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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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    Dena Mar 26, 2002 02:29 PM

    Babette's Feast
    Big Night
    The Wedding Banquet

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      ruth arcone Mar 26, 2002 04:45 PM

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

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      Daniel C Mar 26, 2002 03:15 PM

      Babette's Feast
      Tampopo
      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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        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.

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            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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            eclair Mar 26, 2002 04:10 PM

            301/302
            God of Cookery
            Like Water for Chocolate

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              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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              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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                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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                Aaron D Mar 26, 2002 05:57 PM

                Does 'Delicatessen' count?

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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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                    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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                      Sharuf Mar 27, 2002 09:55 AM

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

                      .Sorry ...

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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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                          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
                          Ravenous
                          Nobi
                          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
                          Delicatessen

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                            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

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                              Mark Lee Mar 27, 2002 01:53 PM

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

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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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                              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:

                              Tampopo
                              Big Night

                              David "Zeb" Cook

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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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