[Videolib] food and film

Roberta Astroff (rja7@psulias.psu.edu)
Thu, 22 May 2003 10:10:52 -0400

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Some offbeat contributions:

"How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman"

One of the high points of Brazil's Cinema Novo, this wicked black comedy
inspired a furor at Cannes. A French explorer is captured by an Amazon
tribe and tries desperately to be accepted by his captors. The tribe feeds
him well--only at the end does the Frenchman realize why. A brilliant
satire on the Colonialist mentality. French and Tupi with English subtitles.
80 Minutes

Peter Greenaway's "The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, Her Lover"

"Few contemporary filmmakers rival director Peter Greenaway's visual
complexity and elaboration. In this style he creates a graphic and layered
fable that casts a cynical eye on man's most primal urges: food, lust and
violence. A brutal satire on capitalism set predominantly in an exclusive
restaurant called "Le Hollandais." The fine cast includes Helen Mirren,
Michael Gambon, Richard Bohringer and Alan Howard." Facets catalog

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Some offbeat contributions:

"How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman"

One of the high points of Brazil's Cinema Novo, this wicked black comedy inspired a furor at Cannes. A French explorer is captured by an Amazon tribe and tries desperately to be accepted by his captors. The tribe feeds him well--only at the end does the Frenchman realize why. A brilliant satire on the Colonialist mentality. French and Tupi with English subtitles.
80 Minutes

Peter Greenaway's "The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, Her Lover"

"Few contemporary filmmakers rival director Peter Greenaway's visual complexity and elaboration. In this style he creates a graphic and layered fable that casts a cynical eye on man's most primal urges: food, lust and violence. A brutal satire on capitalism set predominantly in an exclusive restaurant called "Le Hollandais." The fine cast includes Helen Mirren, Michael Gambon, Richard Bohringer and Alan Howard."  Facets catalog

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