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Pre-Order: L'Âge d'or: BFI Film Classics


A study of Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dali's Surrealist masterpiece L'Âge d'Or in the BFI Film Classics series

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Released 12 November 2020

One of the greatest collaborations of cinema history, L'Âge d'Or (1930) united the geniuses of Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dali in the making of a Surrealist masterpiece ­ a uniquely savage blend of visual poetry and social criticism. The film was banned and vilified for many years in many countries, becoming justly legendary for its subversive eroticism and its furious dissection of 'civilised' values.

In a remarkable, intuitive reading of L'Âge d'Or, Paul Hammond interweaves a detailed account of the extraordinary circumstances of its production with a dazzling interpretation of its aesthetic and political nuances. At once authoritative and polemical, this is a study entirely in tune with its subject, a fitting celebration of a major landmark in world cinema.

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SKU 9781839021831
Author(s) Paul Hammond
Publisher(s) Bloomsbury / BFI
Format Paperback
Original publication date 29.11.2020
Number of pages 85
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