Surrealism

The Exterminating Angel

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Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.  However, when Luis Buñuel is smoking, that cigar is, you should excuse the expression,  on fire. Buñuel, born in Calanda, Spain in 1900, had a long and storied career as a film maker, iconoclast and social commentator.

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Lost In Translation

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Rare is the motion picture that combines comedy, romance and drama in a unique and inviting way.  Lost In Translation, from 2003, is just such a cinematic adventure.  Written and directed by Sofia Coppola, it was her second feature film (after The Virgin Suicides).  It features Bill Murray as aging actor Bob Harris, who befriends college graduate Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson) in a Tokyo hotel.

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