The Best Meal Scenes In Movies

We just found a great list of classic meals in movies over at The Guardian:


The moment you start keeping an eye out for what characters are eating and why, you begin to notice the myriad different uses to which directors put food in their films. In Taxi Driver and Annie Hall, for example, the characters’ eating habits provide a helpful shorthand way to sketch in their particular quirks. It is when we see maladjusted cabbie Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) making a bizarre order of apple pie topped with melted cheese that we first get an inkling that he might not be quite right in the head. Similarly, through watching Alvy Singer (Woody Allen) chasing wayward lobsters around a Long Island kitchen with Annie Hall (Diane Keaton), the audience sees instantly how perfectly matched the neurotic lovers are, both highly strung, but with a gleeful enjoyment of their own absurdity. And in Ang Lee’s Taiwan-set Eat Drink Man Woman, virtually the entire plot unfolds over a series of Sundays around the three sisters’ dinner table.

Meals on reels [The Guardian]

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The Best Meal Scenes In Movies