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Buñuel + Jodorowsky + Godard = El Guincho’s Bombay Video

April 4, 2011

I haven’t had as much Vimeo time as I should lately, but after a few moments of catching up, I stumbled upon MGdM | Marc Gómez del Moral‘s “Bombay” video for El Guincho, and It’s quite impressive. No, not the massive amount of tatas in it, but the homage it pays (whether they knew to or not) to surrealist filmmakers like Luis Buñuel, Alejandro Jodorowsky, and Jean-Luc Godard circa 1960’s-70’s. The video exploits a theme of high-class people experimenting with lower-class sexuality and strange fantasies involving repressed violence. It’s so odd that it just becomes a chaotic mess of socio-political angst among youth in a revolutionary environment. Or at least that’s how I used to write about it in film school.  Either way, it presents a different type of disturbance for the mind to play with. The 16mm and washed color grading is also very fun  and I love it when old things find their way into new avenues.

Watch this video, then take a look at some of the classics from the aforementioned gentlemen:

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie – Luis Buñuel, 1972

The Holy Mountain – Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1973

Week End – Jean-Luc Godard, 1967

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One Comment leave one →
  1. December 12, 2011 6:46 pm

    I’m imrpessed. You’ve really raised the bar with that.

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