Luis Bunuel's first film, the legendary Surrealist short UN CHIEN ANDALOU, was made in 1928 with the collaboration of painter Salvador Dali. Impossible to describe in a traditional narrative sense, it is a succession of alternately beautiful and shocking images that are seemingly unrelated
but have the internal logic of a nightmare.
A title card reads "Once Upon a Time." A man (Luis Bunuel) sharpens a razor blade, looking at the moon; he then holds open a woman's eyelid and, as a cloud passes across the moon, he slices her eyeball in half.
"Eight Years Later," a man (Pierre Batcheff) rides a bicycle down the street, wearing a starched collar, a winged cap, a...