Food in Film

Okay, I’m pretty sure that something is truly f**ked up with my aura today, because the computers I’ve been working on keep refusing to cooperate. I’m pretty sure sparks are going to start coming out of my laptop in a few minutes, and since steam is already pouring out of my ears I think I’ll make this a very brief post.

Also, I’ve been trying to embed a video here. Which apparently I suck at.

I watched a video compilation called “Feast” which is described by its author as “A Thanksgiving tribute to images of food on film” and it got me thinking about the sandwich scene in the movie Spanglish.

I couldn’t find the actual footage from the movie, but if you’re a food person like me you know what I’m talking about. Adam Sandler’s character is a chef/restaurant owner. He comes home from an evening at work, and makes an egg sandwich. There’s no dialogue, just him alone in the kitchen, cooking. He sits down to eat, and I can’t remember if it’s when he bites into it or cuts into, but what you see next is the yellow of the over-easy yolk running down the sides of the sandwich. It’s a beautiful scene.

As far as I can tell, the clip is not anywhere on-line, but this video is a behind the scenes look at how the sandwich scene was conceived. I had no idea that Thomas Keller was involved, but it sure explains why the scene is so true to how chef’s cook when they cook for themselves. And it also explains why it is so lovely.

(And LOOK AT ME, I embedded a video using HTML code! Take that Blogger!)

More Food, Less Pain,

PS: This movie also has one of the best lines ever in the history of forever: 
“Sometimes your low self esteem is just good common sense!”