Thursday, 28 February 2013

Food and Cinema

I have been very busy working and trying to finish my final year of university by writing a good dissertation. Of course my dissertation is going to be about food, and more specifically about food in three different periods of Italian cinema. I want to explore how the food in these movies represents Italian culture at the time. I have been watching a lot of great movies, and thought I might share a clip each time I watch a new one.
The last movie I saw is Campo de' Fiori by Mario Bonnard, released in 1943. The main actor is Aldo Fabrizi (brother of Sora Lella), who plays a pescivendolo (fish monger) in Rome's market Campo de' Fiori. Fabrizi was know for his passion of food in real life, and there are a few good food scenes in the movie. At the start of the film he gives a customer a recipe for fish so she can impress her guests at the table, and later on he prepares a fish soup to try and impress the woman he is infatuated with. It wasn't the best movie I've ever seen, but it entertained me! I am looking forward to watching lots more movies, posting many clips, and hopefully write an amazing dissertation.


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