Apr 25, 2011

Monday's Words of Wisdom

“We thought of Un Chien andalou because of two dreams. He dreamt his hand was full of ants – he told me his dream. And I dreamt of a knife cutting an eye. He said we could make a film with that. Using those irrational elements, we wrote the script in seven days. [The rule was] refuse any image that could have a rational meaning or any memory or culture. That meant any image that appeared to us that we considered impressive or impressed us, was accepted. Veto wasn’t used at all. The veto was: “I don’t like that” and the other said: “Neither do I.”

- on the making of his classic silent short film Un chien andalou with Salvador Dali

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