Although food has been part of motion pictures since the silent era, for the most part it has been treated with about as much respect as movie extras: it's always been there on the screen but seldom noticed. For the most part filmmakers have settled on three basic ways to treat food: as a prop in which the food is usually obscured from sight or ignored by the actors; as a transition device to compress time and help advance the plot; as a symbol or metaphor, or in some other meaningful way, to make a dramatic point or to ...

Food in the Movies 2009, McFarland & Company, Jefferson

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Food in the Movies 2005, McFarland & Company, Jefferson, NC

ISBN-13: 9780786421824

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