Luis Buñuel

  1. Marshall McLuhan, Annie Hall, 1977.      The medium was not always the message… Bunuel did not fancy flying to New York to be in a cinema queue with Woody Allen and Diane Keaton for a single joke. The $39,000 offer was good but “what I wouldn’t do for a dollar, I wouldn’t do for a million.” Besides, he was deaf… Woody was going to spring him from behind a poster to suckerpunch a know-all behind him. “I happen to have Mr. Bunuel right here…” and Bunuel would let fly: “I heard what you were saying! You know nothing of my work!” Laughter ensues… Bunuel said he was replaced by: Mac Luhan (sic). When Bunuel saw the film, “I didn’t like it at all.” Woody finally got him – in his Midnight In Paris, 2010, when a young Bunuel was played French TV actor Adrien de Van. 

 Birth year: 1900 Death year: 1983 Other name:  Usual occupation: Film director Casting Calls:  1