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My Last Sigh by Luis Buñuel
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Sep 23, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: film, food, los-angeles, bio-or-autobiography
Recommended for: Bunuel fans.
Read in September, 2008

Began to read this book 9/13. Continuing with the book 9/14, this may be one of the most exciting books I've read in awhile. Bunuel attended a Catholic school for most of his learning and was fluent in Latin and French in addition to Spanish, his native tongue. His father was well off. When he finally wanted to make movies, it was like telling his family he wanted to join the circus, as film was a relatively new art.

He talks for about a page on the films he likes, including Clouzot's Manon (one of the few Clouzots I haven't seen!).

A quote that I find extremely relevant to film connoisseurs from Bunuel: "You can argue forever about the content of a film, its aesthetic, its style, even its moral posture; but the crucial imperative is to avoid boredom at all costs" (p. 244, My Last Breath).

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Luis Buñuel
“I can't help feeling that there is no beauty without hope, struggle, and conquest.”
Luis Buñuel, My Last Sigh

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