Re: [Videolib] Food on Film

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Wed, 21 May 2003 17:21:58 -0700

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Thanks, Steve...

Makavejev was a guest of the Townsend Center for the humanities a few years
back. I got to have lunch with him...nothing like you'd expect: a very
sedate kinda guy. I dunno about including Sweet Movie on the list...gives
me mid-70's flashbacks just thinking about it.

gary

At 07:22 PM 5/21/2003 -0400, you wrote:
>I think that one of the greatest films showing food is SWEET MOVIE - one
>scene when the people are eating, and a man acts like he is chopping up
>his penis - actually a sausage - still haunts after decades......plus of
>course the scene with the star being covered totally in chocolate....Steve
>Fesenmaier
>
>
> Plot Summary for
> Sweet Movie (1974 <http://us.imdb.com/Sections/Years/1974>)
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>The winner of the Miss World Virginity contest escapes from a sexless
>marriage to an oil tycoon, has a wild affair with a famous rock star and
>settles in a radical commune. Meanwhile, a boat travels the canals of
>Amsterdam with a cargo of sugar, a demented crew, a revolutionary zealot
>captain and her lover, a refugee from the Battleship Potemkin. Makavejev's
>bizarre and pointedly satirical vision is totally uncompromising and
>filled with shocking images.
>
>Summary written by Marty Cassady {martyc@bev.net}
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>The intercut story of two women: a nearly-mute beauty queen who descends
>into withdrawal and madness, and another who captains a ship laden with
>candy and sugar, luring men and boys aboard for sex, death, and
>revolutionary talk. The beauty queen passes from a wealthy husband whose
>honeymoon delight is to urinate on her, to a muscular keeper who punches
>her, stows her in a suitcase, and ships her to Paris, to a lip-synching
>rock idol with whom she has a love spasm, to an Austrian commune complete
>with a banquet of vomit, urine, feces, chopped dildos, and wet nurses. By
>then she's in a fetal position, until everyone's rescued by reminders that
>"it's just a movie."
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>
>I think that one of the greatest films showing food is SWEET MOVIE - one
>scene when the people are eating, and a man acts like he is chopping up
>his penis - actually a sausage - still haunts after decades......plus of
>course the scene with the star being covered totally in chocolate....Steve
>Fesenmaier
>
>
>
>Plot Summary for
>Sweet Movie (<http://us.imdb.com/Sections/Years/1974>1974)
>
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>
><http://us.imdb.com/>
>Page 9 of 19
>
>The winner of the Miss World Virginity contest escapes from a sexless
>marriage to an oil tycoon, has a wild affair with a famous rock star and
>settles in a radical commune. Meanwhile, a boat travels the canals of
>Amsterdam with a cargo of sugar, a demented crew, a revolutionary zealot
>captain and her lover, a refugee from the Battleship Potemkin. Makavejev's
>bizarre and pointedly satirical vision is totally uncompromising and
>filled with shocking images.
>
>Summary written by
><http://us.imdb.com/SearchPlotWriters?Marty%20Cassady%20%7Bmartyc@bev.net%7D>Marty
>Cassady {martyc@bev.net}
>
>The intercut story of two women: a nearly-mute beauty queen who descends
>into withdrawal and madness, and another who captains a ship laden with
>candy and sugar, luring men and boys aboard for sex, death, and
>revolutionary talk. The beauty queen passes from a wealthy husband whose
>honeymoon delight is to urinate on her, to a muscular keeper who punches
>her, stows her in a suitcase, and ships her to Paris, to a lip-synching
>rock idol with whom she has a love spasm, to an Austrian commune complete
>with a banquet of vomit, urine, feces, chopped dildos, and wet nurses. By
>then she's in a fetal position, until everyone's rescued by reminders that
>"it's just a movie."

Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC
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Thanks, Steve...

Makavejev was a guest of the Townsend Center for the humanities a few years back.  I got to have lunch with him...nothing like you'd expect:  a very sedate kinda guy.  I dunno about including Sweet Movie on the list...gives me mid-70's flashbacks just thinking about it.

gary


At 07:22 PM 5/21/2003 -0400, you wrote:

I think that one of the greatest films showing food is SWEET MOVIE - one scene when the people are eating, and a man acts like he is chopping up his penis - actually a sausage - still haunts after decades......plus of course the scene with the star being covered totally in chocolate....Steve Fesenmaier


 Plot Summary for
 Sweet Movie (1974 <http://us.imdb.com/Sections/Years/1974>)

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The winner of the Miss World Virginity contest escapes from a sexless marriage to an oil tycoon, has a wild affair with a famous rock star and settles in a radical commune. Meanwhile, a boat travels the canals of Amsterdam with a cargo of sugar, a demented crew, a revolutionary zealot captain and her lover, a refugee from the Battleship Potemkin. Makavejev's bizarre and pointedly satirical vision is totally uncompromising and filled with shocking images.

Summary written by Marty Cassady {martyc@bev.net} <http://us.imdb.com/SearchPlotWriters?Marty%20Cassady%20%7Bmartyc@bev.net%7D>

The intercut story of two women: a nearly-mute beauty queen who descends into withdrawal and madness, and another who captains a ship laden with candy and sugar, luring men and boys aboard for sex, death, and revolutionary talk. The beauty queen passes from a wealthy husband whose honeymoon delight is to urinate on her, to a muscular keeper who punches her, stows her in a suitcase, and ships her to Paris, to a lip-synching rock idol with whom she has a love spasm, to an Austrian commune complete with a banquet of vomit, urine, feces, chopped dildos, and wet nurses. By then she's in a fetal position, until everyone's rescued by reminders that "it's just a movie."




I think that one of the greatest films showing food is SWEET MOVIE - one scene when the people are eating, and a man acts like he is chopping up his penis - actually a sausage - still haunts after decades......plus of course the scene with the star being covered totally in chocolate....Steve Fesenmaier


Plot Summary for
Sweet Movie (1974)



 
Page 9 of 19

The winner of the Miss World Virginity contest escapes from a sexless marriage to an oil tycoon, has a wild affair with a famous rock star and settles in a radical commune. Meanwhile, a boat travels the canals of Amsterdam with a cargo of sugar, a demented crew, a revolutionary zealot captain and her lover, a refugee from the Battleship Potemkin. Makavejev's bizarre and pointedly satirical vision is totally uncompromising and filled with shocking images.

Summary written by Marty Cassady {martyc@bev.net}

The intercut story of two women: a nearly-mute beauty queen who descends into withdrawal and madness, and another who captains a ship laden with candy and sugar, luring men and boys aboard for sex, death, and revolutionary talk. The beauty queen passes from a wealthy husband whose honeymoon delight is to urinate on her, to a muscular keeper who punches her, stows her in a suitcase, and ships her to Paris, to a lip-synching rock idol with whom she has a love spasm, to an Austrian commune complete with a banquet of vomit, urine, feces, chopped dildos, and wet nurses. By then she's in a fetal position, until everyone's rescued by reminders that "it's just a movie."

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

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