MONDAY MOVIE MEME
Molly looked around for a weekly meme about movies and did not have any luck. So therefore she decided to start her own! Andy will play along as well - hopefully you will too. Go to your blog and create your own post on the topic, linking back to us in your post, then come back and leave a link to your post here in our Comments section. If you don’t have a blog, just share your response in the Comments section.
This week's movie topic is all about Food...
I edit the Restaurants Blog for UpTake - a travel search engine site. This means that in addition to managing a small staff of writers, I also write posts of my own reviewing restaurants, bars, markets, cooking classes, food & wine expos, charitable food events and any other culinary functions going on in my region of the world or wherever I happen to travel. This is fun to get paid to do. But I don't get free meals and the food I eat for the cause is not without calories! I generally spend a portion of my weekends eating out somewhere and then writing my reviews for the upcoming week. All this focus on food leads me to thoughts of food in film. Here is a feast of selections I came up with that feature food in film. Share on your blog movies that are about growing, cooking, serving, eating or any other function of food, linking back here. And don't forget to visit your fellow participants!
- Animal House (1978) - What better example of a food fight in film is there?
- American Pie (1999) - Although this movie totally cracks us both up, I do always feel pretty sorry for that poor pie.
- Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971) - Sometimes, candy dreams that come true aren't always as yummy as you think they would be. Just ask Veruca Salt.
- Forrest Gump (1994) - That box of chocolates he ate at the bus stop provided one of film's most famous phrases.
- Diner (1982) - I love pretty much everything about this Barry Levinson classic. Some of my favorite scenes revolve around food. Earl ordering the whole left side of the menu. Mickey Rourke's popcorn box trick. Kevin Bacon's fake ketchup blood. Steve Guttenburg demanding a bologna sandwich from his poor mother.
- Goodfellas (1990) - I still find the dinner scene at Joe Pesci's mother's house to be utterly disturbing, considering the brutal events leading up to that casual meal.
- Pretty Woman (1990) - I will never think of fancy dining the same way. I always giggle when pondering the silverware thanks to Julia Roberts' bumbling with those "slippery little suckers."
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