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Manifestoes of Surrealism by André Breton
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Jun 01, 09

Read in January, 1993

This greatly colored my perception of art. The best art manifesto I've ever read.

(Oddly, the surrealist concept seems to work in many of the visual fields, but not lit. God, did it fail in writing. Doesn't hold up well in narrative.)

Also, oddly, I felt that the first fully-realized surrealist film came decades later, and was not generally seen as part of the movement, but in my opinion, that's what it was at heart: Baz Luhrmann's "Moulin Rouge!" This is what Dali and Bunel were shooting for, never quite hit.
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message 1: by Randi (new)

Randi barbour Did you ever see Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast? with Catherine Deneuve? It is a great Surrealist movie. I may have the directors name wrong since it's been about 35 years since I last saw it.


Dave Cullen No. I've heard of it, but have not. Will check it out. Thanks.


message 3: by jo (new)

jo long ago thread, but i think that it holds quite fabulously in poetry. some contemporary american surrealist poetry is so much fun.


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