The Branded Eye: Bunuel's Chien Andalou

In The Branded Eye , Talens elevates the discussion of the intellectual and artistic movement of 1920s surrealism and Bunuel's Un Chien Andalou to a new level of sophistication. To approach Bunuel's work, he says, implies dealing not only with a specific text, but what reading a film means. In 1929, Un Chien Andalou opened in Paris to a riotous response. People were enraged and disturbed by its shocking content, structure, and narrative form. This translation of Talen's The Branded Eye offers a detailed analysis of the film, including its production background, Salvador Dali's influence in its making, biographical information on Bunuel, and an annotated script of the film, shot-by-shot description, and complete film decoupage. Talens also discusses the importance of the gaze and the influence of Un Chien Andalou on later films by directors such as Alfred Hitchcock and Roman Polanski. The Branded Eye offers a contribution to the body of work on Bunuel and his film Un Chien Andalou . Jenaro Talens has written 15 books of poetry and has published widely on literary theory and history. Among his publications are Romanticism and the Writing of Modernity and, with Nicholas Spadaccini, Through the Shattering Glass: Cervantes and the Self-Made World (Minnesota, 1992). Giulia Colaizzi has editied Feminismo y teoria del discurso and Teoria feminista y teoria filmica .