Pulp Fiction

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”

Singin’ in the Rain

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”