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salindgren

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Food in films Mon, 02/4/08 7:27 PM (permalink)
I know, MAYBE this belongs in "Off Topic", but it is about FOOD, after all, not guns and stuff like that. Not that I have a thing at all against guns.
Now, what are your favorite scenes featuring food in the movies?

Here I go:

"The Loved One" The scene where Rod Steiger is feeding his Mom a roast piglet is incredible.
"Tampopo" Many fantastic scenes of everything from scrambled eggs being cooked, to ramen.
"Big Night" I've only seen it once, I know a lot of folks like it.
"Dirty Harry" The hot dog scene.
"Hickey & Boggs" The hot dog scene at Pink's.
"2001" Not exciting food, but kind of fun to see people actually eating in a sci-fi pic, as in "Alien" (near the beginning).
"Tom Jones" I THINK I am right about this: There's a scene where a couple are ripping apart lamb's legs and eyeing each other over what they are gonna have fun doing later. Right?
"A Clockwork Orange" I like the scene where Alex is eating the spaghetti in the bathrobe, and of course the closer, with him being fed in the hospital bed.

That's all I can think of now.

-Scott Lindgren
 
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    ann peeples

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    RE: Food in films Mon, 02/4/08 8:12 PM (permalink)
    Godfather 2-making sauce with pork, beef and sausage.
     
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      mayor al

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      RE: Food in films Mon, 02/4/08 8:17 PM (permalink)
      Dinner out in "FlashDance"
      Lunch and Food Fight in "Animal House"
      Refrigerator Scene in "9 1/2 Weeks" (and the Parodies of that scene in other movies)
       
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        ann peeples

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        RE: Food in films Mon, 02/4/08 8:36 PM (permalink)
        Al-who could forget 9 1/2 weeks???
         
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          FutileGourmet

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          RE: Food in films Tue, 02/5/08 2:59 PM (permalink)
          Jaws – Matt Hooper has invited himself over to the Brody’s residence and begins eating Martin’s untouched dinner. “Is anybody eating this?”

          Rock-n-Roll High School – After the concert, three of the Ramones are scarfing down their favorite food, pizza. Meanwhile the band’s manager is force feeding poor Joey Ramone wheat germ. Additional giggles to Riff Randall who keeps a slice as a souvenir.

          Monty Python’s Meaning of Life – “Finally, monsieur. A wafer thin mint.” ‘Nuff said.

          The Blues Brothers – Jake and Elwood invade the restaurant where Mr. Fabulous is working as maitre d, only to fling enormous shrimp into each other’s mouths, and nibble off of neighboring tables.

          Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom – The whole dinner scene in the Royal Palace.

          Goodfellas – Tommy takes Henry and Jimmy to his mother’s house late at night. She fixes them dinner at some ungodly hour. (There are numerous food scenes in this one that are pretty good.)

          The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! – Lt. Frank Drebin produces a carton of Chinese food from his refrigerator. Jane makes a comment about Wong Foo’s closing down several years prior. Frank inhales the box deeply and nearly passes out.

          Uncle Buck – When Buck is making birthday breakfast for the Macaulay Culkin character. The ENORMOUS pancake scene is classic. “You should’ve seen the toast!”

          John Hurt + Food + The first Alien film = ‘Nuff said again.
           
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            porkbeaks

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            RE: Food in films Tue, 02/5/08 3:38 PM (permalink)
            quote:
            Originally posted by salindgren

            I know, MAYBE this belongs in "Off Topic", but it is about FOOD, after all, not guns and stuff like that. Not that I have a thing at all against guns.
            Now, what are your favorite scenes featuring food in the movies?

            Here I go:


            "Tom Jones" I THINK I am right about this: There's a scene where a couple are ripping apart lamb's legs and eyeing each other over what they are gonna have fun doing later. Right?
            -Scott Lindgren


            You are very right about[url='http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5142204560921190187&q=tom+jones+food+scene&total=1&start=0&num=20&so=0&type=search&plindex=0']this[/url]! One of my favorites! pb
             
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              sudie

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              RE: Food in films Tue, 02/5/08 4:05 PM (permalink)
              Eating Raoul and Sweeney Todd
               
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                SassyGritsAL

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                RE: Food in films Tue, 02/5/08 4:10 PM (permalink)
                Who can forget that famous line from "When Harry Met Sally" - "I'll have what she's having!"
                 
