Sunday, May 24, 2009

The Week in Review - 24/05/09

  • Chicago (Frank Urson, USA, 1927)
  • Thunderbolt (Josef von Sternberg, USA, 1929)
  • El ángel exterminador (The Exterminating Angel, Luis Buñuel, Mexico, 1962)
I don't have time right now to write about these, but am happy to discuss. Any thoughts?


dMk said...

Exterminating Angel was quite hysterical, no? I had a lot of fun with it.

Paul Martin said...

Yeah Derek, I had a blast with it. Were you at the Como screening?

I found the film very much like his later French films. Wrapped up in an absurdist facade, time and time again, Buñuel got away with his scathing mockeries of the bourgeois, attracting the very people he is criticising. With that closing sequence, he couldn't help but have a go at every pillar of society, another favourite theme of his.