Category Archives: food

brazillian fruits

saborear frutas brasileiras — savouring brazilian fruits from Mattijs van de Port on Vimeo.

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Jeanne Dielman / schnitzel

directed by Chantal Akerman

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the big swallow

james williamson, 1901

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episode with a potato

Episode with a potato, by Eric Ormsby I was skinning a potato when it said: Please don’t gouge my one remaining eye! My parer hesitated. The knob of the spud comforted my hand-hold with its sly ovoid, firm yet brittle … Continue reading

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Kitchen Sink

Oooh Kitchen Sink (Alison Maclean, 1989) Kitchen Sink \ Alison Maclean [1989] from veana on Vimeo.

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the system of food

“When he buys an item of food, consumes it, or serves it, modern man does not manipulate a simple object in a purely transitive fashion; this item of food sums up and trasnmits a situation; it constitutes an information; it … Continue reading

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coffee break – divination

Obviously coffee isn’t strictly food but after Jelena’s coprophagic entry, I think its time for a coffee break.   The video below by Dan Delvin refers to Balkan coffee divination and its relationship to semiotics… a frequent bioskop conversation topic. .

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Food in Cinema book

Ooooh does anyone speak Dutch? A delicious-looking study on food in cinema by Louise O. Fresco and Helen Westerik, published by Amsterdam University Press. I’ll pay in cake for a peek-translation. Verraad, verleiding en verzoening. De rol van eten in … Continue reading

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italian dinnertime

not my favourite film – but a great family dinner scene: Amarcord (1973, Federico Fellini) and what about Goodfellas (1990, Martin Scorcese) – the dinner in prison scene or dinner at tommy’s mum. domesticity and brutality of mafia, italian style. … Continue reading

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Tampopo

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