[mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of John Holland
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 10:42 AM
Subject: RE: [Videolib] Feature Film Scenes re: Food / Counseling
Babette's Feast - the redemptive power of good food (and a lot of ritual
about wines and courses to go with it)
Tom Jones - food as seduction
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie and Gormenghast - dining rituals
carried to surreal extremes
The Man who Knew Too Much (1956) - Jimmy Stewart practically creates an
international incident by using his left (I think) hand to eat in the
hotel restaurant in Marrakech
Also - Isn't the "glowing glass of milk" in Suspicion, with Cary Grant
carrying it up a winding staicase to the distraught Joan Fontaine,
rather than Notorious?
Librarian, Popular Library
Harold Washington Library Center
Chicago Public Library
From: firstname.lastname@example.org on behalf of Meghann Matwichuk
Sent: Tue 4/10/2007 3:54 PM
Subject: [Videolib] Feature Film Scenes re: Food / Counseling
Here's a fun one... I've been asked to come up with a list of feature
films for a nutrition counseling class that show how people may use food
to cope, doctor or counselor/patient interaction, or food rituals in the
home. She is not necessarily looking for films where food is an
overarching theme -- rather, films with scenes that can be used as a
discussion-starter to liven up a lecture. A few ideas that the prof.
has come up with already are:
Two Weeks Notice
Bridget Jones Diary
A couple of others with key scenes that I'm thinking of are:
Pieces of April
Spanglish (though I haven't seen it)
Fried Green Tomatoes
I keep wanting to recommend the 'Itis episode of The Boondocks, but I
don't quite thing that's what she's after ;) . If anyone can recall /
recommend specific scenes (in case I haven't seen the film in question
recently), I'd be very appreciative.
Thanks in advance,
Meghann Matwichuk, M.S.
Senior Assistant Librarian
Instructional Media Collection Department Morris Library, University of
181 S. College Ave.
Newark, DE 19717
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