Synopses & Reviews
One of the most widely recognized and controversial artists of the 20th century, Salvador Dalí was also an avant-garde filmmaker, collaborating with such giants as Luis Buñuel, Walt Disney, and Alfred Hitchcock. Influenced by the Marx Brothers, Buster Keaton, and Stanley Kubrick, Dalí used the cinema to bring the "dream subjects" of his paintings to life, providing the groundwork for revolutionary forays into television, video, photography, and holography. From a moviegoing experience that would incorporate all five senses to the tale of a womans hapless love affair with a wheelbarrow, Dalís hallucinatory vision never fails to leave its indelible mark, while his writings continue to be relevant to discourses surrounding film and surrealism.
About the Author
Elliott H. King is an art historian specializing in Dalí and surrealism. He contributed to Dalí, The Centenary Exhibition and is active with the 2007-08 traveling exhibition, Dalí & Film.