What are your favorite foodie movies?
- Dordogne Jun 15, 2006 06:52 PM
I think film directors show more imagination, sensuality and sensibility in their food scenes than their sex scenes. Tampopo, Babette's Feast and The Big Night are near the top of my list. What are your favorite chowish movies/scenes from movies?
Lillies of the Field !!!
It was on PBS recently and Sidney Poitier deserved the Academy award just for the way he described breakfast. He turned those nothing words in the screenplay into everything that is good and delicious and joyful about breakfast.
It NEVER gets mentioned because it is so old.
If you are a hound, buy this movie just for that. I already ordered it.
Can I get me some breakfast?
A real breakfast?
Whatever you say.
Double OJ and squeeze it fresh.
A stack of wheat cakes with lots of melted butter... maple syrup. And fry me three, four, five eggs with a mess of sausages and a mountain of white toast with strawberry marmalade and... keep the coffee coming.
You got beans?
The most, señor.
You take milk? (owner pours orange juice from a bottle, I think)
I said fresh.
I squeezed it myself this morning.
OK. Very nice. Very nice. Now ... melt some cheese over those beans.
That was it. When Poitier sips the juice and says 'very nice' the look of deep pleasure on his face showed the love of food that drives most hounds to this board.
Really check it out. IMO, there's no better food scene in any movie.
Nothing compares with Babette's Feast, IMHO, but a very close second for me is A Chef in Love.
Slam dunk, Meg Ryan, When Harry met Sally with the Pastrami orgasm, doesn't get better than that scene.