Library. corporateBody
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Surrealism in motion pictures--Sources
Motion picture producers and directors--Correspondence
Motion picture producers and directors--Archives
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Birth 1900-02-22

Death 1983-07-29

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