Diversions of Pleasure: Luis Bunuel & the Crises of Desire

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By focusing on some of Bunuel's most disorienting films, Sandro shows how the recurrent theme of disruptive desire often finds a structural counterpart in the viewing experience. As these films unfold, they produce textual effects that are akin to the ones they thematize: frustrating deferrals of pleasure, disorienting displacements, logical quandaries, seductive dissonances, and conflicts of tone and effect. What emerges from the study is not only an analysis of how Bunuel disrupts and transforms narrative pleasure, but an ...

Diversions of Pleasure: Luis Bunuel & the Crises of Desire 1988, Ohio State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780814204399

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