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Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) ND813.D3 D35 1999
A major critical film biography of Salvador Dalí, the great Spanish painter and self-styled genius.
Un Chien Andalou (1929)
Call Number: Hatfield Library On Display (DVD) PN1995.9.S5 C4 2004
Filmed in the subjective language of the unconscious, this early avant-garde film is a surrealist tale of unfulfilled desire, based on an exchange of dreams between Salvador Dalí and Luis Buñuel.
L'Age D'Or (1930)
Call Number: PN1995.91.F7 A23 2004
Using a melange of strange and unrelated images, this surrealistic film about two lovers who mock convention and the society intent on preventing them from satisfying their desire is a statement by Buñuel on the nature of the bourgeoisie, the Church and the police.
Call Number: Hatfield Library Reserve PN1995.9.S87 S6 2002
Dr. Constance Petersen is a psychiatrist with a firm understanding of human nature - or so she thinks. That is until the mysterious Dr. Anthony Edwardes becomes the new chief of staff at the Green Manors Mental Asylum...
Midnight in Paris (2011)
Call Number: Hatfield Library Featured DVDs PN1995.9.C55 M367 2011
A romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better. Includes Dalí!
Films Influenced by Surrealism
Colour of Pomegranates (1969)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.91.A85 N736 2001
Stylized biography of noted eighteenth century Armenian poet and troubadour Sayat Nova, based on his writings
The Holy Mountain (1973) by
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.91.S6 F356 2007
A mysterious figure and his seven followers attempt to ascend the Holy Mountain, in order to displace the gods who live there and become immortal.
Blue Velvet (1986)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.S87 B48 2002
A young man finds a severed ear whose trail leads him to a detective's daughter and a mesmerizing beauty in this surreal journey that peeks through the windows and over the well-trimmed hedges of a small town, discovering murder, mystery and perversion.
Faust (1995) by
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.L5 F28 1999
An everyman lured off the streets of Prague finds himself becoming Faust and entering a world of mind-boggling magic and strange encounters.
The Saddest Music in the World (2003)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.C55 S15 2004
Isabella Rossellini stars as a Depression-era beer baroness who sponsors a contest to find the world's saddest tune in this dark comedy.
Unseen Cinema - Early American Avant Garde Film 1894-1941
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.E96 U67 2005
This seven-disc collection contains 155 avant-garde films, revealing hitherto unknown accomplishments of American filmmakers working in the United States and abroad from the invention of cinema until World War II.
Germaine Dulac's Smiling Madame Beudet (1922) and The Seashell and the Clergyman (1928)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video PN1995.9.S5 S65 1980
Two famous short films by Dulac, both pioneering examples of surrealistic film. The first based on the play by Denys Amiel. In the second film, a clergyman, committed by his calling to celibacy but in love with a romantic beauty, is afflicted by sexual torments he is unable to resolve. The surrealist film is composed of a series of episodes using Freudian imagery to express the clergyman's mental anguish.
A propos de Nice (1929) by
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video PN1995.9.S5 A15 1986
Impressions of Nice, France, featuring the Mardi Gras celebration. Employs some Surrealist or Dada techniques.
Avant Garde - Experimental Cinema of the 1920s & 1930s
Call Number: Mark O. Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.E96 A93 2000
Originally produced as individual silent motion pictures in France, the Netherlands, Germany, and the United States, these twenty-five short films epitomize the avant garde movement of the 1920's and 1930's.
The 5000 Fingers Of Dr. T (1953)
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.9.S26 D7 2001
The imagination of nine-year-old Bart Collins comes to life in this fantasy film filled with surreal landscapes and tongue-twisting rhymes.
Testament of Orpheus (1959) by
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.91.F7 T3 2000
In his last film Cocteau portrays an 18th century poet who travels through time on a quest for divine wisdom. In a mysterious wasteland, he meets several symbolic phantoms that bring about his death and resurrection.
Call Number: HAT AV Video PN1995.91.S6 M23 1989
A surrealistic portrayal of poverty, hunger, and death in a 16th century Mexican village. (Spanish with English subtitles)
The Phantom of Liberty (1974) by
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) PN1995.91.F7 F237 2005
A perverse, playfully absurd comedy that compiles many of the illogical themes that preoccupied Bunuel through his career - from the hypocrisy of conventional morality to the arbitrariness of social arrangements.
Call Number: Hatfield Library AV Video (DVD) (PN1995.9.B55 F74 2003
The life of artist Frida Kahlo, from her humble upbringing to her worldwide fame and controversy that surrounded both her and her husband, Diego Rivera.
The Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation
a private cultural organization which, as stated in its bylaws, has the mission to promote, foster, explain, give prestige, protect and defend, both inside and outside the Spanish territory, the artistic, cultural and intellectual oeuvre of the painter.
The Dalí Museum
The Dalí Museum Collection is rich in works from artist Salvador Dalí’s entire career (1904-1989), with key works from every moment and in every medium of his artistic activity.
Dalí: Painting and Film
An exhibit of Dali's works at the Museum of Modern Art.
Biblia ilustrada por Salvador Dalí
From the National Library of Spain comes images of a special edition Ukrainian Bible illustrated by Dalí.
Dalí at Tate Modern
A short video about the making of the animated film Destino.
Introduction to Surrealism
The home page about Surrealism from SmartHistory, a site filled with great videos about Art History.
Dalí, The Persistence of Memory
A video with two Art Historians discussing Dali's painting, The Persistence of Memory
The Accommodations of Desire, 1929
A work by Dalí at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
La Souriante Madame Beudet / The Smiling Madame Beudet (1922)
A short French silent film made in 1922, directed by famed surrealist director Germaine Dulac.
Musical Compositions & Connections