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Oscar query: 3 faves

Mr Grub Mar 26, 2002 02:15 PM

What are your 3 favorite movies in which food plays a leading role?
For the Grubman:
Eat Drink Man Woman
Mystic Pizza
La Grande Bouffe.

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    JaniceT Mar 28, 2002 04:55 PM

    The very sexy Tom Jones and I'm surprised no one's mentioned Soul Food. Yum!

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      David "Zeb" Cook Mar 28, 2002 08:11 AM

      One that nobody has mentioned --

      A Chinese Feast (A chinese cooking competition comedy)

      And two votes for:

      Big Night

      David "Zeb" Cook

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        woo! Mar 27, 2002 04:27 PM

        Big Night - You just can't beat it, WOW what great Italian food... don't you love the line "Do you know what happens in that place?!?! The RAPE of food!" - describing the "bad" but successful Italian place next door...

        Eat, Drink, Man, Woman - Just CAN'T beat the opening cooking sequence.

        301/302 - The woman loves to cook... but is a little off center to say the least...

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          Cannibal Carrie Mar 27, 2002 10:28 AM

          Yeah, I know there are more than three, but when it comes to eating people, it is so hard to decide:

          Week End
          Rise and Fall of Idi Amin
          Redneck Zombies
          House of 1000 Corpses
          Grandpa's Fingers (a personal fav)
          Don't Go Near the Park
          The Cook, The Theif, His Wife, & Her Lover
          The Circus Queen Murder
          Cannibal Island
          Eating Raoul

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          1. re: Cannibal Carrie
            Persephone Mar 27, 2002 10:39 AM

            I think you might enjoy the ManBeef website - "the world's leading human meat distributor."

            Link: http://www.manbeef.com

            1. re: Persephone
              Mark Lee Mar 27, 2002 01:53 PM

              Man, that is one SCREWED-UP mind working there.... :)

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            mc michael Mar 27, 2002 10:03 AM

            There have been great selections on this thread. I'm surprised no one's mentioned "Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands."

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              Sharuf Mar 27, 2002 09:55 AM

              I notice no one has mentioned "Silence of the Lambs".

              .Sorry ...

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                Persephone Mar 27, 2002 08:07 AM

                * A Feast At Midnight - Delightful little movie, just love it.

                * Big Night - I start to crave Italian food just thinking about it.

                * Eating Raoul - I can't help it, it seemed so outrageous when I first saw it as a sheltered midwestern teen and it quickly became a favorite among my little circle of misfits, and therefore maintains a place in my heart.

                Honorable mention to Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory for favorite movie with candy in a starring role.

                I hang my head in shame that I have not seen Tampopo, apparently I must do that soon.

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                  galleygirl Mar 26, 2002 09:34 PM

                  Another vote for "Like Water for Chocolate"...(food and passion, what else matters?)

                  "Big Night" made me walk a mile, INTO THE WIND, on a cold, winter nite, because I had to have Italian food IMMEDIATELY after I saw it!

                  And "Mystic Pizza", because, hey, it's pizza!!

                  But I'm gonnah go rent "Tampopo" again tomorrow, just to check!

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                    Aaron D Mar 26, 2002 05:57 PM

                    Does 'Delicatessen' count?

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                      susan blair Mar 26, 2002 04:24 PM

                      My vote goes to Scarlett O'Hara
                      "As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again".

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                      1. re: susan blair
                        galleygirl Mar 26, 2002 09:28 PM

                        "As God is my witness, I'll never eat chain-food again!!"

                        "Scarlett, stop cleaning your plate, I'm sure there's more dessert!!"

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                        eclair Mar 26, 2002 04:10 PM

                        God of Cookery
                        Like Water for Chocolate

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                        1. re: eclair
                          galleygirl Mar 26, 2002 09:30 PM

                          Oooh, I had forgotten "Like Water for Chocolate"! The true fusion of food and passion!

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                          yumyum Mar 26, 2002 03:48 PM

                          Just one -- Tampopo.

                          Liked Big Night, and Babette's, but this is the ultimate.

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                            gordon wing Mar 26, 2002 05:22 PM

                            A second vote for Tampopo....a fabulous movie! Who's Killing the Great Chefs of Europe was a lot of fun and Eat, Drink -Man, Woman round out my list.

                            1. re: yumyum
                              Sharuf Mar 26, 2002 06:05 PM

                              Tampopo had plenty of heart and lots of goofy humor. What more does a movie need to be memorable?

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                              Daniel C Mar 26, 2002 03:15 PM

                              Babette's Feast
                              The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover

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                                Allie D'Augustine Mar 26, 2002 09:15 PM

                                The only problem with The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover is that it makes you LOSE your appetite!

                                --Allie, tired after finishing a 20-pager on Greenaway today

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                                  Daniel C Mar 27, 2002 08:06 PM

                                  Yeah, but the food (at least up until the last "meal") looks glorious.

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                                Dena Mar 26, 2002 02:29 PM

                                Babette's Feast
                                Big Night
                                The Wedding Banquet

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                                1. re: Dena
                                  ruth arcone Mar 26, 2002 04:45 PM

                                  Eat, Drink, Man, Woman
                                  Like Water for Chocolate
                                  Tom Jones

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