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Luis Bunuel

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Spanish-born surrealist filmmaker who initial gained attention for directing the silent brief film Un Chien Andalou in 1929. His renowned features consist of Los Olvidados (1950), The Exterminating Angel (1962), Simon from the Desert (1965) which Obscure Object of Desire (1977). He turned his major double while in university, finally getting on mindset. He was nominated for Greatest SPANISH Film on the Academy Honours for three of his movies. His films gained various other honours, including the Hand d’Or for 1961’s Viridiana as well as the Golden Lion for 1967’s Belle de jour. He wedded Jeanne Bunuel in 1925 and became a Mexican resident in 1948 after getting exiled from Spain through the Spanish Civil Battle. He co-wrote the script for El Chien Andalou with Spanish painter and musician Salvador Dali.

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Full Name Luis Buñuel
Date Of Birth February 22, 1900
Died July 29, 1983, Mexico City, Mexico
Place Of Birth Spain
Profession Director
Education Complutense University of Madrid
Nationality Spanish, Mexican
Spouse Jeanne Buñuel
Children Juan Luis Buñuel, Rafael Buñuel
Parents Leonardo Buñuel, María Portolés
Siblings Alfonso Buñuel, Concepción Buñuel, Margarita Buñuel, Alicia Buñuel, Leonardo Buñuel, María Buñuel
Awards Palme d'Or, Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Golden Lion, Cannes Best Director Award, Ariel Award - Golden Ariel, Grand Jury Prize, Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement, Ariel Award for Best Direction, BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay, Ariel Award for Best Original Story, Bodil Award for Best Non-American Film, National Board of Review Award for Best Director, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director, Bodil Award for Best American Film, National Board of Review Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Ariel Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Homage for Overall Work
Nominations Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, Academy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay, BAFTA Award for Best Film, César Award for Best Director, BAFTA Award for Best Direction, César Award for Best Writing, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay, BAFTA Award for Best Sound
Movies An Andalusian Dog, The Exterminating Angel, Viridiana, Belle de Jour, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, Age of Gold, The Young and the Damned, That Obscure Object of Desire, The Phantom of Liberty, Tristana, Simon of the Desert, Diary of a Chambermaid, Land Without Bread, Nazarin, The Milky Way, The Young One, The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz, Robinson Crusoe, Él, Death in the Garden, El Bruto, Susana, Mexican Bus Ride, The Great Madcap, Fever Mounts at El Pao, Wuthering Heights, Gran Casino, Illusion Travels by Streetcar, That Is The Dawn, The River and Death, A Woman Without Love, The Daughter of Deceit, The Fall of the House of Usher, Mauprat, España 1936, Weeping for a Bandit, The Monk, Johnny Got His Gun, Carmen, The Proud and the Beautiful, Juan Simón's Daughter, Sierra brutal
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1 Educated at Jesuit schools before attending the University of Madrid. While there he formed friendships with Salvador Dali and Federico Garcia-Lorca.
2 Directed one Oscar nominated performance: Dan O'Herlihy in Robinson Crusoe (1954).
3 In the 5th edition of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (edited by Steven Jay Schneider), 9 of his films are listed: Un Chien Andalou (1929), L'Age d'Or (1930), Las Hurdes (1933), The Young and the Damned (1950), The Young One (1960), Viridiana (1961), Belle de Jour (1967), Tristana (1970) and The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972).
4 He was fluent in Spanish and French but never learned to speak English.
5 30 Film retrospective on the Berlinale in 2008.
6 Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1954
7 Was father-in-law of filmmaker Joyce Buñuel.
8 Praised by Alfred Hitchcock as the best director ever.
9 Loathed Salvador Dalí's wife, Gala Dalí.
10 Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945". Pages 71-92. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987.
11 Was voted the 14th Greatest Director of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
12 Liked to daydream, and his imaginations were frequently to play tricks to his friends and, in Mexico, one of his favorite "victims" was the Spanish screenwriter Luis Alcoriza. During a hunting party, Alcoriza saw an eaglet on a tree and knocked it down with the first shot but then he found a price tag on a paw: it was a stuffed bird put there by Buñuel.
13 Father of Juan Luis Buñuel
14 Father of film-maker Rafael Buñuel.
15 Rejected an offer from Salvador Dalí to direct a sequel to Un Chien Andalou (1929) in 1966.
16 Worked as chief editor and chief of the writer department of the Museum of Modern Art in New York (1939-1943)
17 Became a Mexican citizen in 1948.


Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dry martini (bunuelino cocktail) 2008 Short story
La novia de medianoche 1997 previous unproduced screenplay
Arena 1984 TV Series documentary autobiography - 1 episode
Igra o pamcenju i umiranju 1984 TV Movie novel
That Obscure Object of Desire 1977 scenario - as Luis Bunuel
Le fantôme de la liberté 1974
Le moine 1972 screenplay - as Luis Bunuel
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie 1972 scenario - as Luis Bunuel
Una historia decente 1971 Short book
Johnny Got His Gun 1971 uncredited
Tristana 1970 screen story
The Milky Way 1969 writer
Belle de Jour 1967 adaptation and dialogue - as Luis Bunuel
Simón del desierto 1965 Short based on a story by / screenplay and dialogue
Diary of a Chambermaid 1964 adaptation and dialogue
The Exterminating Angel 1962 screenplay by / story by
Viridiana 1961
The Young One 1960 screenplay
La fièvre monte à El Pao 1959 adaptation - as Luis Bunuel
Nazarin 1959 adapted for the screen by
Death in the Garden 1956 adaptation
Cela s'appelle l'aurore 1956 adaptation
The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz 1955 screenplay & adaptation
Robinson Crusoe 1954 screenplay
The River and Death 1954
Abismos de pasión 1953 adaptation / story
El 1953 adaptation / story
El bruto 1953 writer
A Woman Without Love 1952 technical screenplay
Mexican Bus Ride 1952 adaptation
Susana 1951 shooting script
Si usted no puede, yo sí 1951 story
The Young and the Damned 1950
¡Centinela, alerta! 1937
España 1936 1937/II Documentary short screenplay / story
¿Quién me quiere a mí? 1936
Don Quintín el amargao 1935 screenplay - uncredited
Las Hurdes 1933 Documentary short commentary / writer
L'Age d'Or 1930 scenario - as Bunuel
Un Chien Andalou 1929 Short scenario - as Louis Bunuel
La chute de la maison Usher 1928 adaptation

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
That Obscure Object of Desire 1977 as Luis Bunuel
Le fantôme de la liberté 1974
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie 1972 as Luis Bunuel
Tristana 1970
The Milky Way 1969
Belle de Jour 1967 as Luis Bunuel
Simón del desierto 1965 Short
Diary of a Chambermaid 1964
The Exterminating Angel 1962
Viridiana 1961
The Young One 1960
La fièvre monte à El Pao 1959
Nazarin 1959
Death in the Garden 1956
Cela s'appelle l'aurore 1956
The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz 1955
Robinson Crusoe 1954 as Luis Bunuel
Illusion Travels by Streetcar 1954
The River and Death 1954
Abismos de pasión 1953
El 1953
El bruto 1953
A Woman Without Love 1952
Mexican Bus Ride 1952
Daughter of Deceit 1951
Susana 1951
The Young and the Damned 1950
The Great Madcap 1949
Gran Casino 1947
The History of the Vatican 1940 Short
¡Centinela, alerta! 1937 co-director
¿Quién me quiere a mí? 1936 co-director
Las Hurdes 1933 Documentary short
L'Age d'Or 1930
Un Chien Andalou 1929 Short as Louis Bunuel

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Le fantôme de la liberté 1974 Un condamné à mort (uncredited)
La chute d'un corps 1973 Un invité (uncredited)
The Milky Way 1969 voice, uncredited
Belle de Jour 1967 Man in Gardencafe - Left from the Duke (uncredited)
En este pueblo no hay ladrones 1965 Cura
Llanto por un bandido 1964 El verdugo
The Proud and the Beautiful 1953 Smuggler (uncredited)
La hija de Juan Simón 1935
L'Age d'Or 1930 uncredited
Un Chien Andalou 1929 Short Man in Prolog (uncredited)
Carmen 1926 Contrebandier chez lillas pastia
Mauprat 1926 Monk / Guardsman

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tristana 1970 producer
¡Centinela, alerta! 1937 producer
España 1936 1937/II Documentary short producer
¿Quién me quiere a mí? 1936 producer
La hija de Juan Simón 1935 producer
Don Quintín el amargao 1935 producer - uncredited
Las Hurdes 1933 Documentary short producer
Un Chien Andalou 1929 Short producer

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Diary of a Chambermaid 1964
Death in the Garden 1956 uncredited
Illusion Travels by Streetcar 1954 uncredited
Susana 1951 uncredited
Las Hurdes 1933 Documentary short
L'Age d'Or 1930
Un Chien Andalou 1929 Short

