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Judy



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2005 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Cameos Are Not Enough: Show More Gratuitous Food"

Interesting article in the New York Times about food in movies.

Many of the movies we have discussed in this thread are mentioned in the article.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2005 11:06 pm    Post subject: foodies movies Reply with quote

How peculiar that the one and only " La grande Bouffe" was mentioned only once, and on page 3!! Maybe because it's not a "nice " movie. Ironic, cynical,sarcastic,- the ultimate satire on human condition. I loved it, I saw it about 25-30 year ago, I would like to re-see it.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

for an exotic touch , "woman on top " , "Spanglish " also has some great food scenes . a little known movies called "American Cuisine" about a young american cook in the army who moves to a little village in france to be an apprentice in a fabulous restaurant with a cooky but brilliant chef played by Eddy Mitchell .
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another movie with a great food angle is My Big Fat Greek Wedding. The movie opens in a restaurant and Toula, the female lead, spends much of the movie’s beginning trying to get out of the family business. There is a lot of eating and lots of eating with family. My favorite scene is the Portokalos family hosting an engagement party for Toula and her American fiancé, Ian, complete with a lamb on a spit on the front lawn. Much hilarity ensues when Ian and his quiet, conservative parents show up for the party. This is a very funny movie and my Greek-American friends say that it is not too far off the mark.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also loved Chocolat and Big Night. Not really a foodie movie, but Bend it like Beckham on DVD has an extra feature where the director demonstrates how to make an Indian dish refered to in the movie. It's so funny, she is in this kitchen with her elderly mother and aunt watching while she attempts to cook the meal. The entire time they are critiquing her methods and telling her what she is doing wrong!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2005 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought Chocolate was only average. But, then that's the guy in me and this was a girl movie.

Just watched Kinsey last night. Pretty interesting film. Also, there are by my count, eight dinner scenes. Even one with rhubarb pie.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2005 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sarape I'm about to chop some oh so fresh rhubarb ..two bunches..I bought from Flemington Markets...love that gentle rosey colour they go.

As for Chocolate the Movie ~ I can remember seeing the book on a shelf in KMart..and thought "Oh, a book titled "Chocolate"! Gotta get that!!!" Enjoyed the read and when I hear a film was being made...great news...

Came across a Vanity Fair mag with a article about the film...rushed to buy...who will play so and so and who will play so and so.....opened to a series of fabulous photos....Judi Dench etc...the Depp Man...hang on a minute ...where's the priest? Chocoalte sans priest?....a MAYORRRRRRRRRRRR instead...oh come on me thought...ya gotta be kidding me....

so from the start it wasn't really Chocoate for me...at least not my Chocoate....I wonder what pressure was put on ....to change from priest to mayor...it never really worked for me...that mayor thing...and it worked soooooooooo well in the book.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just started watching some of the Agatha Christie TV series from the BBC. Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot.

Poirot is a gourmet who has a well-stocked kitchen in his flat and often prepares meals for his assistent during the shows. They also dine in restaurants and food is the subject of many conversations between Poirot and his colleague. The series is set in 1930s England and there are many art deco props and buildings.

The series is fascinating on its own; the references to food and cooking is desert. Recommended all around.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fried green tomatoes at Whistle Stop Café...

Speaking of this, I hear rumours about the wonderful book Kitchen confidential being filmed (or is it a TV series?)in the U.S. You´re lucky over there! I think I will have to just re-read the book....
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 10:40 pm    Post subject: Kitchen Confidential Reply with quote

You're lucky you don't have access to the short-lived television show that takes little more than its title for the half-hour (read 22 minutes with commercials) situation comedy starring a handsome blond young thing whose character is named Jack Bourdain. The format was bad. Decisions to hunk up the show were bad. It ran three times and did not draw sufficient numbers of viewers to continue airing the show once its network finishes broadcasting baseball games in its former time slot.

At least Tony Bourdain got his money.

There is a Hollywood movie called WAITING that is about to be released, a comedy starring another young blond male hunk (well, cute) set in the restaurant world. Not quite BIG NIGHT or CHOCOLAT.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nobody talk about a great movie Facing Windows (La Finestra di fronte), when the old man shows a great table full of big cakes and pies to the lead actress. At the end of the movie it should be all the recipes Wink Loved the movie
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 4:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My favorite foodie movie will always be Willy Wonka and the Chcoalte Factory. My love of candy and chocolate has not changed since I was a little girl.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 4:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

and bainst, have you seen "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"? Mr Depp (aka David Wink ) working his magic yet again...chocolate~well all I can do is bow down before you really!

every glass in the house is raised to the wonder of chocolate..and the joy it has brought me Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 9:00 am    Post subject: Re: Kitchen Confidential Reply with quote

Kitchen confidential a sit com? I think the book is everything but "sit com-ish"! Sounds horrible...
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

speaking of Mr Bourdain...may I share a story? He spoke at a Sydney Writers' Festival...and I asked him what he'd pick for his final meal...naughty moi can't remember the complete answer..however I think, from memory, he mentioned Guinness. His talk was most enjoyable..my son, a chef, accompanied me and I think his mother was toooooooo keen by half for him to ask his question..."You have to really let the microphone people know you want to ask a question!" That was toooooooo much for him..too much mother pressure...however, by fluke, we just happened to be alongside THE MAN as all made their way out of the room...so instead of asking his question, Andy was able to have a wee chat...fun day...as are all the Writers' Festival days...

as for a sit-com....am almost shuddering at the thought...was there talk at one stage of a film..with the Mr Brad Pitt as Mr Bourdain...I think you need someone edgy...not pretty boy...perhaps Sean Bean..in fact I think that's it! now let's get this film on its way...

How about chocolateandzucchini productions..specialising in filmic things foodish and wineish...there must be a zillionaire lurking about... Wink lurk no more...
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