Why Do We Spend So Much Time Watching Food? – Episode 081

November 16, 2016

Food is everywhere in movies, TV, and books. Why does the camera linger so much on a grilled cheese sandwich in the movie Chef? Why do meals create such good drama? In preparation for Thanksgiving, Brent and Erik focus on food, feasts, and some of the most famous meals in cinema and TV. Dig in!

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Brent Hartinger
Erik Hanberg

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Media Consumed This Episode

Chef (film, 2014)
Lady and the Tramp (film, 1955)
Last Tango in Paris (film, 1972)
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (film, 1971)
The Long Winter (book, 1940)
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (book, 2010)
Five Easy Pieces (film, 1970)
The Wedding Banquet (film, 1993)
The Marinara Murders (book, 2011)
Moonstruck (film, 1987)
Beauty and the Beast (film, 1991)
Ratatouille (film, 2007)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (film, 1984)
My Life in France (book, 2006)
Kitchen Confidential (book, 2000)
Garlic and Sapphires (book, 2005)
Julie and Julia (film, 2009)
Eat Pray Love (book, 2006)
Wild (book, 2012)


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