RE: [Videolib] Trivia or...? You decide: Food on Film

mnitz@apl.org
Wed, 21 May 2003 17:22:44 -0500

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Speaking of weddings and another great film by Ang Lee (Eat, Drink, =
Man,
Woman)... The Wedding Banquet (1993) has two wedding feasts. One =
small
meal where no one's happy; the other is a huge Chinese feast for the =
wedding
couple. The new husband's gay partner sits at the head table along =
with the
husband's bewildered parents. It's a great feast!
=20
Michael L. Nitz
Head, Technical Services
Appleton (WI) Public Library
920-832-6184 / mnitz@apl.org <mailto:mnitz@apl.org> / 920-832-6182 =
(fax)
www.apl.org <http://www.apl.org/>=20

-----Original Message-----
From: Oksana Dykyj [mailto:oksana@vax2.concordia.ca]=20
Sent: Wednesday, May 21, 2003 4:22 PM
To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu
Subject: Re: [Videolib] Trivia or...? You decide: Food on Film

Here's a sub-set related to wedding receptions:

Greed. (Erich von Stroheim, 1925) The Wedding Dinner scene for Trina =
and
McTeague given by Mommer and Popper Sieppe paints the German-origin =
family
as having "other" or "ethnic" table manners.

True Love. (Nancy Savoca, 1989) The bride-to be tries to match the =
color of
mashed potatoes for her wedding reception to the blue of her =
bridesmaids'
dresses. The film addresses issues of class and ethnicity in Italian-
American society.

And others:
War of the Roses. (Danny DeVito, 1989) Conflict between a couple where =
the
wife runs a successful catering business. (What's in the pat=E9 and =
where did
the dog go?)

The Cook. (Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, 1918) one of the funniest
Arbuckle/Keaton collaborations transforming ordinary Kitchen utensils =
and
food into comic devices.

Sorry, but I gotta go...
Oksana

At 10:24 AM 5/21/03 -0700, you wrote:

Hi all:

Well not trivia really (but sorta): I'm putting together a food in the
movies web page (and bibliography) for a course here on the politics =
and
culture of food (cool, eh?). Take a look
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/food.html
<http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/food.html>=20

I know there's more...I could use your help.

Here are the ground rules:

1. Movie or scene must "say" something substantive about the =
relationship
of food/eating/cooking to race/ethnicity, gender, class, sex, etc. etc.
etc. The usual academic focuses...
2. Movie must be available on video (because I'm relating this page to
stuff we own or can acquire)
3. Give me a two to four line description of the movie or scene and =
I'll
put your name up in lights on the page.

Bon appetite!
Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC <http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC> =20

________________________________________________________________________=
__
Oksana Dykyj voice: 514-848-3443
Head, Visual Media Resources fax: 514-848-3441
Faculty of Fine Arts =20
Concordia University
H-335, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W,
Montreal, Quebec
Canada H3G 1M8
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Speaking of weddings and another great film by Ang Lee (Eat, = Drink, Man,=20 Woman)...  The Wedding Banquet (1993) has two wedding = feasts.  One=20 small meal where no one's happy; the other is a huge = Chinese feast for=20 the wedding couple.  The new husband's gay partner sits at = the head=20 table along with the husband's bewildered parents.  It's a great=20 feast!
 
Michael L. Nitz
Head,=20 Technical Services
Appleton (WI) Public Library
920-832-6184 / mnitz@apl.org /=20 920-832-6182 (fax)
www.apl.org
<= /DIV>
-----Original Message-----
From: = Oksana Dykyj=20 [mailto:oksana@vax2.concordia.ca]
Sent: Wednesday, May 21, = 2003=20 4:22 PM
To: = videolib@library.berkeley.edu
Subject: Re:=20 [Videolib] Trivia or...? You decide: Food on = Film

Here's a=20 sub-set related to wedding receptions:

Greed. (Erich von = Stroheim,=20 1925) The Wedding Dinner scene for Trina and McTeague given by Mommer = and=20 Popper Sieppe paints the German-origin family as having "other" or = "ethnic"=20 table manners.

True Love. (Nancy Savoca, 1989) The bride-to be = tries to=20 match the color of mashed potatoes for her wedding reception to the = blue of=20 her bridesmaids' dresses. The film addresses issues of class and = ethnicity in=20 Italian- American society.

And others:
War of the Roses. = (Danny=20 DeVito, 1989) Conflict between a couple where the wife runs a = successful=20 catering business. (What's in the pat=E9 and where did the dog = go?)

The=20 Cook. (Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, 1918) one of the funniest = Arbuckle/Keaton=20 collaborations transforming ordinary Kitchen utensils and food into = comic=20 devices.

Sorry, but I gotta go...
Oksana

At 10:24 AM = 5/21/03=20 -0700, you wrote:
Hi all:

Well not trivia = really (but=20 sorta):  I'm putting together a food in the movies web page = (and=20 bibliography) for a course here on the politics and culture of food = (cool,=20 eh?).  Take a look http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/food.html

= I know=20 there's more...I could use your help.

Here are the ground=20 rules:

1.  Movie or scene must "say" something = substantive=20 about the relationship of food/eating/cooking to = race/ethnicity, gender,=20 class, sex, etc. etc.  etc.  The usual academic=20 focuses...
2.  Movie must be available on video (because = I'm=20 relating this page to stuff we own or can acquire)
3.  Give = me a two=20 to four line description of the movie or scene and I'll put your = name up in=20 lights on the page.

Bon appetite!
Gary=20 Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt = Library
UC=20 Berkeley
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC =

=
___________________________________________________________________= _______
Oksana=20 = Dykyj       &nb= sp;         =          &nb= sp;         =   =20 voice: 514-848-3443
Head, Visual Media=20 = Resources       = ;         &n= bsp;     =20 fax:   514-848-3441
Faculty of Fine=20 = Arts       &nbs= p;         &= nbsp;  
Concordia University
H-335, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W,
Montreal, Quebec
Canada  H3G=20 = 1M8
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