06/24/2013 09:10 am ET

'Dreams That Money Can Buy': This Surrealist Film Is Amazing (VIDEO)

Once upon a time in 1947 a quintet of uber-famous artists got together to make a film. The result was "Dreams That Money Can Buy," the trippy tale of a telepathic man named Joe who examines strangers' minds for a small fee.

Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, Alexander Calder, Fernand Léger and Hans Richter all took part in creating this mind-altering project. Thankfully, the hour-long film is available on YouTube, where you can watch the protagonist pick apart the unconsciousness of bankers and businessmen, set to the visuals of some very famous artistes.

What do you think? Could today's filmmakers learn a thing or two from the Surrealists?

[h/t Open Culture]