Do you believe that the way in which the Hurdanos are constructed and represented in the film supports her idea that Buñuel went in search of the Other/Same?
In her article on Land without Bread, Merce Ibarz writes that ‘in deciding to shoot a documentary, Buñuel’s guiding principle was not to look for ‘exotic’ places that would be unknown to the spectator. He did not set out on a search for the Other/Different, as did the makers of travelogues or documentaries in the style of Nanook (1922). Buñuel went in search of the Other/Same” (p. 31). Do you agree with Ibarz’s assertion? Do you believe that the way in which the Hurdanos are constructed and represented in the film supports her idea that Buñuel went in search of the Other/Same? Again, you are free to agree or disagree with Ibarz’s interpretation. The most important part, however, is that you provide valid arguments and textual evidence to support or oppose her ideas.
Your essay should be well articulated and organized, with an introduction, argument development, and conclusion. Avoid vagueness, repetitions, and empty verbiage. Try to make your points as clearly and concisely as you can, and always support/illustrate your analysis with textual references from the films. The suggested length is 450 words.
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Discipline: Spanish Film