I remember one day in 1966, while I was working in Madrid with [Jean-Claude] Carrière on the scenario for Belle de jour, I received a cable from Cadaqués. It was in French (the quintessential snobbery), and Dali demanded that I join him immediately to write the sequel to Un Chien andalou. “I’ve got ideas that’ll make you weep with joy,” he said, adding that he’d be delighted to come to Madrid if Cadaqués was inconvenient for me. I replied with a Spanish proverb: Agua pasada no rueda molino, or, once the water’s gone over the dam, the mill won’t run anymore. Later, he sent me another telegram congratulating me on winning the Golden Lion for Belle de jour at the Venice Film Festival and inviting me to collaborate on a journal he was getting ready to launch, called Rhinoceros. I decided not to answer. — Luis Buñuel
Un perro andaluz de Luis Buñuel (1929)
Salvador Dali- Pagan lepidopterus [in possible collaboration with Buñuel],1935
Un Chien Andalou (1929)
La Residencia de Estudiantes, the “Student Residence”, is one of the original Spanish cultural centers in Madrid.
During the first half of 1900s, it was a prestigious cultural institution that helped foster and create the intellectual environment of Spain’s brightest young thinkers, writers, and artists such as painter Salvador Dalí, poet Federico García Lorca and filmmaker Luis Buñuel.
Salvador Dalí, Federico Garcia Lorca, and Luis Buñuel. Generación del 27.
The three best friends.
Portrait of Luis Bunuel by Salvador Dalí, 1924
Happy Birthday, Luis Bunuel (22 February 1900 – 29 July 1983)
Salvador Dalí, José Moreno Villa, Luis Buñuel, Federico García Lorca and José Antonio Rubio Sacristán met at the Oxbridge inspired Residencia De Estudiantes, Madrid, 1926.