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Tate to feature Disney Dali film
Salvador Dali, 1959
Dali's heroes included Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton
An unfinished short Salvador Dali hoped to make with Walt Disney will form part of a Tate Modern exhibition about the Spanish artist's fascination with film.

Dali worked on Destino for more than nine months between 1945 and 1946, but money ran out before it was completed.

The six-minute film was eventually made in 2003 by Disney's nephew Roy and was nominated for an Academy Award.

The short will feature in Dali & Film, running at the Tate Modern gallery in London from 1 June to 9 September.

Destino - which features several of Dali's famous surrealist images - has screened in the US, France and Australia but has yet to be seen in the UK.

Dream sequence

Dali's love of cinema led him to make two short films with fellow Spaniard Luis Bunuel, Un Chien Andalou and L'Age d'Or.

Both will be screened at the exhibition, alongside the surreal dream sequence Dali created for Alfred Hitchcock's 1945 thriller Spellbound.

The show - organised in conjunction with the Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation in the painter's home town in Figueres - will also include more than 100 manuscripts, photographs and drawings.

Besides his handlebar moustache, Dali is best known for his "hand-painted dream photographs" whose images of melting clocks, elephants on stilts and human chests of drawers have become world-famous.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, actor Al Pacino is to play the flamboyant artist in a film biopic focusing on his later life.


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