Experimental Filmmaking “Un Chien Andalou” & “Baraka”


Un Chien Andalou” I see Un Chien Andalou as being a formalist film. This film is heavily influenced by the director’s vision and intent. What a mess!!! Un Chien Andalou is a little on the disturbing side for me. I felt the movie did not flow very well. Yes, I know that was the intention of the filmmakers, nevertheless, it did not work for me. The editing was all over the place and then you add to the fact that it’s a silent movie, now you have an audience feeling like they are lost. This film requires it’s viewers to have very imaginative minds, because it requires it to be so due to its lack of direction and vision. This movie is definitely Avant Garde in its approach and for it’s time, late 20’s, which I felt was a brave attempt at pushing the envelope back then. Continue reading