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"Buñuel's memoir is not a look back at a brilliant career but rather a collection of reminiscences assembled at the end of a lifetime. There is little discussion of his films in these pages; instead, Buñuel relates the extraordinary life that framed the filmmaker's work....For such an iconic individual as Buñuel, his autobiography is surprisingly without ego — but with plenty of soul." Francesca Gavin, Boldtype (read the entire Boldtype review)

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The fascinating and frank autobiography of the celebrated surrealist film director.

Luis Buñuel lived many lives — surrealist, Spanish Civil War propagandist, hedonist, friend of artists and poets, and filmmaker. With surprising candor and wit, Buñuel offers his sometimes scathing opinions on the literati and avant-garde members of his sweeping social circle, including Pablo Picasso, Jorge Luis Borges, Salvador Dalí, and Federico García Lorca. These colorful stories of his nomadic life reveal a man of stunning imagination and influence.

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May be quite simply the loveliest testament ever left by a film director." New York Times Book Review

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"Memories recounted with charm, firm opinions, and an utter lack of pretension....The self-portrait of a beautiful dreamer." Newsweek

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"One of the best books ever offered by a moviemaker. Buñuel is the proper human landmark for a moment when Europe met America and the schemes of religion, property, and progress were reassessed as dreams." The New Republic

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"Essential reading for anyone who aspires to a better understanding of Buñuel's films." Philadelphia Inquirer

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Luis Buñuel (1900–1983) was one of the twentieth century's greatest filmmakers. His many credits include Un Chien andalou (1924), which he conceived with Salvador Dalí, and The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972), which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film.

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Mary K, July 28, 2006 (view all comments by Mary K)
Anyone who enjoys Bunuel's works should read this book. It's a fascinating look at the man who made the fascinating films.

Bunuel's recipe for the perfect martini alone is worth the price of the book
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ISBN:
9780816643875
Author:
Bunuel, Luis
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Translator:
Israel, Abigail
Author:
Buunuel, Luis
Location:
Minneapolis
Subject:
General
Subject:
Spain
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Movie Directors
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Motion picture producers and directors
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Bunuel, Luis
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Edition Description:
1st University of Minnesota Press ed.
Publication Date:
20030931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
30 halftones
Pages:
268
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.50 in

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Product details 268 pages University of Minnesota Press - English 9780816643875 Reviews:
"Review A Day" by , "Buñuel's memoir is not a look back at a brilliant career but rather a collection of reminiscences assembled at the end of a lifetime. There is little discussion of his films in these pages; instead, Buñuel relates the extraordinary life that framed the filmmaker's work....For such an iconic individual as Buñuel, his autobiography is surprisingly without ego — but with plenty of soul." (read the entire Boldtype review)
"Review" by , May be quite simply the loveliest testament ever left by a film director."
"Review" by , "Memories recounted with charm, firm opinions, and an utter lack of pretension....The self-portrait of a beautiful dreamer."
"Review" by , "One of the best books ever offered by a moviemaker. Buñuel is the proper human landmark for a moment when Europe met America and the schemes of religion, property, and progress were reassessed as dreams."
"Review" by , "Essential reading for anyone who aspires to a better understanding of Buñuel's films."
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