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Author Isaac, Claudio.

Title Midday with Buñuel : memories and sketches, 1973-1983 / Claudio Isaac ; translated by Bryan T. Scoular ; with a foreword by James D. Fernández.

Published Chicago : Swan Isle Press, 2007.

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 UniM Bail  791.430232092 ISAA    AVAILABLE
Uniform title Luis Buñuel a mediodía. English
Physical description xix, 153 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Notes Translated from the Spanish.
Summary "Drawn from Isaac's personal papers, Midday with Bunuel is an intimate and unconventional portrait of this cinematic icon - and memoir of Isaac's own artistic development. The text includes sketches, vignettes, and anecdotes from Isaac's notebooks, revealing his perspective first as a precocious boy and then as a young man. Isaac reflects on Bunuel's presence among a community of exiles, artists, actors, writers, and intellectuals in Mexico City. These are at once touching, perceptive, and critical glimpses into Bunuel's roles as husband and father, friend and colleague, surrealist, philosopher, and iconoclast during his last years. Throughout, Isaac's words reveal his deep admiration and affection for an older friend." "Intimate photographs from the Isaac family archive complement the writing, and Bryan T. Scoular's careful translation makes this text available for the first time in English. The foreword by James D. Fernandez offers the reader eloquent insight into this " 'biography' of Luis Bunuel, which is structured not by the stepping-stones of his career, but by the self-spun spider's web of his many contradictions, as they are perceived, assimilated, and recorded by a chronicler who is himself always in motion and full of contradictions."" "Part biography, part memoir, Midday with Bunuel brings to life the creative milieu of Mexico City and gives readers a privileged view of the relationship between these two filmmakers."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Buñuel, Luis, 1900-1983 -- Anecdotes.
Isaac, Claudio.
Motion picture producers and directors -- Spain -- Anecdotes.
ISBN 9780974888132
0974888133