Set Up Questions for Bunuel’s Un Chien Andalou

  1. Imagery: Do you see any motifs [recurring images or shapes] in the film? If so, do these recurring similar images somehow point to meaning of some kind?
  2. What do you make of the time references in the film? How do they help to establish the film’s tone?
  3. Can you identify recurring thematic concerns [topics] in the film? That is, what subjects does the film seem to obsessively return to?
  4. If Slipstream Fiction is said to be the fiction of the very strange, the fiction of alienation, does this 1929 film—and surrealism itself—function as a progenitor of slipstream?