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Mongolian impressions


My phone line problem still hasn’t been resolved but I am able to get online again for longer than two minutes at a time…for now. Posting may remain sporadic for the next few days.

This is the third time I’ve written about Impressions de la Haute Mongolie, a 50-minute film made by José Montes-Baquer in the mid-70s in which Salvador Dalí is our guide on a phantasmic journey through micrographic landscapes. Dalí’s narration covers such diverse subject matter as Raymond Roussel, giant hallucinogenic mushrooms, Outer Mongolia and Adolf Hitler. The film turned up at Ubuweb a few years ago but without English subtitles. (A document with an English translation was added later.) Now YouTube user DrewBadly has added the English translation to a copy of the film he’s posted on his YT channel. It’s essential viewing for Dalí enthusiasts.

Related: A Movable Feast, Raymond Roussel’s extravagant, hermetic universe.

Previously on { feuilleton }
Hello Dali!
Dalí and the City
Dalí’s Elephant
Dalí in Wonderland
Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Dune
Dirty Dalí
Impressions de la Haute Mongolie revisited
Dalí and Film
Salvador Dalí’s apocalyptic happening
Dalí Atomicus
Impressions de la Haute Mongolie



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3 comments or trackbacks

  1. #1 posted by Andy Lee


    It’s great being able to enjoy it again. Is it just me or does the voice in your head read the subtitles in Dali’s English with his tubular vowels?

    Shame I had to cut it into chunks, youtube has a 15minute limit. I still have the full thing, I can upload it somewhere if anyone wants a copy.


  2. #2 posted by pe-jota


    You have a special love affair with Salvador Dalí, jejejeje
    I like his paintings, but his public overacting was unbearable .

  3. #3 posted by Thombeau


    Just in the nick of time! Feuilleton withdrawal is not a pretty thing.






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