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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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    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:

      Tampopo
      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
          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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            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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                        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

                        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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                          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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                              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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                                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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