So, like most foodies, the thought of such extends to movie-watching, as well. Sometimes, the food scenes are subtle and are only put in for meager, if any, real significance to the movie’s plot. Case in point: ‘Heartburn.’ I’m thinking about the scene where Meryl Streep’s and Jack Nicholson’s characters are sitting in bed, eating pasta from a huge bowl, Meryl meticulously and expertly twirling her fork into and out of the pasta and piling it into her mouth, while also feeding some to Jack. All the while carrying on a midnight-hour conversation about who-knows-what? Classic. Here’s more:
1. Big Night
2. The Godfather, All Three Parts.
3. Under the Tuscan Sun
4. Saturday Night Fever
5. My Big Fat Greek Wedding
7. Like Water For Chocolate
Please, feel free to let me know of any you loved that didn’t get in.
9. Crossing Delancy
11. Pride and Prejudice
12. Big (Courtesy of my dear friend, Lilly)
13. Fried Green Tomatoes (Silly me, to forget) 7/21/10
14. Goodfellas (Agnes’s mention)
15. A Christmas Story (So many great food scenes at the kitchen table.)
16. Baby Boom (How could have I forgotten this one? Love the Vermont-ness of the apple orchards and country stores, wherein Diane Keaton’s character sells her homemade baby food applesauce and various veggie concoctions to the NYC, L.L. Bean-wearing, kiddy-flight parents, who are so easily bamboozled by the country-checkered fabric-laden jars.)
17. A Room With A View
18. Serendipity (Forgot to check out its sister eatery, when last in NYC–as if I’m some kind of high-falutin’ WV jet-setter–oxymoron assumed.)
19. Drumroll, please: Julie & Julia (I borrowed from the library, if that makes any difference. I must admit, it was a rather nice movie. Not on the order of a Big Night, but palatable, nonetheless. Thought the blogging scenes were fun.)
20. The Garden (A documentary by Scott Hamilton Kennedy. Just after the 1992 South L.A. Riots, whereby the City “gave” the 14-acre desecrated land to area residents to create their own urban garden nirvana, but as their hard work yielded beautiful and bountiful vegetable- and fruit-laden gardens, which afforded them with a means for self-reliance and self-respect, the City decided to destroy the “fruits of their labor”–literally. A truly remarkable movie that speaks to today’s issues about sustainability and organic gardening.)
21. Yentl–One of my all-time favorites. Lovely food scenes throughout.
22. The Prizewinner of Defiance Ohio A real winner of a movie. Julianne Moore and Woody Harrelson are imcomparable. The old-timey 50s-era tableware and glass milk bottles, along with red jello and pot roast meals, are heart-warming reminders of bygone days
23. Fargo–Minus the woodchipper scene. It may not be your obvious choice, but the dining scenes between the main husband-wife characters is a spot-on study of “average.” Especially like the restaurant scene where they slap on piles of food from the local buffet. The office scene where her hubby brings them Arby’s to dine on is really classic, too. ND accents, a plus!