You have to begin to lose your memory, if only in bits and pieces, to realize that memory is what makes our lives. Life without memory is no life at all, just as an intelligence without the possibility of expression is not really an intelligence. Our memory is our coherence, our reason, our feeling, even our action. Without it, we are nothing.
Luis Bunuel Portoles (February 22, 1900-July 29, 1983) was a Spanish-born filmmaker. He was a surrealist and a lifelong antagonist of the bourgeoisie. His many films encompass art as well as social criticism. His friends in Madrid included Salvador Dali (with whom he collaborated on "Un chien andalou") and