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HISP 447 - Luis Buñuel and His Legacy

FC ARHU CD WADV
4 credits
Three and a half decades after his death, the work of Spanish-Mexican director Luis Buñuel (1900-1983), founder of surrealist cinema, remains as puzzling and disturbing as ever. Screening a large part of his filmography–including his lesser-known Mexican work–we will attempt to understand Buñuel as situated at the crossroads of major debates, movements, and tensions of 20th-century cultural and political history: modernism, surrealism, and realism; communism, anti-communism, and the Popular Front; and commerce, politics, and artistic integrity. We’ll also assess the legacy he left in Spanish, Mexican, Hollywood, and world cinema. Taught in Spanish.

Prerequisites: two 300-level courses taught in Spanish (beyond HISP 304).



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