The Discreet Pleasures of Bunuel's Belle de Jour
by Graeme Hobbs
Movie Mail (United Kingdom)
Although Luis Bunuel is notorious for the more outrageous scenes in his films, equally as interesting are their craftsmanlike elements - the self-effacing camerawork, their dialogue, their subtle reinforcements of character's situations, their editing and their nicely offhand moments. Here, Graeme looks at Belle de Jour, Bunuel's film of a bored bourgeois housewife finding an outlet for her fantasies through afternoon work in a brothel, with these things in mind.
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