The Surreal Film House & Surreal Competition

11.06.10
Un chien andalou, Luis Buñuel, 1929 Dates: 11 June – 22 July | Location: Barbican, London Complementing The Surreal House exhibition at the Barbican Art Gallery, Barbican Film presents as season that explores the myriad trails of Surrealist thought by visionary filmmakers that both preceded and followed in the wake of Luis Buñuel’s 1930s classic L’âge d’or. Films being screened include the silent film comedy of Buster Keaton, ...
Editing by Jo Ann Kaplan

21.10.09
Orphee, Jean Cocteau Here are 8 “magic” cuts. By “magic” I mean cuts or edits, or sequences made therefrom, which make my heart stop and my mouth open in suspension of disbelief, amazement, and excess of feeling.   1. Meshes of the Afternoon (Maya Deren and Alexander Hamid, 1943) The first cut in the film, a jump cut, from the shot of the dummy hand holding a poppy ...