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Conspirators of Pleasure 1996 professional expertise
España 1936 1937/II Documentary short montage supervisor
La hija de Juan Simón 1935 supervisor
Don Quintín el amargao 1935 supervisor
Mauprat 1926 production assistant

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
La chute de la maison Usher 1928 assistant director
La sirène des tropiques 1927 assistant director
Carmen 1926 second second assistant director

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Milky Way 1969
L'Age d'Or 1930 uncredited

Sound Department

Sound Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Le fantôme de la liberté 1974 sound effects
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie 1972 sound effects - as Luis Bunuel

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Un Chien Andalou 1929 Short music selection - 1960 sonorized version

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Álom hava 2017 thanks
The Well 2016 Short the director wishes to thank
Zaratozom 2014 Short special thanks
Nosferatu vs. Father Pipecock & Sister Funk 2014 special thanks
Jackass Number Two 2006 Documentary thanks
Belle toujours 2006 thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Buñuel 1984 Documentary Himself
Arena 1984 TV Series documentary Himself
El náufrago de la calle Providencia 1971 Documentary Himself
Festival international de Cannes 1971 TV Series Himself
Berliner Bilderbogen 1969 TV Series Himself
Cinéastes de notre temps 1964 TV Series documentary Himself
Cinépanorama 1960 TV Series documentary Himself
Montparnasse 1929 Short Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ochéntame... otra vez 2016 TV Series documentary Himself
Il était une fois... 2013 TV Series documentary Himself
Spanish Hollywood 2010 Documentary Himself
50 años de 2009 TV Series Himself
Pepín Bello 2008 Documentary Himself
El último guión. Buñuel en la memoria 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
VI premis Barcelona de cinema 2007 TV Movie
Cámara negra. Teatro Victoria Eugenia 2007 TV Short documentary Himself
Protagonistas del recuerdo 2006-2007 TV Series Himself
Filmmakers in Action 2005 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
María querida 2004 Himself
Épreuves d'artistes 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
tvSSFBM EHKL 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Regarding Buñuel 2000 Documentary él mismo
XIV premios Goya 2000 TV Special Himself
Un Buñuel mexican 1997 Documentary Himself
Mi primera película 1995 TV Series Himself
Luis Buñuel en los 60 1984 Short Himself
Nazarin 1984 Short Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007 OFTA Film Hall of Fame Online Film & Television Association Creative
1982 Career Golden Lion Venice Film Festival
1979 CEC Award Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain Best Director (Mejor Director) Cet obscur objet du désir (1977)
1979 Honorary Prize Moscow International Film Festival For the contribution to the cinema.
1977 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Foreign Film Cet obscur objet du désir (1977)
1977 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Director Cet obscur objet du désir (1977)
1977 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Director Cet obscur objet du désir (1977)
1975 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero) Le fantôme de la liberté (1974)
1974 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Screenplay Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie (1972) · Jean-Claude Carrière
1973 Critics Award French Syndicate of Cinema Critics Best Film Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie (1972)
1973 Career Award Sant Jordi Awards
1972 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Director Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie (1972)
1971 CEC Award Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain Best Director (Mejor Director) Tristana (1970)
1970 Sant Jordi Sant Jordi Awards Best Film (Mejor Película Española) Tristana (1970)
1969 Career Golden Lion Venice Film Festival Homage for overall work
1969 FIPRESCI Prize - Honorable Mention Berlin International Film Festival For the body of his works.
1969 Interfilm Award Berlin International Film Festival La voie lactée (1969)
1968 Critics Award French Syndicate of Cinema Critics Best Film Belle de jour (1967)
1968 Bodil Bodil Awards Best European Film (Bedste europæiske film) Belle de jour (1967)
1967 Golden Lion Venice Film Festival Belle de jour (1967)
1967 Pasinetti Award Venice Film Festival Competition Belle de jour (1967)
1965 Special Jury Prize Venice Film Festival Simón del desierto (1965)
1965 FIPRESCI Prize Venice Film Festival Simón del desierto (1965)
1963 Bodil Bodil Awards Best Non-European Film (Bedste ikke-europæiske film) El Ángel Exterminador (1962)
1961 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival Viridiana (1961)
1961 Bodil Bodil Awards Best Non-European Film (Bedste ikke-europæiske film) Nazarín (1959)
1960 Special Mention Cannes Film Festival The Young One (1960)
1959 International Prize Cannes Film Festival Nazarín (1959)
1956 Golden Ariel Ariel Awards, Mexico Robinson Crusoe (1954)
1956 Silver Ariel Ariel Awards, Mexico Best Direction (Mejor Dirección) Robinson Crusoe (1954)
1956 Silver Ariel Ariel Awards, Mexico Best Screenplay (Mejor Adaptación) Robinson Crusoe (1954)
1951 Best Director Cannes Film Festival Los olvidados (1950)
1951 Golden Ariel Ariel Awards, Mexico Los olvidados (1950)
1951 Silver Ariel Ariel Awards, Mexico Best Direction (Mejor Dirección) Los olvidados (1950)
1951 Silver Ariel Ariel Awards, Mexico Best Screenplay (Mejor Adaptación) Los olvidados (1950) · Luis Alcoriza
1951 Silver Ariel Ariel Awards, Mexico Best Original Story (Mejor Argumento Original) Los olvidados (1950) · Luis Alcoriza

