Bunuel entered the film world with a bang in 1929 with the 17-minute Un Chien Andalou, a collaboration with Dali that shocked audiences with its image of a woman's sliced eyeball. Bunuel, a Jesuit-educated atheist, followed this with his first feature, L'Age D'Or, which many saw as a scathing attack on the Catholic Church.
In 1967, Bunuel began a partnership with producer Serge Silbermand and writer Jean-Claude Carrie that would result in his greatest films, including Belle de Jour (starring Catherine Deneuve), The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie and That Obscure Object of Desire. Bunuel died July 29, 1983.
This 50th anniversary issue of the 1952 film directed by acclaimed filmmaker Luis Buñuel brings to life Daniel Defoe's classic novel, in which the heroic Robinson Crusoe survives a shipwreck in the 1650s and washes up on a remote island. Crusoe (Dan O'Herlihy) must find a way to be at peace with himself and tap into his reserves of courage as he fights loneliness and a group of cannibals, eventually befriending a savage he names Friday.