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
La Grande Bouffe.
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!
* 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.
There have been great selections on this thread. I'm surprised no one's mentioned "Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands."
Yeah, I know there are more than three, but when it comes to eating people, it is so hard to decide:
Rise and Fall of Idi Amin
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
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...
One that nobody has mentioned --
A Chinese Feast (A chinese cooking competition comedy)
And two votes for:
David "Zeb" Cook