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Food Movies: The Topic

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I watched it the other night.  I liked it but did expect more from the back ground story.  Worth watching whilst I finished my bottle of wine.;)

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11 hours ago, Shelby said:

Anyone watched Burnt yet?  I can't comment completely because I've tried twice to watch it and have missed the first half both times.  I found the parts about the Michelin Star people and how you can tell they are there interesting (if that stuff is all true).

 

I saw it in the theater. IMO, it needed a fuller story or more side plots or something. Kind of simplistic in some ways.

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I can't remember who said that eating food prepared by another is an act of submission.

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Cook Off! -Made in 2007 but not released until November 2017. I think they only released it to cash in on Melissa McCarthy's rise to fame, particularly her regular appearances on SNL. This film is about the contestants in a competition where they are tasked to use a dairy replacement product. It's mostly about personalities, the food products are just props made of mixing various commercial convenience together. I found it simplistic, silly, and a waste of time.

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^^ I don't see Phantom Thread as a food movie at all. Yes, food plays a role. So does fashion, which has an even bigger role, yet I wouldn't call it a fashion movie. 

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On 1/24/2018 at 4:03 AM, liuzhou said:

I offer this without comment as I haven't seen the movie, but will be looking out for it.
 

 

Thanks for the link to that article!  I also enjoyed reading this one that was linked to:  How Phantom Thread Made Toast Irritating

I'm planning to see Phantom Thread this week and usually avoid reading commentary until after I've seen the film but I'm glad I read both of these articles first.

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Yesterday home doing paperwork with the TV on in the background - rediscovered Cooking with Stella a Canadian film that I had enjoyed watching in the past.

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On 1/28/2018 at 10:49 PM, Lisa Shock said:

I found it simplistic, silly, and a waste of time.

 

Speaking of a  waste of time, Bakery in Brooklyn on Hulu.  Most of the food stuff made no sense and/or was cringe-worthy (technique-wise) to watch.  Two thumbs down.

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Has anyone seen Bao?  It's an animated short film (~ 10 min) from Pixar.  It's apparently showing ahead of Incredibles 2, not a film on my must-see list. 

It's set in Toronto's Chinatown and features an empty-nest mother who gets another chance at motherhood when one of her homemade dumplings comes to life. 

I listened to an interview with the director on Evan Kleiman's Good Food podcast yesterday where she described how she had her mom come into the studio to make dumplings so the crew would know how to animate the process.  

She also describes some of the process in this LA Times article: How 'Bao' director Domee Shi stayed true to her 'weird' idea and created a specifically Asian story and there's a photo of the director and her mother making dumplings in this NYT article: The Creator of ‘Bao’ on That Twist: ‘Part of Me Wanted to Shock Audiences’

 

Linking to this YouTube clip because it shows the the bao-making process, though it's also choppy and full of spoilers, so beware:

 

In this interview from the Toronto Sun, the director talks about some of the Toronto-specific images used to set the scene:

 

 

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