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  • Post #121 - November 8th, 2010, 4:32 pm
    Post #121 - November 8th, 2010, 4:32 pm Post #121 - November 8th, 2010, 4:32 pm
    Not a foodie film, but a foodie short we did for a competition. It is pretty hilarious!! Borrow heavily from Wong Kar Wai's In the Mood for Love and 2046.



    In the mood for tuna shot by sarah krusen-chen
  • Post #122 - November 10th, 2010, 1:20 pm
    Post #122 - November 10th, 2010, 1:20 pm Post #122 - November 10th, 2010, 1:20 pm
    Watched Eat Drink Man Woman again the other night. I like it better every time I see it.

    I feel a couple of connections to the movie: one, Ang Lee is a U of I grad, and two, years ago on a trip to Taiwan with two of my brothers, my college classmate that we were visiting there arranged for us to stay at the Grand Hotel in Taipei. It is as strikingly beautiful in real life as it is in the film.
    "I would gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today."
  • Post #123 - November 10th, 2010, 10:57 pm
    Post #123 - November 10th, 2010, 10:57 pm Post #123 - November 10th, 2010, 10:57 pm
    eat a duck i must wrote:Not a foodie film, but a foodie short we did for a competition. It is pretty hilarious!! Borrow heavily from Wong Kar Wai's In the Mood for Love and 2046.

    In the mood for tuna shot by sarah krusen-chen

    HI,

    Lovely. How did the competition settle out?

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #124 - November 10th, 2010, 11:22 pm
    Post #124 - November 10th, 2010, 11:22 pm Post #124 - November 10th, 2010, 11:22 pm
    December 3-9 the Siskel Center is showing Kings of Pastry - times not yet announced.

    http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/
  • Post #125 - November 11th, 2010, 10:16 am
    Post #125 - November 11th, 2010, 10:16 am Post #125 - November 11th, 2010, 10:16 am
    Cathy2 wrote:
    eat a duck i must wrote:Not a foodie film, but a foodie short we did for a competition. It is pretty hilarious!! Borrow heavily from Wong Kar Wai's In the Mood for Love and 2046.

    In the mood for tuna shot by sarah krusen-chen

    HI,

    Lovely. How did the competition settle out?

    Regards,


    Cathy2, the submission is not till 11/15. The results will be on 11/19.
  • Post #126 - November 11th, 2010, 2:57 pm
    Post #126 - November 11th, 2010, 2:57 pm Post #126 - November 11th, 2010, 2:57 pm
    The Sandwich Movie



    Kistsune Noir wrote:The Sandwich Movie is a short, animated documentary created by Sean Christensen about a “very important” sandwich his older sister made early one morning before he flew to Europe with the Phoenix Boys Choir in 1997. It’s short, and not exactly groundbreaking, but exploits how small things, like a crappy sandwich, can tell a larger story. It could be the prologue in an episode of This American Life about uneaten meals or something.
  • Post #127 - November 22nd, 2010, 1:10 pm
    Post #127 - November 22nd, 2010, 1:10 pm Post #127 - November 22nd, 2010, 1:10 pm
    I saw Today's Special over the weekend. Great movie, great food shots.
  • Post #128 - November 26th, 2010, 11:21 pm
    Post #128 - November 26th, 2010, 11:21 pm Post #128 - November 26th, 2010, 11:21 pm
    happy_stomach wrote:I just saw Luca Guadagnino's I Am Love. From the single review I had read before going (from the Reader), I thought it would be worth seeing for the Milan cityscape, and also because I'm kind of a sucker for Tilda Swinton in any movie with a vaguely Shakespearean plot. It turns out food is central to this film, including a forboding cake box, a rapturous scene with Swinton and a plate of shrimp and ratatouille, homoerotic eggplant with elderflower syrup, a possibly incestuous box of Ladurée macarons and a pivotal and ultimately devastating serving of ukah. Anthony Lane in the New Yorker, whom I read after seeing the movie, gets it mostly right.



