Pascal Lamorisse in fantasy short film The Red Balloon (1956, dir. Albert Lamorisse)
What’s really causing your nightmares: Dream of a Rarebit Fiend (1906, dir. Edwin S. Porter) Full film online here.
Un Chien Andalou (1929, dir. Luis Buñuel)
“The simplest surrealist act consists in going into the street with revolvers in your fist and shooting blindly into the crowd as much as possible. Anyone who has never felt the desire to deal thus with the current wretched principle of humiliation and stultification clearly belongs in this crowd himself with his belly at bullet height.”
-André Breton, Second Manifesto of Surrealism (1929)
The Motorist (1906, R.W. Paul) (via), a silent comedy short about a couple who exceed the speed limit and fly off the face of the Earth into outer space whilst fleeing the police. Motoring through the solar system, their car touches down on the sun and goes for a spin around Saturn’s rings.
The Cage, a 1947 short directed by beat poet/filmmaker Sidney Peterson, follows the adventures of an escaped eyeball as it rolls through the streets of San Francisco.