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salindgren
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Food in films - Mon, 02/4/08 7:27 PM
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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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RE: Food in films - Mon, 02/4/08 8:12 PM
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Godfather 2-making sauce with pork, beef and sausage.

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RE: Food in films - Mon, 02/4/08 8:17 PM
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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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RE: Food in films - Mon, 02/4/08 8:36 PM
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Al-who could forget 9 1/2 weeks???

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RE: Food in films - Tue, 02/5/08 2:59 PM
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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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RE: Food in films - Tue, 02/5/08 3:38 PM
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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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RE: Food in films - Tue, 02/5/08 4:05 PM
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Eating Raoul and Sweeney Todd

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

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RE: Food in films - Tue, 02/5/08 4:24 PM
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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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RE: Food in films - Tue, 02/5/08 11:31 PM
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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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RE: Food in films - Wed, 02/6/08 12:08 AM
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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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RE: Food in films - Wed, 02/6/08 1:07 AM
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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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RE: Food in films - Wed, 02/6/08 1:10 AM
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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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RE: Food in films - Wed, 02/6/08 1:11 AM
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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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RE: Food in films - Wed, 02/6/08 8:24 AM
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Big Night
Babette's Feast
Diner

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

Goodbye Columbux -- buffet

I think it was a tuna sandwich in Five Easy Pieces

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RE: Food in films - Wed, 02/6/08 12:44 PM
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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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RE: Food in films - Wed, 02/6/08 12:54 PM
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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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RE: Food in films - Wed, 02/6/08 2:45 PM
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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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RE: Food in films - Wed, 02/6/08 9:10 PM
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I am surprised that no one mentioned "Fried Green Tomatoes".

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RE: Food in films - Wed, 02/6/08 9:43 PM
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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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RE: Food in films - Wed, 02/6/08 10:33 PM
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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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RE: Food in films - Wed, 02/6/08 11:18 PM
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All of the food scenes in WHAT'S EATING GILBERT GRAPE
BIG NIGHT

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

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RE: Food in films - Thu, 02/7/08 9:54 AM
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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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RE: Food in films - Thu, 02/7/08 1:24 PM
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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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RE: Food in films - Thu, 02/7/08 4:56 PM
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Diner
Big Night
Ratatouille
9 1/2 weeks

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RE: Food in films - Thu, 02/7/08 5:12 PM
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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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RE: Food in films - Thu, 02/7/08 9:21 PM
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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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RE: Food in films - Thu, 02/7/08 9:32 PM
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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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RE: Food in films - Thu, 02/7/08 10:08 PM
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Originally posted by lostnthemail

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?


That "diner" was Katz's deli. pb

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RE: Food in films - Thu, 02/7/08 10:47 PM
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After the mention of Like Water For Chocolate it reminded me of the Juliette Binoche/Johnny Depp film Chocolat... yum.

And French Kiss when the lactose intolerant Meg Ryan character eats the French cheeses on a train... and also her escapade with the dessert cart in the posh restaurant. Heehee.

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RE: Food in films - Fri, 02/8/08 12:59 AM
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Spanglish: How about the Keller sandwich Adam Sandler made? Yum, I love runny yolks.

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RE: Food in films - Fri, 02/8/08 3:10 AM
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The Sunshine Boys where Walter Matthau is being lectured by his nephew (cant think of the actors name) about all the nitrates in the dog and how bad they are.
Monte Walsh in the Skimpy's revenge scene.
Even though it was in black and white, I always wanted to taste Bob Crachet's punch and Mrs Crachet's plum pudding.

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RE: Food in films - Fri, 02/8/08 6:13 AM
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SUPER SIZE ME.
Made me hungry

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RE: Food in films - Fri, 02/8/08 6:20 AM
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The first ROCKY movie when he is training and drinks his eggs.

COOL HAND LUKE. 50 eggs.

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RE: Food in films - Fri, 02/8/08 7:40 AM
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"Thats a good fu**in' milkshake!!!" @ Jackrabbit Slims (Pulp Fiction)

"Mind if I take a bite of your Big Kahuna burger Brad?" (Pulp Fiction)

The scene in Goodfellas when they are slicing the garlic with the razor blade & you see the manicured nails during the closeup....classic scene.

"Sewer rat may taste like pumkin pie, dont you dont see me eating any of those filthy motherfu**ers" Pulp Fiction diner scene

In Starman when Jeff Bridges tases Dutch Apple Pie for the first time

"nobody, I mean nobody puts just ketchup on a hot dog" one of the Dirty Harry movies

Diner scene with the french fries in "The Hitcher"...still makes me look at my fries closely

Many more but I have to go to work......