    I walked in on segments of "I Am Love" tonight, and despite the title, found it quite engaging.
    “We all have to stand before the kitchen gods.” Chef Jacob Sahaya Kumar Aruni
  • Post #129 - November 29th, 2010, 5:35 pm
    Post #129 - November 29th, 2010, 5:35 pm Post #129 - November 29th, 2010, 5:35 pm
    Last Sat. my girlfriend and I saw Aasif Mandvi's movie, "Today's Special." Loved it. Somewhat predictable, but still a delightful movie. Three-quarters of the critics liked it according to Rotten Tomatoes and some 90% of the movie-going public gave it a thumbs up. I think it's had limited distribution, but word-of-mouth might help it along. I'm a "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" fan and Aasif's "Senior Brown Correspondent" bits are usually hilarious. Go see the movie, folks. It's at the two Renaissance Place theaters.
    Regards,
    Grandpa Bob
    "It was very nice the time I was there." - my Mother whenever she was asked her opinion of a restaurant
  • Post #130 - December 3rd, 2010, 11:25 pm
    Post #130 - December 3rd, 2010, 11:25 pm Post #130 - December 3rd, 2010, 11:25 pm
    Just back from seeing Kings of Pastry at the Siskel Center - quite enjoyable film featuring one of the chefs from Chicago's French Pastry School and the MOF competition. It's playing all weekend and the pastry is stunning!
  • Post #131 - December 19th, 2010, 11:08 pm
    Post #131 - December 19th, 2010, 11:08 pm Post #131 - December 19th, 2010, 11:08 pm
    Actually one of the best "foodie films" about foodies is Alfred Hitchcock's "Specialty of the House" (1959).

    Make sure to try the Lamb armistran.
  • Post #132 - December 31st, 2010, 9:55 am
    Post #132 - December 31st, 2010, 9:55 am Post #132 - December 31st, 2010, 9:55 am
    Happy New Year, LTH!

    Svankmajer's Meat Love (1989)

  • Post #133 - January 9th, 2011, 11:19 pm
    Post #133 - January 9th, 2011, 11:19 pm Post #133 - January 9th, 2011, 11:19 pm
    Hi,

    I was listening to the director's commentary on Groundhog Days. I learned when Bill Murray and Andie McDowell dine in a German restaurant, it was shot in Heidelberger Fass Restaurant.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #134 - January 10th, 2011, 8:34 pm
    Post #134 - January 10th, 2011, 8:34 pm Post #134 - January 10th, 2011, 8:34 pm
    I was surprised going back up-thread that nobody, unless I did not pay good attention, ever mentioned one of the most fascinating films ever made on the subject of food ( in excess), death, pleasure and sex in all possible combinations.
    I'm talking about The Grande Bouffe, the very good but rather depressing masterpiece by Marco Ferreri, shot in 1973. It brings together 4 old friends played by Philippe Noiret, Michel Piccoli, Marcello Mastroiani and Ugo Tognazzi and a semi-prostitute played with incredible guts by Andrea Ferreol who lock themselves in a villa an decide to eat great food to their death. It is not easy to watch but frankly it is a unique experience.
  • Post #135 - January 11th, 2011, 12:40 pm
    Post #135 - January 11th, 2011, 12:40 pm Post #135 - January 11th, 2011, 12:40 pm
    Grande Bouffe has been mentioned a few times.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #136 - January 14th, 2011, 10:11 am
    Post #136 - January 14th, 2011, 10:11 am Post #136 - January 14th, 2011, 10:11 am
    Cathy,

    I must be getting old, but after going back upthread one more time I did not find any other mention of La Grande Bouffe in this specific topic
  • Post #137 - January 14th, 2011, 10:58 am
    Post #137 - January 14th, 2011, 10:58 am Post #137 - January 14th, 2011, 10:58 am
    alain,

    Randomly Parker S mentioned this movie which garnered no response.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #138 - February 20th, 2011, 7:55 pm
    Post #138 - February 20th, 2011, 7:55 pm Post #138 - February 20th, 2011, 7:55 pm
    Disney's "The Princess & the Frog"

    set in NOLA, beignet's, gumbo, etc.

    typical Disney brilliance.
    R.I.P. jimswside - 5/2/16



    @GrubSeeker
  • Post #139 - February 23rd, 2011, 12:21 pm
    Post #139 - February 23rd, 2011, 12:21 pm Post #139 - February 23rd, 2011, 12:21 pm
    Michael Winterbottom's The Trip (2010) is the closing film of the EU Film Festival next month at the Gene Siskel.

