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Mar 26, 2002 02:15 PM

Oscar query: 3 faves

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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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  1. Babette's Feast
    Big Night
    The Wedding Banquet

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    1. re: Dena

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

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

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      1. re: Daniel C
        Allie D'Augustine

        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

        1. re: Allie D'Augustine

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

      2. Just one -- Tampopo.

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

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        1. re: yumyum

          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

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

          2. 301/302
            God of Cookery
            Like Water for Chocolate

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            1. re: eclair

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

            2. 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

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

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