L'age d'Or

L'AGE D'OR. 1930

Director: Luis Bunuel

Reviewed by Paghat the Ratgirl

This very early effort by Bunuel provides his usual conflicted criticisms of the upper & middle classes. It is partially a silent film, rather like The Jazz Singer, turning into a talky here & there. It's a fascinating film in context of Bunuel's overall great work, but in itself, it's tolerable because it's only about an hour long.

Most of the story, scripted by Salvidore Dali, is pretty straight forward love melodrama with satiric bite, regarding a publicly misunderstood rapist & the "victim" who loves him.

Around the edges of this simplisticly provocative romance, it is peppered with surrealist vignettes not necessarily related to the simple plot. But little scenes of a woman demanding her huge pet cow get down off the bed, or the image of the college of skeletons of Catholic Cardinals, adds a great deal of humor & interest.

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