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L’Age d’Or (rewatch)

Posted by martinteller on May 18, 2015

I had an hour to kill, and this is one of those in my collection that I haven’t watched in over 5 years, so I threw it in the player.  This is my fourth time watching it, and I think I’m done with it.  I still like it, but it’s not getting better on revisits and the fact that I kind of had to push myself into watching it again is a bad sign.  It’s one of those movies where I feel like I should enjoy it more than I actually do.  There are some good bits, but most of them are in the second half.  That first half hour is sort of blah, without as many of the kinky subversions or jarring juxtapositions that are the highlights of Buñuel’s brief pre-Mexico career.  An “important” film, perhaps, but like a lot of surrealist work, it’s thrilling at first but then you’re ready to move on.  Rating: Good (77)


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