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Salvador Dalí is synonymous with surrealism; just as Campbell's soup cans trigger images of Warholian pop art, a deformed timepiece evokes dreamscapes à la Dalí. Beyond Un chien andalou(1929), Dalí and Luis Buñuel's masterpiece of surrealist cinema, Dalí's film endeavors are relatively unknown compared with his paintings. Art historian King's concise volume is divided into three categories covering his early works (including collaborations with Buñuel), Hollywood works (including Alfred Hitchcock's Spellbound), and late works (late 1940s and beyond). King recounts narratives from Dalí's film scripts and productions and offers valuable historical context, such as the artist's crucial encounters with Harpo Marx and Walt Disney. King's analysis of Dalí's motivations for translating ideas to film clearly points to Dalí's overly ambitious concepts and industry-oblivious mindset, both of which accounted for many unrealized creations. Paired with Matthew Gale's Dalí & Film(published to coincide with the 2007-08 Tate Modern exhibition of the same name), King's edition is recommended for all libraries as an introduction to Dalí's fascinating cinematic excursions.