Tuesday, September 6, 2011

48. L'Age d'Or

L'Age d'Or
The Age of Gold

It seems like the only picture you can get of this movie is of this lady sucking a statue's toes.  No really how I would want to be remembered as an actress but hey.  At least she didn't have ants coming out of her hands.

So this movie is like an extended version of Un Chien Andalou.  Now a sixteen minute movie of complete and utter confusion is a bit easier to watch than a chaotic film that lasts over an hour.  The whole time I watched this I was in a prolonged state of "whaaaaa?" (much like my high school trignometry class).  I really am not a fan of experimental or surrealist film.  What is wrong with a plot and a story?  They never hurt anyone...

I forget if I said this in one of my other reviews but I have seen plenty of good films that convey a message while having an enjoyable plot structure.   I think I needed someone to watch this with me who was a huge Dali fan so he (and yes I am referring to my dream guy here) could keep me enthused and interested.  Much like when I watch James Bond films, after being confused for the first half hour, I stop caring/trying.

RATING: **---

Interesting Facts:

After being premiered in 1930, fascist groups started to throw purple paint (did they just have that lying around?) at the screen and slashed paintings by artists such as Salvador Dali.  It was removed from circulation after that.

Available on YouTube.  First part:


  1. I actually thought this movie was hilarious and not disturbing like the Andalusian Dog. Of course nothing really makes any sense, but there is a deadpan humor that I love. A cow in the bed, priests being thrown out the window and so on.

    1. I am glad you liked it. Experimental films are so not my jam.