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1978 César César Awards, France Best Director (Meilleur réalisateur) Cet obscur objet du désir (1977)
1978 César César Awards, France Best Sreenplay, Original or Adaptation (Meilleur scénario, dialogue ou adaptation) Cet obscur objet du désir (1977) · Jean-Claude Carrière
1978 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium Cet obscur objet du désir (1977) · Jean-Claude Carrière
1974 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero) Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie (1972)
1974 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Direction Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie (1972)
1974 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Sound Track Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie (1972) · Guy Villette
1973 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Writing, Story and Screenplay Based on Factual Material or Material Not Previously Published or Produced Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie (1972) · Jean-Claude Carrière (collaboration)
1970 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero) La voie lactée (1969)
1965 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero) Le journal d'une femme de chambre (1964)
1965 Golden Lion Venice Film Festival Simón del desierto (1965)
1962 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival El Ángel Exterminador (1962)
1960 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival The Young One (1960)
1959 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival Nazarín (1959)
1956 Golden Ariel Ariel Awards, Mexico Ensayo de un crimen (1955)
1956 Silver Ariel Ariel Awards, Mexico Best Direction (Mejor Dirección) Ensayo de un crimen (1955)
1956 Silver Ariel Ariel Awards, Mexico Best Screenplay (Mejor Adaptación) Ensayo de un crimen (1955) · Eduardo Ugarte
1954 Golden Lion Venice Film Festival El río y la muerte (1954)
1954 Golden Lion Venice Film Festival Robinson Crusoe (1954)
1953 Grand Prize of the Festival Cannes Film Festival El (1953)
1953 Golden Ariel Ariel Awards, Mexico Subida al cielo (1952)
1953 Silver Ariel Ariel Awards, Mexico Best Direction (Mejor Dirección) Subida al cielo (1952)
1952 Grand Prize of the Festival Cannes Film Festival Subida al cielo (1952)
1951 Grand Prize of the Festival Cannes Film Festival Los olvidados (1950)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1977 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director Cet obscur objet du désir (1977)
1977 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Screenplay Cet obscur objet du désir (1977) · Jean-Claude Carrière
1973 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Screenplay Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie (1972) · Jean-Claude Carrière
1972 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Screenplay Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie (1972) · Jean-Claude Carrière

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1973 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie (1972)


