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Reel food : essays on food and film

Author: Anne Bower
Publisher: New York : Routledge, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is devoted to food as a key element of film. The contributors draw attention to the various ways in which food is employed to make meaning in film and their essays are collected here.

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Genre/Form: Essays
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Bower
ISBN: 0415971101 9780415971102 041597111X 9780415971119 9780203337233 0203337239
OCLC Number: 54111422
Description: ix, 353 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Watching food: the production of food, film, and values / Anne L. Bower --
Cooking up cultural values --
2. Feel good reel food: a taste of the cultural kedgeree in Gurinder Chadha's What's Cooking? / Debnita Chakravarti --
3. Food, play, business, and the image of Japan in Itami Juzo's Tampopo / Michael Ashkenazi --
4. Il Timpano--"to eat good food is to be close to God": the Italian-American reconciliation of Stanley Tucci and Campbell Scott's Big Night / Margaret Coyle --
5. Cooking Mexicanness: shaping national identity in Alfonso Arau's Como agua para chocolate / Miriam López-Rodríguez --
6. Chickens, cakes, and kitchens: food and modernity in Malay films of the 1950s and 1960s / Timothy P. Barnard --
7. "I'll have whatever she's having": Jews, food, and film / Nathan Abrams --
8. Food as representative of ethnicity and culture in George Tillman's Jr.'s Soul Food, María Ripoll's Tortilla soup, and Tim Reid's Once upon a time when we were colored / Robin Balthrope --
Focus on gender--the body, the spirit --
9. Gendering the feast: women, spirituality, and grace in three food films / Margaret H. McFadden --
10. Food, sex, and power at the dining room table in Zhang Yimou's Raise the red lantern / Ellen J. Fried --
11. Anorexia envisioned: Mike Leigh's Life is sweet, Chul-Soo park's 301/302, and Todd Haynes's Superstar / Gretchen Papazian --
12. Production, reproduction, food, and women in Herbert Biberman's Salt of the earth and Lourdes Portillo and Nina Serrano's After the earthquake / Carole M. Counihan --
13. Images of consumption in Jutta Brückner's Years of hunger / Yogini Joglekar --
Making movies, making meals --
14. Appetite for destruction: ganster food and genre convention to Quentin Tarantino's Pulp fiction / Rebecca L. Epstein --
15. "Leave the gun; take the cannoli": food and family in the modern American mafia film / Marlisa Santos --
16. All-consuming passions: Peter Greenaway's The cook, the thief, his wife and her lover / Raymond Armstrong --
17. Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro's Delicatessen: an ambiguous memory, an ambivalent meal / Kyri Watson Claflin --
18. Futuristic foodways: the metaphotical meaning of food in science fiction film / Laurel Forster --
19. Supper, slapstick, and social class: dinner as machine in the silent films of Buster Keaton / Eric L. Reinholtz --
20. Banquet and the beast: the civilizing role of dood in 1930s horror films / Blair Davis --
21. Engorged with desire: the films of Alfred Hitchcock and the gendered politics of eating / David Greven --
22. What about the popcorn? food and the film-watching experience / James Lyons.
Responsibility: edited by Anne L. Bower.
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