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post #1 of 38
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Since we're sort of on that topic anyway, do tell about your favorite food theme movie. My fave is probably Tampopo (the Japanese noodle western). I must've seen it 4 times already.
post #2 of 38
I loved Tampopo, didn't think anyone else would have known this film.

Beside Tampopo, there is the classics Like Water For Chocolate, Fried Green Tomatoes or Chcolat. Almost all French films have food in it.

My favourite film, that is a hard question. I do recall a film set in a Italian restuaurant in NY. The preparation of a great feast for a guest that will never come. Great film, anyone recall the title? Today it's the one that pop in my head tommorow it might be a different one. And what about Le festin de Babette.....
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post #3 of 38
Don't know how I could have forgotten this, but CDS' post in "Really sick", reminded me: Silence of the Lambs! It was really bizaare for me because, as a cook, I can understand his passion for food. As a more or less normal person, though, it gave me a strange feeling to identify with Lector in any way!
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post #4 of 38
Is Tampopo the one we're the family was in search of the perfect noodle recipe for thier noodle house?
If it was that was my favorite but it's been a few years since I have seen it
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post #5 of 38
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Yeah, that was Tampopo. I liked the egg yolk scene.

Big Night I always wanted to see. My former roommate had a Big Night party one time, where she served all the foods from the movie. That was such a fun idea.
post #6 of 38
Water to chocolate
Great book and movie
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Are fried over easy?
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post #7 of 38
hMMMM Like Water for Chocolate, Big Night, Babettes Feast, Tampopo, I also really enjoyed Eat Drink Man Woman (is that the right title??)
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post #8 of 38
Yep shroomgirl, it's Eat Drink Man Woman... the first 5 minutes, watched closely, are a primer on basic Chinese culinary kitchen skills. At least to me.

I didn't like Fried Green Tomatoes much but it did have one of the best movie/food lines ever: "Secret's in the sauce."
post #9 of 38
Ok you two,You struck a nerve!!!!!!!
Remember what Rob Riners Mom said in that scene? "I'll have what she's having" Killer tomatoes!!Great sauce...Man, I better loosen the collar
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post #10 of 38
I remember them vividly.

Not killer tomatoes but
Harry met sally "slaw orgasim"
91/2 weeks in front of the fridge....great scene.
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post #11 of 38
Re: Big Night
Wasn't there supposed to be a companion cookbook? I've always been curious about that egg thingy that they made.
BTW, I remember, vividly, the strawberries in 9 1/2 weeks.
post #12 of 38
It's getting kinda steamy in here.
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post #13 of 38
And in the door way with the pouring rain in the backround!!! What was the topic again?
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post #14 of 38
Anyone remember La grande bouffe?
When I get a little money, I buy books. And if there is any left over, I buy food.

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post #15 of 38
I'm fresh out of Prozac!!Will Zanax do?
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post #16 of 38
Nope don't have a copy of 9 1/2 weeks haven't seen it in years....just have an exceptionally good memory for creative food ideas.

Haven't heard of Grand Buffe~ does it have another name? and who was in it.
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post #17 of 38
La Grande Bouffe (The Blow Out) 1973
Directed by Marco Ferreri


Marcello Mastroianni, Philippe Noiret, Ugo Tognazzi and Michel Piccoli star in this strange, depraved comedy which was a 1970's worldwide sensation. The four men--victims of their appetites--retire to a Parisian villa, where they fill their systems with an overload of carnal pleasures until they die in a blow-out of orgiastic over-indulgence.
When I get a little money, I buy books. And if there is any left over, I buy food.

- Desiderius Erasmus
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When I get a little money, I buy books. And if there is any left over, I buy food.

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post #18 of 38
Oh yeah you asked if we remembered the items
9 1/2 weeks, peppers, jello, whipped cream, ICE>>>lots of ice in many scenes.
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post #19 of 38
Dinner At Antoines (not exactly about food but it takes place in a restaurant)
Chef (the British TV show)
Oh yeah...the name of the guy in the Monty Python sketch is Mr Creosote (just a wafer thin mint?)
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post #20 of 38
My Dinner With André
When I get a little money, I buy books. And if there is any left over, I buy food.

- Desiderius Erasmus
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When I get a little money, I buy books. And if there is any left over, I buy food.

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post #21 of 38
Who can forget the eating scene in Tom Jones?? I can't eat a chicken leg without thinking of it....
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post #22 of 38
Great flix
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post #23 of 38
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I think that was "eat Drink Man Woman" from China.
post #24 of 38
Babettes feast was great but you are all forgetting hannibal and his nice bottle of chianti also seen those films with furry pie in them
post #25 of 38
The mirror has two faces.

It's not a "food movie", however I found the food scenes with Rose Morgan (Barbra Streisand) quite funny. She had a "system" not only for eating the food but for ordering it as well!

:p
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post #26 of 38
  • Big Night
  • Like Water for Chocolate

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post #27 of 38
I loved any and all food scenes in the Godfather movies. I also loved Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory. Going back...the mushroom??? that Alice ate in Alice In Wonderland totally fascinated me all of my life :) And the tea party with that insane Mad Hatter! Enough to give me nightmares forever!
Then there is the witch that fattens and eats children in the Hansel and Gretel story, as well as the wicked step-mother who forced the father to dump the kids in the woods. We can't forget the basket of goodies that Little Red Riding Hood was delivering to her grandmother's house. Food, food, everywhere...from the cradle to the grave :D What was YOUR favorite nightmare children's movie or story?
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post #28 of 38
Anyone watched Van Wilder...

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post #29 of 38
Here are a few that I have really enjoyed.

  • Mostly Martha (2001) (Bella Martha)
  • Vatel (2000)
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post #30 of 38
What was that one, "forget the money, get the cannolis?" That was Clemenza :)

I learned how to make spaghetti sauce from the godfather. Remember the scene where they're all bunkered down during the war? Once again Clemenza, this time teaching Michael how to make sauce. I love that movie!
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