Pulp Fiction (1994) begins and ends in a diner. Not only is it the same diner, it’s the same scene. Director Quentin Tarantino bookends his film with this scene, which to start, opens on a couple (Pumpkin & Honey Bunny), who have just finished their breakfast and are about to rob the establishment. Before whipping out their guns and barking orders, the pair discuss, over a final cup of coffee, the brilliant idea of robbing a restaurant, as opposed to a bar, bank, jewelry store, etc.. Between the diner setting and the robbery discussion, this opening scene is a rather poetic nod to Tarantino’s first and previous film, Reservoir Dogs. Continue reading “Pulp Fiction”
A retired cat burglar works to clear his name when a series of jewel robberies are carried out in his style.
In addition to being one of my favorite Hitchcock films (there are quite a few), To Catch a Thief (1955), is a film filled with many food moments, making it a sure-fire selection for food & a film. Continue reading “To Catch a Thief”
When Mikey and his friends, The Goonies, find a treasure map in his attic, the group sets out to find the fortune in order to save their neighborhood from being foreclosed. Continue reading “The Goonies”
A silent-screen star finds love while attempting to adapt to the arrival of talking pictures. Singin’ in the Rain (1952), choreographed and directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, is one of my all-time favorite films, as well as, in my opinion, the greatest movie musical, ever. However, it is not a film that is particularly associated with food, although there are indeed a couple of food moments in the film that you could recreate or use as inspiration. Continue reading “Singin’ in the Rain”
Lady, a pampered cocker spaniel from a posh part of town, meets Tramp, a roaming mutt from the wrong side of the tracks. A romance begins to blossom between the two, yet their many differences, along with happenings at Lady’s home, threaten to keep the two dogs apart.