    Gene Siskel Film Center wrote:THE TRIP

    2010, Michael Winterbottom, UK, 107 min.
    With Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon

    "A mostly improvised, totally hilarious road movie."
    —Karina Longworth, Village Voice

    "Funny and strangely affecting...in its wry pricking of supercilious egos, suggests a more self-aware version of SIDEWAYS."
    —Fernando F. Croce, Slant Magazine

    After the harrowing THE KILLER INSIDE ME, the unpredictable Winterbottom shifts gears yet again to come up with a mellow, hugely enjoyable road comedy. Reprising their shtick from Winterbottom's TRISTRAM SHANDY, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon play skewed versions of themselves--Coogan the pompous narcissist, Brydon the sly, salt-of-the-earth needler. Coogan is hired by the Observer to take a culinary tour of the Lake District; when his girlfriend jilts him, he brings Brydon as a last-minute substitute. The two wits amble through gorgeous scenery, dine on scrumptious gourmet food, recite Romantic poetry, discourse on matters trivial (food stuck in teeth) and profound (death), and try to one-up each other with hilarious movie-star impressions (their dueling Michael Caines are a special highlight). In English. Special advance screening courtesy of IFC Films. (MR)

    Immediately following the screening, the audience is invited to a closing night reception hosted by Whole Foods Market.


    Thu, Mar 31st at 6:30pm
    http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/trip
  • Post #140 - March 13th, 2011, 10:18 pm
    Post #140 - March 13th, 2011, 10:18 pm Post #140 - March 13th, 2011, 10:18 pm
    I just saw Of Gods and Men (2010), which is based on the true story of a group of French Cistercian monks who were taken hostage and murdered by terrorists in Algeria in the late 1990s. It's not a foodie film, though the monks lived on bees and money made from honey and off food they grew near their monastery. However, the climax of the movie is a powerfully surreal type of Last Supper. The monks, who of course live in poverty, sip wine brought by one of their brothers and listen to the Act II climax of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake in one of the final scenes before their certain, violent deaths--one of the most breathtaking film scenes I've seen in a while.
  • Post #141 - March 14th, 2011, 11:36 pm
    Post #141 - March 14th, 2011, 11:36 pm Post #141 - March 14th, 2011, 11:36 pm
    Has anyone seen Who's Killing the Great Chef's of Europe? I've been trying to see that but its hard to get. It was made back in the l970's.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078488/
    Toria

    "I like this place and willingly could waste my time in it" - As You Like It,
    W. Shakespeare
  • Post #142 - March 15th, 2011, 10:17 am
    Post #142 - March 15th, 2011, 10:17 am Post #142 - March 15th, 2011, 10:17 am
    toria wrote:Has anyone seen Who's Killing the Great Chef's of Europe? I've been trying to see that but its hard to get. It was made back in the l970's.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078488/

    Hi,

    I remember being very bored watching this movie. I might feel differently today.

    I would inquire through your local library, I have found some hard-to-find films via interlibrary loan.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #143 - March 15th, 2011, 3:37 pm
    Post #143 - March 15th, 2011, 3:37 pm Post #143 - March 15th, 2011, 3:37 pm
    according to netflix it doesnt exist yet on DVD. i saw it, and it was not memorable. you really arent missing anything. it's much more about the stars than about food, as i recall. justjoan
  • Post #144 - March 17th, 2011, 11:50 am
    Post #144 - March 17th, 2011, 11:50 am Post #144 - March 17th, 2011, 11:50 am
    justjoan wrote:according to netflix it doesnt exist yet on DVD. i saw it, and it was not memorable. you really arent missing anything. it's much more about the stars than about food, as i recall. justjoan