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                  leethebard

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                  RE: Food in films Tue, 02/5/08 4:24 PM (permalink)
                  The Pizza in Mystic Pizza looked so great. Boy was the pizza a disappointment when We ate at the real place!!!
                   
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                    salindgren

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                    RE: Food in films Tue, 02/5/08 11:31 PM (permalink)
                    To FutileGourmet: Yes, but the scene I like in "Uncle Buck" is where John Candy thinks he's being nice by making eggs for the kids. The kids are mortified when they discover that "He put ONION in them!!" Ha.
                    -SL
                     
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                      njkim

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                      RE: Food in films Wed, 02/6/08 12:08 AM (permalink)
                      I loved the scene in Goodfellas with the making the sauce (or gravy as some call it) in the prison, with explaining how you have to sliver the garlic to make the best.

                      Big Night is another favorite. I had never walked out of a theater hungry till I saw that movie.

                      And 9 1/2 Weeks is just the epitome of food tasting to me.
                      Kim
                       
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                        Bushie

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                        RE: Food in films Wed, 02/6/08 1:07 AM (permalink)
                        quote:
                        Originally posted by annpeeples

                        Godfather 2-making sauce with pork, beef and sausage.


                        Wasn't that in the first movie?? It was when they were "going to the mats". Kay called Mike and was trying to get him to say he loved her. The big guy (Clemenza???) was making sauce, and he made fun of Mikey for not saying, "I love you with all my heart..." After the call, he showed Mikey how to make the sauce.

                        I may be mixed up, but that's what I remember.
                         
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                          njkim

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                          RE: Food in films Wed, 02/6/08 1:10 AM (permalink)
                          I forgot one - the movie Diner. While it wasn't about food, more about relationships and life, it had many scenes in the diner and started my love of fries and brown gravy.
                          Kim
                           
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                            trolasater

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                            RE: Food in films Wed, 02/6/08 1:11 AM (permalink)
                            How about the hard boiled egg eating bet in Cool Hand Luke, the bean scene in Blazing Saddles and Jake and Elwood ordering several fried chickens and a loaf of white bread, toasted from Aretha Franklin in the Blues Brothers? Don't forget the hit man sausage in Kansas City Prime,the maggot ridden meat in Battleship Potemkin and the diner scene in Five Easy Pieces (Jack Nicholson's - "...I want toast instead of a biscuit...no substitutions...").
                             
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                              douginvirginia

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                              RE: Food in films Wed, 02/6/08 8:24 AM (permalink)
                              Big Night
                              Babette's Feast
                              Diner
                               
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                                mar52

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                                RE: Food in films Wed, 02/6/08 11:24 AM (permalink)
                                Animal House -- hamburger

                                Goodbye Columbux -- buffet

                                I think it was a tuna sandwich in Five Easy Pieces
                                 
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                                  porkbeaks

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                                  RE: Food in films Wed, 02/6/08 12:44 PM (permalink)
                                  quote:
                                  Originally posted by mar52

                                  ...........I think it was a tuna sandwich in Five Easy Pieces


                                  Nope. Chicken salad. Check[url='http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1510008571797706321&q=five+easy+pieces&total=175&start=0&num=20&so=0&type=search&plindex=0']here[/url].
                                   
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                                    enginecapt

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                                    RE: Food in films Wed, 02/6/08 12:54 PM (permalink)
                                    Lots of snacking and noshing in Fargo.

                                    Let's not forget My Dinner With Andre, although I'd like to.

                                    Although the meat in Silence of the Lambs wouldn't be my first choice, it was memorable and in your face because of what it was.
                                     
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                                      Nancypalooza

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                                      RE: Food in films Wed, 02/6/08 2:45 PM (permalink)
                                      All of the family dinner scenes in 'Eat Drink Man Woman,' although the food was almost a character in that movie.
                                       
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                                        ardee

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                                        RE: Food in films Wed, 02/6/08 9:10 PM (permalink)
                                        I am surprised that no one mentioned "Fried Green Tomatoes".
                                         
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                                          Donna Douglass

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                                          RE: Food in films Wed, 02/6/08 9:43 PM (permalink)
                                          Or Like Water for Chocolate, about food and love

                                          Tortilla Soup

                                          Ratatouille (sp)?

