UN CHIEN ANDALOU (1929)
WITH A STRAIGHT RAZOR
makes sense in this collaborative effort from Salvador Dali and Luis
Bunuel. Un Chien Andalou (which in French means, "Totally Sick-Ass
Movie About A Chick Who Gets Her Eyeball Sliced Open"), was conceived
as a surrealist art project to essentially feature a montage of crazy
stuff to shock the hell out of anyone that dared to watch it. It's
said that Bunuel brought a bag of rocks to the film's premiere to
throw at the audience in case they were too disgusted with it.
movie features numerous scenes that would make David Lynch envious.
A dead calf on top of a piano, ants crawling out of a hole in the
hand, and creepy ass groping are par for the course. But its the
opening shot of the film that establishes itself as possibly the
earliest (and still most shocking) incident of gore ever captured on
gruesome shot of a straight razor cutting a woman's eye open is
interspersed with a narrow dark cloud floating across a full moon.
A cow's eye was used in the scene, which was a pioneering example of
a gruesome gore effect. Unless you've gone to film school, this
is likely a film you've not had the "pleasure" of seeing, but Amazon
has it on VHS if you'd like to buy a copy. If you've got a
strong stomach, you can watch the entire 15 minute film if you