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

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Thu, 22 May 2003 08:07:36 -0700

Yeah...gluttony, cannibalism, and sex as anti-Thatcher parable...it's on
the list.

At 09:19 AM 5/22/2003 -0400, you wrote:
>Here's one I haven't yet seen on this list. In the Drama/horror catagory we
>have:
>
>The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
>
>The wife of a barbaric crime boss engages in a secretive romance with a
>gentle bookseller between meals at her husband's restaurant. Food, colour
>coding, sex, murder, torture and cannibalism are the exotic fare in this
>beautifully filmed but brutally uncompromising modern fable which has been
>interpreted as an allegory for Thatcherism.
>
>It's pretty gruesome and brutal--yet utterly mesmerizing at the same
>time....
>
>Chris McNevins
>University Library Assistant II
>University of Connecticut
>Homer Babbidge Library
>Collections Services / Acquisitions-Monographs
>369 Fairfield Rd. Unit 1005AM
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>
>phone: 860-486-3842
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>
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Gary Handman [mailto:ghandman@library.berkeley.edu]
>Sent: Wednesday, May 21, 2003 1:24 PM
>To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu
>Subject: [Videolib] Trivia or...? You decide: Food on Film
>
>
>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
>
>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
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Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
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