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RE: Food in films - Fri, 02/8/08 9:59 AM
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I liked that sandwich too, spazz. That movie was kind of a hot mess though--some very good things and some very bad things.

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RE: Food in films - Fri, 02/8/08 10:58 AM
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Honorable Mentions:

Clue – Christopher Lloyd slurping his soup.

Galaxy Quest – When the 'crew members' are served their favorite meals by the aliens. Alan Rickman’s reaction is classic.

A Fish Called Wanda – Does Otto eating a vast majority of Ken’s fish count?

The Breakfast Club – The lunch scene with the students.

A Christmas Story – Christmas dinner in the Chinese restaurant.

Back to School – Thornton making the sandwich from all the hors d’oeuvres.

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RE: Food in films - Fri, 02/8/08 1:56 PM
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Did anyone see "Babette's Feast"?
Here's some info on this great movie (it won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 1988): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092603/
I highly recommend it for all the food scenes, and it made me cry.

I loved all the food references in "Fargo"-- Took the edge off all the violence and foul language!
Marge Gunderson: "Oh, I just think I'm gonna barf... Well, that passed. Now I'm hungry again."

"Raising Arizona", another Coen Brothers movie had a lot of food in it, too. Mr. D-L and I particularly like the scene where John Goodman's character, Gale Snoats, is eating a fried chicken leg and he tells H.I. McDunnough (Nicholas Cage), "You gotta use your head, H.I." as he touches his head with the chicken.

Some food scenes from "Annie Hall":

Alvy Singer: "Annie, there's a big lobster behind the refrigerator. I can't get it out. This thing's heavy. Maybe if I put a little dish of butter sauce here with a nutcracker, it will run out the other side."

The split screen of Annie's "WASP" family eating a holiday dinner and Alvy's Jewish family eating theirs. And Alvy and Annie's first date at a NY deli where Annie orders pastrami on white bread with mayonnaise, tomatoes, and lettuce.

Other movies I've seen and enjoyed have already been mentioned: Big Night, Diner, Goodfellas, and 2001 name a few where I particularly remember the food.

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RE: Food in films - Fri, 02/8/08 3:15 PM
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I saw a movie, a very funny movie about a very un-funny subject, called
"Bread and Chocolate". I think it was in the 80s. The hero is an Italian
waiter in a ritzy restaurant in Switzerland. He is treated terribly
but must endure to feed his family back home. If you can find it you will
laugh and cry and want to see it again. I remember the scene where he has
to peel an orange in one piece, it is epic. A great movie.

And then there was the baked bean dinner in Blazing Saddles--nothing epic
there, but a very funny movie by Mel Brooks, so how could it not be funny.


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RE: Food in films - Fri, 02/8/08 6:37 PM
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There's a great moment (among many) in A Hard Days Night where Ringo runs off on his own - as the group manager laments of his getting a taste of the high life, we cut to Ringo in a grim little pub facing down a stale sandwich. The barmaid grouses 'It was fresh this mornin'!'

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RE: Food in films - Thu, 04/12/12 4:34 PM
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Here's an interesting list of movies for foodies:
http://www.moveablefest.c...12/04/food-movies.html
I haven't seen many of these, just Ratatouille, Waitress and Big Night, all movies that I loved. 
I've been trying to get a hold of a copy of Tampopo forever. Sounds like a movie I would really like.

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RE: Food in films - Thu, 04/12/12 7:14 PM
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porkbeaks


[id="quote"]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/v...=search&plindex=0']this[/url]! One of my favorites! pb


Here you go:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tezjznL9NzM

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RE: Food in films - Thu, 04/12/12 7:27 PM
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SassyGritsAL


Who can forget that famous line from "When Harry Met Sally" - "I'll have what she's having!"


yes ...  yes ... YES ... YES!!! ...
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0OeM6UUAoI

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RE: Food in films - Thu, 04/12/12 7:37 PM
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porkbeaks


[id="quote"]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/v...=search&plindex=0']here[/url].


Here you go:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wtfNE4z6a8
<message edited by MetroplexJim on Thu, 04/12/12 7:39 PM>

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RE: Food in films - Sun, 04/15/12 1:48 AM
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Surprised no one mentioned "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"
One of the All-Time Classics. It was Spencer Tracy's last performance.

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RE: Food in films - Sun, 04/15/12 3:38 PM
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Great movies mentioned, here's some newer ones:
Enchanted April - the spaghetti scene
Bridget Jones' Diary - and her blue-stringed soup
Waitress - ....gonna make a pie
It's Complicated - Meryl Streep making chocolate croissants