Spiralling out of the Surrealist movement alongside the art, photography and manifestos, were a number of experimental films, notably Salvador Dali and Luis Bunuel's Un Chien Andalou and L'Age d'Or. The Age of Gold revisits these two seminal films and explores their making, themes and images, the scandal and riots that accompanied their release, and their impact and influence on modern-day cinema.
Fully illustrated throughout, The Age of Gold also documents the cinematic theories of Antonin Artaud and traces the parallels in avant-garde and Dadaist film-including the work of Hans Richter, Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray.
Robert Short is a lecturer at the -University of East Anglia, England. Previous publications include Hans Bellmer, Surrealism: Permanent Revelation and Dada & Surrealism....Continua