Thinking about the muffin man I began to make a mental list today of movies with a central theme of food. Then I started thinking of movies that have very little or nothing to do with food but with titles that make the movies sound like they should be about food.
Movies With A Central Theme of Food:
* Chocolat (Juliette Binoche, Johnny Depp)
* Babette's Feast (1988 best foreign film Denmark)
* Willy Wonka and The Choclate Factory (Gene Wilder)
* Charlie and The Chocolate Factory (Johnny Depp)
* Eat Drink Man Woman (Ang Lee's 1994 film from Taiwan)
* Tortilla Soup (2001 film that's EXACTLY the same as Eat Drink Man Woman, but this time with a Mexican-American family)
* Ulee's Gold (Peter Fonda...umm...honey)
* James and the Giant Peach (not really about food but it is the primary setting)
* Wild Strawberries (Ingmar Begman pic)
Movies That Sound Like they could be about food but are not:
The Constant Gardener, Jarhead, Vanilla Sky, Punch Drunk Love, Cheaper by the Dozen, Big Fish, Chicken Run, Jawbreaker, Pi, A Cool Dry Place, Nutty Professor, Milk Money, Lorenzo's Oil, Fried Green Tomatoes, The Breakfast Club, Grease, Jaws, A Clockwork Orange, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, Breakfast at Tiffanys, Duck Soup.
Kar Wai Wong acclaimed director/screenwriter of the films In The Mood for Love and 2046 (and head of this years Cannes film festival jury) is working on a new project called My Blueberry Nights...I wonder which catagory this film falls into?
Feel free to add to either of these list with a comment below.
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