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rebecca



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2005 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Speaking of aliens, there's that dinner scene in Alien. Well, maybe that's not such a good example. Wink

The black and white question is a hard one, Sarape. I can't think of any old classics that focus on good eating and food! There has to be one out there...
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2005 7:02 pm    Post subject: foodie movies Reply with quote

I agree with the comments regarding Big Night, Mostly Martha and the God Father, they are wonderful movies to arouse your cooking aroma.

I believe that the cooking scenes (especially the opening scene) in Tortilla soup needs to be added to that list (I was surprised that no one else commented on it)

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2005 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm surprised no one mentioned Vatel!
http://movies.yahoo.com/shop?d=hp&cf=prev&id=1808406429&intl=us
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2005 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://yumfood.net/articles/screencuisine/screencuisine-1.html
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 3:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Swiss Chef - Vatel has not been through New Zealand yet so I look forward to when it does.

Cigalechanta - you clever, clever girl. Thank you for such a wonderful site.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, earlier someone asked about Black and White food movies? I think Christmas in Connecticut with Barbara Stanwyck would fit in there. It's about a famous food writer in the Martha Stewart vein who actually can't cook a lick, who has to prepare a traditional Christmas for a returning GI. It's been ages since I've seen it, but I remember liking it.

Also in the inept cook category is Pieces of April, about a girl trying to cook Thanksgiving dinner for her estranged family when she discovers her stove is broken, and she asks the various neighbors in her apartment building for help.

Hehe... my netflix list is growing and growing thanks to ya'll.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

zingor wrote:
...Christmas in Connecticut with Barbara Stanwyck would fit in there. It's about a famous food writer in the Martha Stewart vein who actually can't cook a lick, who has to prepare a traditional Christmas for a returning GI. It's been ages since I've seen it, but I remember liking it.


Oh yeah, good choice. I've seen it. At the time, I wasn't much interested in cooking. But I found the movie enjoyable. I'll have to see it again. I remember the old man at the inn she visits who is actually a fine cook. And I recall that he teaches her to cook or he does the cooking and she watches. Anyway, thanks for remembering a very fine cooking film.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2005 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been told the new movie Sideways will apeal to foodies. It is set in the California wine country. Has anyone seen it yet?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have. It's a great movie to see if you are a wine buff (or aspiring to be one) because it explains the differences between grapes. There are only one or two dining scenes, however.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Barbara wrote:
Swiss Chef - Vatel has not been through New Zealand yet so I look forward to when it does.



Really? It has been out in Europe for several years!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 2:12 am    Post subject: Vatel Reply with quote

European movies make it to New Zealand usually for our Foreign Film Festival held in July each year. If they make a good impression they will return for a season following the festival.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 9:42 pm    Post subject: i know it's kind of disturbing, but Reply with quote

La Grande Bouffe, anyone? If any movie ever contained a lot of eating, it would be this one, surely?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen Merrim , "The thief the wife, the chef."
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sideways is a great movie - one of the year's best so far. Not much about food in it, but I did learn a bit about wine.

Another recent movie that has THE BEST opening credits I've ever seen is 'Napoleon Dynamite'. Actors' names are featured with a food, eg hamburger, which they then eat during the movie. The food wouldn't appeal to les gourmandes amongst us, but I thought it was a very innovative piece of filmmaking. Good movie too.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw Sideways today. Despite despising the main character early in the movie I enjoyed the movie and understood the guy ( and liked him a little) by the end of the movie. The shot of the ribs - they looked pretty good I must say.
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