On April 4, 1964, the French television series “Cinéastes de notre temps” presented an episode on filmmaker Luis Buñuel, directed by Robert Valey and produced by Jeanine Bazin and André S. Labarthe. The following are edited excerpts.
Directed by Luis Buñuel • 1930 • France
Starring Gaston Modot, Max Ernst, Lya Lys
Poetic, absurd, erotic, visionary, and scandalous, L’ÂGE D’OR showcases the incomparably obsessive cinematic imagination of Luis Buñuel at the beginning of his career and the celebrated surrealism of Salvador Dalí ...
Directed by Luis Buñuel • 1954 • United States, Mexico
Starring Dan O’Herlihy
Master director Luis Buñuel’s first color film (and first of only two he made in English) is a fascinating, unjustly neglected adaptation of Daniel Defoe’s classic survival novel. His take on the story—in which the epo...