Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

While Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom is my least favorite film of the Indiana Jones trilogy (or second-to-least favorite if you count the fourth installment), it is definitively the most appropriate choice for food & a film, and while I would like to get around to featuring the other two films at some point, it seemed fitting to start with the one containing an iconic, yet unsettling food scene.
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If I were to pick my favorite film of all time, I would have to go with Jaws. I could go on and on about all of the many reasons why I love this particular film, but I will save that for another time. For now, I will focus on why this film is a fantastic choice for food & a film. Continue reading “Jaws”

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”