By Raymond Durgnat
This is often the second one, revised and enlarged version of the awesome monograph by means of the overdue Durgnat, initially released in 1967.
For this PDF, i've got appended essays that Durgnat wrote on Bunuel's later movies, published after the e-book of this booklet, culled from movie Quarterly and movie remark, bringing the Durgnat's writings modern with Bunuel's final motion pictures.
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