    If by "not memorable" you mean "awful", then I concur. It was like a bad episode of Love Boat or an less funny "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World."
  • Post #145 - March 17th, 2011, 4:08 pm
    Post #145 - March 17th, 2011, 4:08 pm Post #145 - March 17th, 2011, 4:08 pm
    This has probably been discussed before, but I like Killing Flies, the documentary that follows a few weeks in the life of grill-man extraordinaire and boho philosopher Kenny Shopsin as he relocates his namesake diner in the West Village is pretty damn funny. I haven't been to Shopsins (now in the East Village at the Essex Street Market), but now really want to go. Macaroni and cheese pancakes anyone?
    "By the fig, the olive..." Surat Al-Teen, Mecca 95:1"
  • Post #146 - March 26th, 2011, 8:39 pm
    Post #146 - March 26th, 2011, 8:39 pm Post #146 - March 26th, 2011, 8:39 pm
    Over at the blog I write for we hold a movie night every Monday and one of our writers hosts a discussion with the filmmaker. This week, the film with be "Danny Meyer: The Restauranteur" and our guest will be Roger Sherman who made the film which is described as "an intimate documentary" following Danny Meyer as he opens Tabla and Eleven Madison Park. The trailer can be seen here: http://www.florentinefilms.com/sherman/ ... auranteur/

    Come on by and join the discussion - Firedoglake Movie Night at http://www.firedoglake.com at 7PM CDT Monday March 28.
  • Post #147 - March 27th, 2011, 1:53 pm
    Post #147 - March 27th, 2011, 1:53 pm Post #147 - March 27th, 2011, 1:53 pm
    Siun wrote:Over at the blog I write for we hold a movie night every Monday and one of our writers hosts a discussion with the filmmaker. This week, the film with be "Danny Meyer: The Restauranteur" and our guest will be Roger Sherman who made the film which is described as "an intimate documentary" following Danny Meyer as he opens Tabla and Eleven Madison Park. The trailer can be seen here: http://www.florentinefilms.com/sherman/ ... auranteur/

    Come on by and join the discussion - Firedoglake Movie Night at http://www.firedoglake.com at 7PM CDT Monday March 28.


    i'd like more info about tomorrow's movie; i tried your link but couldnt find movie night. can you help? thanks, justjoan
  • Post #148 - March 27th, 2011, 2:36 pm
    Post #148 - March 27th, 2011, 2:36 pm Post #148 - March 27th, 2011, 2:36 pm
    Sure Joan,

    The film info is here: http://www.florentinefilms.com/sherman/ ... auranteur/

    We don't have a separate discussion area for our Movie Nights (we do have one for our Book Salons) but we begin the discussion at 7Central on the front page of the main blog which is the link I included. Most of the time the front page is politics and foreign policy, etc but we have a fun film group as well ... hosted by Lisa Derrick who blogs for us as La Figa. For example, here's a link to last week's on the film Bob Dylan Revealed http://firedoglake.com/2011/03/21/fdl-m ... -revealed/ or maybe more appropriately, here's a link to the discussion of Ana Sophia Joanes' film Fresh http://firedoglake.com/2009/05/25/fdl-m ... nts-fresh/ and one for the film Good Food: http://firedoglake.com/2009/08/17/fdl-m ... good-food/

    I had just gotten a screener for this week's and though LTH friends might be interested ... though, having watched the film last night, I wanted to see more food! (and then go eat it!)

    Send me a note if that's not helpful.
  • Post #149 - June 15th, 2011, 5:14 pm
    Post #149 - June 15th, 2011, 5:14 pm Post #149 - June 15th, 2011, 5:14 pm
    June 22: Chocolat, 2000, 121 minutes, PG-13, 35mm
    Juliette Binoche and her daughter settle in a tiny French village, open a chocolate shop during Lent and incur the wrath of local authorities. The conflict peaks when a band of river gypsies led by Johnny Depp camps out nears the village. Based on the novel by Joanne Harris. Lasse Hallstrom is the director.
    http://www.northbrook.info/events
    "Sandwiches are wonderful. You don't need a spoon or a plate!"
    Paul Lynde
  • Post #150 - June 15th, 2011, 6:31 pm
    Post #150 - June 15th, 2011, 6:31 pm Post #150 - June 15th, 2011, 6:31 pm
    HBO has a documentary - showing tonight on HBO2 and some other times called "A Matter of Taste: Serving Up Paul Liebrandt"

    http://www.hbo.com/documentaries/a-matt ... index.html

    Just stumbled on it - looks possibly interesting.

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