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Favorite Food Movies - 21/4/2013 12:15:37 AM   
steverayg

 

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They say you eat with your eyes, and for some movies that is truer than most. There are some great food movies out there, such as Babette's Feast and Eat Drink Man Woman, that just celebrate the complete food experience and make the term “food porn” sound positive.

My favorite food movie is Big Night, with Stanley Tucci and Tony Shalhoub. It could be classified as a drama but it has wonderfully comedic moments and a strong heart at its core. The movie centers around two brothers who own “The Paradise,” a failing Italian restaurant. One brother, Primo (Shalhoub), is a perfectionist chef who despises the “bastardization” of Italian food and creates authentic, Italian cuisine. His brother, Secondo (Tucci), is the manager and promoter of a restaurant that is sinking more and more by the day.

In a last-ditch effort to save their business, the two put together a “Big Night” of Italian cuisine extravagance to impress an influential singer and make their reputation. The last meal of the movie is a sight to behold, and what I consider the finest food scene ever filmed.

The movie has inspired restaurants to show the film and have “theme nights,” but I have a hard time imagining their menus can touch the films. This is a serious MUST SEE for any foodie!!!

What do YOU consider the best food movie in the cinema buffet?


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RE: Favorite Food Movies - 21/4/2013 1:21:51 AM   
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I haven't seen Big Night but it sounds like it's worth tracking down.
Babette's Feast is a fantastic film and Chocolat is also memorable but my favourite Food flick is the Japanese comedy Tampopo which is full of wonderful food and wonderful characters.
It tells the tale of a small, not so good Ramen shop and it's owner who is helped to turn her fortunes and her Ramen making skills around by a couple of competing suitors and various unlikely ramen experts.
There's also a side story about an ill-fated, food obsessed Yakuza (Yakusho Koji) that almost steals the show. There's another great scene with a class of young ladies learning how to eat pasta properly, if you've ever heard a Japanese person eat Ramen noodles you'll know how the lesson ends, not according to plan. Every scene in this movie is lovingly dedicated to food except for a fight scene that I think might be an homage to John Wayne and Westerns in general. The film is directed by Itami Jozu and stars his wife, the very lovable Nobuko Miyamoto ( A Taxing Woman ).
Well worth a look.

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RE: Favorite Food Movies - 27/4/2013 4:25:34 PM   
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What would you rather eat.

An mooby burger or a big kahuna?.....

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RE: Favorite Food Movies - 27/4/2013 10:36:53 PM   
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Um... Little Otik? Seemed to have a lot of eating involved

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RE: Favorite Food Movies - 5/5/2013 11:23:39 PM   
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I would rather have a Big Kahuna burger. It looks delicious and if Jules is there, I would hate to offend!


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RE: Favorite Food Movies - 5/5/2013 11:42:21 PM   
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Ratatouille makes me want to get into the kitchen and cook the moment it starts

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RE: Favorite Food Movies - 6/5/2013 2:59:15 PM   
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RE: Favorite Food Movies - 7/5/2013 10:52:12 PM   
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How do you make a starving African child's life worse? You show them Ratatouille.

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RE: Favorite Food Movies - 8/5/2013 3:16:19 PM   
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Silence of the lambs and Hannibal!

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RE: Favorite Food Movies - 8/5/2013 4:10:57 PM   
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RE: Favorite Food Movies - 8/5/2013 4:24:20 PM   
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quote:

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The Human Centipede.

i've still not seen that movie!

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RE: Favorite Food Movies - 8/5/2013 4:58:39 PM   
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Apart from being a great film, when he serves his rival up with the words "eat his cock, you know where it's been" or words to that effect (I haven't seen it in a decade or more)

Salo: 120 Days of Sodom. Bet you can't watch the Circle of Shit scene without feeling a tad hungry.

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RE: Favorite Food Movies - 8/5/2013 5:14:47 PM   
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Am I the only one who gets a little hungry watching The Thing?

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