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#Quote
1 [on Gala, the wife of Salvador Dali]: I've forgotten what the argument was about, but Gala was attacking me with her usual ferocity when I suddenly leapt to my feet, threw her to the ground, and began choking her...I was in a blind rage, but I knew I wasn't going to kill her. Strange as it may seem, all I wanted was to see the tip of her tongue between her teeth. Finally, I let go, and two days later, she left.
2 Hate to leave while there's so much going on. It's like quitting in the middle of a serial.
3 I've always felt a secret but constant link between the sexual act and death... Lately my own sexual desire has waned and finally disappeared, even in dreams, and I'm delighted.
4 [in his autobiography on his onetime friend Salvador Dalí after stating that Dali's wife is the only woman the painter ever made love to] Of course, he's seduced many, particularly American heiresses... by stripping them naked in his apartment, frying a couple of eggs, putting them on the women's shoulders, and, without a word, showing them the door.
5 A writer of a painter cannot change the world. But they can keep an essential margin of nonconformity alive.
6 A Clockwork Orange (1971) is my current favorite. I was very predisposed against the film. After seeing it, I realize it is the only movie about what the modern world really means.
7 J'aime la solitude, à condition qu'un ami vienne m'en parler de temps en temps. (I like solitude, as long as someone drops by to chat about it from time to time.)
8 Age is something that doesn't matter, unless you are a cheese.
9 Don't ask me my opinions on art, because I don't have any. Aesthetic concerns have played a relatively minor role in my life, and I have to smile when a critic talks, for example, of my "palette". I find it impossible to spend hours in galleries analyzing and gesticulating. Where [Pablo Picasso]'s concerned, his legendary facility is obvious, but sometimes I'm repelled by it. I can't stand "Guernica", which I nonetheless helped to hang. Everything about it makes me uncomfortable--the grandiloquent technique as well as the way it politicizes art. Both Alberti and [José Bergamín] share my aversion; in fact, all three of us would be delighted to blow up the painting, but I suppose we're too old to start playing with explosives.
10 The films that influenced me the most, however, were Fritz Lang's. When I saw Der müde Tod (1921), I suddenly knew that I too wanted to make movies. It wasn't the three stories themselves that moved moved me so much, but the main episode--the arrival of the man in the black hat, whom I instantly recognized as Death, in a Flemish village, and the scene in the cemetery. Something about this film spoke to something deep in me; it clarified my life and my vision of the world. This feeling occurred whenever I saw a Lang movie, particular the 'Nibelungen' movies, and Metropolis (1927).
11 I love dreams, even when they're nightmares, which is usually the case. My dreams are full of the same obstacles, but it doesn't matter. My amour fou for the dreams themselves as I shared with the surrealists. Un Chien Andalou (1929) was born of the encounter between my dreams and [Salvador Dalí]'s. Later, I brought the dreams directly into my films, trying as hard as I could to avoid any analysis. 'Don't worry if the movie's too short', I once told a Mexican producer. 'I'll just put in a dream.' He was not impressed.
12 To compare me with Goya is a nonsense. Critics speak of Goya because they don't know anything about Quevedo, Theresa of Avila, the picaresque literature, Galdòs, [Ramón del Valle-Inclán] and others . . . Today's culture is unfortunately inseparable from economic and military power. A ruling nation can impose its culture and give a worldwide fame to a second-rate writer like [Ernest Hemingway]. [John Steinbeck] is important due to American guns. Had [John Dos Passos] and [William Faulkner] been born in Paraguay or in Turkey, who'd read them?
13 Frankly, despite my horror of the press, I'd love to rise from the grave every ten years or so and go buy a few newspapers.
14 In the name of Hippocrates, doctors have invented the most exquisite form of torture ever known to man: survival.
15 If you were to ask me if I'd ever had the bad luck to miss my daily cocktail, I'd have to say that I doubt it; where certain things are concerned, I plan ahead.
16 Fortunately, somewhere between chance and mystery lies imagination, the only thing that protects our freedom, despite the fact that people keep trying to reduce it or kill it off altogether.
17 A paranoiac, like a poet, is born, not made.
18 Tobacco and alcohol, delicious fathers of abiding friendships and fertile reveries.
19 Give me two hours a day of activity, and I'll take the other twenty-two in dreams.
20 'God and Country' are an unbeatable team; they break all records for oppression and bloodshed.
21 If someone were to prove to me right this minute that God, in all his luminousness, exists, it wouldn't change a single aspect of my behavior.
22 The bar . . . is an exercise in solitude. Above all else, it must be quiet, dark, very comfortable - and, contrary to modern mores, no music of any kind, no matter how faint. In sum, there should be no more than a dozen tables, and a client that doesn't like to talk.
23 You have to begin to lose your memory, if only in bits and pieces, to realize that memory is what makes our lives. Life without memory is no life at all, just as an intelligence without the possibility of expression is not really an intelligence. Our memory is our coherence, our reason, our feeling, even our action. Without it, we are nothing.
24 All my life I've been harassed by questions: Why is something this way and not another? How do you account for that? This rage to understand, to fill in the blanks, only makes life more banal. If we could only find the courage to leave our destiny to chance, to accept the fundamental mystery of our lives, then we might be closer to the sort of happiness that comes with innocence.
25 I can only wait for the final amnesia, the one that can erase an entire life.
26 Sex without religion is like cooking an egg without salt. Sin gives more chances to desire.
27 Thank God, I'm an atheist.
28 Nothing would disgust me more morally than winning an Oscar.
29 I've always found insects exciting.
30 [When asked why he made movies] To show that this is not the best of all possible worlds.
31 I have a soft spot for secret passageways, bookshelves that open into silence, staircases that go down into a void, and hidden safes. I even have one myself, but I won't tell you where. At the other end of the spectrum are statistics which I hate with all my heart.

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1 Mockery or wholesale attacks upon religion, especially Catholicism
2 Shocking subject matter
3 Satirizies or outright attacks bourgeois lifestyles
4 His films often include an animal in a scene, where they seem out of place
5 Insects

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