Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The Top Ranked Films of Luis Buñuel


Spanish surrealist Luis Buñuel, a friend of surrealist painter Salvador Dali, has given cinema a glimpse of his unique vision of cinema as art. His most accessible film, Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie [photo below], is a gentle satire of suburban life, in which dinner guest arrive for a dinner that gets continually delayed by the mind of Buñuel and other unforeseen events.



1. Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, The (1972) #99
2. Belle de jour (1967) #218
3. Viridiana (1961) #231
4. L'Âge d'or (1930) #263
5. That Obscure Object of Desire (1977) #293
6. Exterminating Angel, The (1962) #365
7. Los Olvidados (1950) #419
8. Tristana (1970) #443
9. El (1952) #685
10. Phantom of Liberty, The (1974) #827


See the full list of top ranked 100 directors here: Top Ranked 100 Directors, 2011 Edition

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