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lagatta
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posted 26 July 2005 04:59 PM      Profile for lagatta     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
After the foodie song thread, could a foodie film fiesta be long to come? Do any babblers remember "La Grande Bouffe", a French-Italian co-production in which a group of bored bourgeois decide to eat and drink themselves to death ... but the foodie spreads were indeed to die for!

Here are a few more links on foodie films. It seems there was indeed a foodie film festival in London, but I don't think it is being held any more .

http://www.londonfoodfilmfiesta.co.uk/FILMMA~1/Foodfi~1.htm
http://www.wsu.edu/~delahoyd/food/films.html
http://www.sallys-place.com/food/newsroom/food-films.htm

Perhaps some of our lovely foodie friends of South Asian descent could fill us in on foodie film content from that part of the world? I know quite a few foodie East Asian films, but am unfamiliar with South Asian foodie extravaganzas.


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skdadl
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posted 26 July 2005 05:07 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Ooh. I've never seen La Grande Bouffe, although I would love to. Maybe shall search for old VCR on eBay.

My favourite foodie films or moments in films:

Babette's Feast, with my idol, Stephane Audran. Oh, God, please: in my next life, may I be Stephane Audran? Charming movie all the way through, and I am not normally cheerful to see wee birds and other animals treated that way.

The chicken-eating scene in Tom Jones (1963), Albert Finney and Diane Cilento, who was, at the time, married to Sean Connery. Oh, God, please: in my next life, may I be Diane Cilento?


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Stephen Gordon
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posted 26 July 2005 05:13 PM      Profile for Stephen Gordon        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I remember seeing Tampopo during the Toronto Film Festival (or whatever what it was being called then - The Festival of Festivals?). Everyone left the cinema with only one thing on their minds: I want noodles, and I want them NOW!.
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Contrarian
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posted 26 July 2005 05:17 PM      Profile for Contrarian     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I just had noodles for lunch. Yeah, I liked Tampopo. Didn't it have that gangster who kept saying all sorts of romantic things about food to his girlfriend?
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skdadl
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posted 26 July 2005 05:21 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Little food actually gets et, but I should have put this first:

My Dinner with Andre (1981), Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory, directed by Louis Malle.

Only minutes into this play/movie, it hit me what Malle was doing -- it is an updated version of Diderot's wonderful dialogue Le Neveu de Rameau, and it is so beautifully done.

You think that it is going to be boring: two guys go out to dinner and ... talk. One of them talks a lot. How will you be able to stand it?

But you do. The camera work is brilliant; you start off feeling irritated, but then you get drawn in; you argue -- it's just like having dinner!

I love that movie.


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periyar
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posted 26 July 2005 05:52 PM      Profile for periyar   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I can't think of any south asian food centred films. Two that come to mind though are big night and like water for chocolate.

big night


like water for chocolate


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Suzette
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posted 26 July 2005 07:50 PM      Profile for Suzette     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Contrarian:
I just had noodles for lunch. Yeah, I liked Tampopo. Didn't it have that gangster who kept saying all sorts of romantic things about food to his girlfriend?
Ooh, that's right, there's that sensual scene on the beach where one of them eats an oyster out of the other's hand. Mmmmm.... (Having a BWAGA moment, don't mind me.)

Ang Lee has done a couple of lovely films that have food as a central theme: The Wedding Banquet and Eat Drink Man Woman. Both wonderful movies that made me ashamed to be such a slob in the kitchen. And they made me hungry too, of course.


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skdadl
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posted 27 July 2005 12:24 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
There's that classic scene in The Apartment (1960) where Jack Lemmon shows Shirley MacLaine how to drain spaghetti -- through a tennis racquet.

That really did become a bit of an iconic manoeuvre. I'm sure all kinds of people have tried it.

Wonderfully intelligent movie. Americans used to make some.


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Mr. Magoo
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posted 27 July 2005 12:39 PM      Profile for Mr. Magoo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Didn't Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider find a creative use for butter in Last Tango?
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al-Qa'bong
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posted 27 July 2005 02:27 PM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Eating Raoul and [burp; edit] The Cook, the Thief, his Wife and her Lover

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