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Jan 5, 2007 08:10 PM

Movies about Food: Advice Needed

An academic colleague is looking for films that portray:

1) a Shabbat dinner
2) Dim Sum eating or cooking
3) Korean harvest festivals
4 Japanese tea ceremony

Can anybody help. I've recommended Wayne Wang's "Dim Sum" and "Eat a Bowl of Tea," though these are not food movies, if I remember correctly.

Thanks in advance for any help.

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  1. Japanese tea ceremony-Karate Kid. No?

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    1. re: melly

      That's what immediately came to mind for me, too!

      1. re: melly

        Please, no! The Karate Kid II scene is clearly filmed in Hawaii and seems to be motivated largely by wild improvisation... (art-directed by the genius who choreographed the dance scenes in "Memoirs of a Geisha"?)

      2. Not a movie, but there is a Sex in the City episode about a Shabbat dinner.

        1. Japanese tea ceremony: Karate Kid 2, and perhaps Memoirs of a Geisha?
          Dim Sum: Eat, Drink, Man, Woman
          the Shabbat: Fiddler on the Roof (Sunrise, Sunset scene)

          1. Chuck the Hollywood movies about the tea ceremony. Much blather, and that's a polite word for the distortions and total lack of understanding.
            For the real deal, this Japanese movie about one of the greats is a must-see. "Rikyu", about a 16th century master. Directed by the headmaster of one of the premier ikebana schools.

            Shabbat dinner...surely there was a scene in Yentl?

            Definately Eat Drink Man Woman.

            1. Shabbat: The Chosen, Prime, The Confession