                                          I'm sure there are many others which I've not seen nor even heard of, but these are three that are high on my list of favorites.

                                          Donna

                                           
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                                            salindgren

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                                            RE: Food in films Wed, 02/6/08 10:33 PM (permalink)
                                            Oh, it's always gratifying to cook up a topic that gets more than tepid responses. Oui? trolasater, like me, reveals something regarding age. There are so many rich examples, it's impossible to recall them all. "Cool Hand Luke" is a good one. Here's another category: WW2 prison camp pix. To wit:
                                            "Stalag 17" William Holden and his fried eggs.
                                            "King Rat" George Segal feeding rats to his superiors.
                                            I don't doubt that there are others out there. I pretty much don't watch anything made after about 1975, so there are lots of things I don't know about. BUT! Let's not forget all the insane cookery in the 3 Stooges shows, and the pie fights. Oh, and what about all the Warner Bros toons where various adversaries have Bugs et al in a huge black pot while they slice up carrots! Ha!
                                            -Scott Lindgren
                                             
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                                              Scarlett

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                                              RE: Food in films Wed, 02/6/08 11:18 PM (permalink)
                                              All of the food scenes in WHAT'S EATING GILBERT GRAPE
                                              BIG NIGHT
                                               
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                                                ann peeples

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                                                RE: Food in films Thu, 02/7/08 9:29 AM (permalink)
                                                You are right, Bushie.It was the 1st Godfather movie.
                                                 
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                                                  jettababs

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                                                  RE: Food in films Thu, 02/7/08 9:54 AM (permalink)
                                                  More the setting than the food, but several movies have been filmed at the Arcade Restaurant in Memphis. Off-hand, Mystery Train by Jim Jarmusch had some major scenes there, and there was a brief scene in Elizabethtown that mentioned the chili. I've never had the chili, but the burgers and pancakes with country ham are excellent. The menu lists some of the movies filmed there, but it seems to still be mostly a neighborhood restaurant.
                                                   
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                                                    rongmtek

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                                                    RE: Food in films Thu, 02/7/08 1:24 PM (permalink)
                                                    I'm surprised nobody mentioned one of the funniest "food movies" ever, FATSO (1980).
                                                    Dom deLuise is perfect (if a little sentimental for my taste) as the guy who compensates for loneliness with food. The always underrated Anne Bancroft (who wrote and directed) plays his worried sister, and steals the show.
                                                    And it has some of the best NY food ever in a movie; from pizza and Little Italy pastries to Chinese food and a kitchen-destroying food frenzy.
                                                    It is available on DVD (and NETFLIX has it).
                                                    I believe anyone with an interest in food will love it.
                                                    Ron
                                                    PS: I once came home from work to find my wife and a friend watching FATSO on cable; these 2 petite women had eaten almost every bit of food in the house.
                                                     
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                                                      JakerDog

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                                                      RE: Food in films Thu, 02/7/08 4:56 PM (permalink)
                                                      Diner
                                                      Big Night
                                                      Ratatouille
                                                      9 1/2 weeks
                                                       
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                                                        Ciaoman

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                                                        RE: Food in films Thu, 02/7/08 5:12 PM (permalink)
                                                        Anyone remember the scene in Godfather (the original) where the guys are sitting around the table waiting to learn where Michael's meeting is to be held (Louie's, in the Bronx..."Yeah, I know the place...it's perfect")? While they're waiting, they're eating Chinese takeout...I think the microphones were in their mouths, the chewing was so noisy. Makes me want to order some.
                                                         
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                                                          lostnthemail

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                                                          RE: Food in films Thu, 02/7/08 9:21 PM (permalink)
                                                          When Harry Met Sally - at the diner when she was proving women can fake it.

                                                          Oops, just so it was mentioned above.

                                                          How about the armadillo groom's cake in Steel Magnolias?
                                                           
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                                                            Vince Macek

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                                                            RE: Food in films Thu, 02/7/08 9:32 PM (permalink)
                                                            There's a few mealtime scenes in 2001: A Space Odyssey - the raw meat at the beginning looking like the best thing on the menu...
                                                             
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