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Food in Film
"Watch out, the film shouldn't go in the toilet." --Sergei Eisenstein
The director of Potemkin and October was only partially correct. The film should not go in the toilet. Sometimes, however, what has been filmed should. And sometimes what has been filmed is destined for it. With this in mind, How Dare They Challenge Us With Their Primitive Skills presents its FOOD IN THE MOVIES bonus. Coprophilia, cannibalism and Cordon Bleu may all be found within the following pages. A final note: any reference to the nutritional value of Soylent Green is cause for immediate disqualification.
- In Monty Python's "The Meaning of Life," the corpulent Mr. Creosote consumes a 700-course meal, aided partially by his bulimic tendencies. What food finally causes him to explode?
- According to "The Muppet Movie," how does one assume that one has attained the finest muscatel of Idaho?
- Man does not live by holy spirit alone. When refueling during their
mission from God, what do brothers Jake and Elwood order in Aretha Franklin's
diner, in "The Blues Brothers"?
- High-protein consumables play an integral role in Rocky Balboa's training
from the original, Oscar-winning "Rocky." Give two examples.
- What dessert is featured in "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom"?
- Outrage! Scandal! Worse even than employees who don't wash their hands before using the facilities! What complaint does Steve Martin raise about his appetizer, in "The Jerk"?
- In 1979's "Kramer Vs. Kramer," six-year-old Justin Henry surprises a very naked JoBeth Williams en route to the bathroom. Of course, he asks the question that would occur to any red-blooded American yoith in this situation. What is it?
- What are the terms of the prison camp bet in "Cool Hand Luke"?
- An unscripted culinary scene that proved one of cinematography's most memorable almost gave Joan Crawford heart failure in "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane"? Describe this occasion of celluloid gastronomy.
- In "Repo Man," comestibles are identified in a unique fashion. Describe.
- Hey, Tim Curry, what's on the menu at the Frankenstein castle in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"?
- Long before the end of "The Silence of the Lambs," when Hannibal Lecter announces his plans to have an old friend for dinner, he describes a repast he had with an ex-lover. List the menu, including the appropriate organ meats and accompaniments.
- What huge movie marketing mistake left the M&M/ Mars company in pieces in the early 1980s?
- In "Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," the "five course meal in a stick of gum" gum has a design flaw. What is it, and what is the unfortunate result?
- According to John Travolta in "Pulp Fiction," what name is a McDonald's Quarter Pounder known by in France, and why?
- What is the biggest meal eaten in "Diner"?
- All hungry Jack Nicholson wants in 1970's "Five Easy Pieces" is a plate of toast. Unfortunately, the greasy spoon he has stopped into doesn't serve toast. How does he circumvent this?
- In "Annie Hall," Woody Allen chases an escaped lobster behind Diane Keaton's refrigerator by using a broom handle. What unique solution does he propose for getting it out?
- What made perfectionist director Charlie Chaplin vomit viscous black goo after a day of filming "The Gold Rush"?
- Although "Stand By Me" will never rival "My Dinner with Andre" for scintillating dinner conversation, Teddy's (the fat kid's) response to the question, "If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?' had audiences flinching all across America. What was it?
- "Revenge of the Nerds"-- the movie that started it all, right? (Actually, the movie that started it all was probably Thomas Edison's "The Kiss."). Nonetheless, "R.O.T.N." did give us the "Cool Dude College Breakfast," which is best eaten in front of surreptitious shower survey shots. What is the "Cool Dude College Breakfast," according to Nerd Chieflet David Carradine?
- Talking pastries? Fortune cookies aside, what identical message is borne by both a currant cake in "Alice in Wonderland," and a large birthday cake parade float in "Animal House"?
- In "L.A. Story," a round of coffee-ordering oneupsmanship escalates to the point that Steve Martin feels obliged to order..... what?
- How was the Hershey's chocolate company instrumental in the making of George Romero's black-and-white magnus opus "Night of the Living Dead"?
- What complaint does Nigel Tufnel make about the backstage sandwiches in "This is Spinal Tap"?
- Director Luis bunuel described one of his movies as "six characters in
search of a hot dinner." Which one?
- What was General Jack D. Ripper's drink of choice in "Dr. Strangelove"?
- Mayhem and murder permeate dubbed classic "What's Up, Tiger Lily?" What was all the hubbub about?
- What is the marketing gimmick behind the cookies Wednesday Addams sells in "Addams Family Values"?
- What on-board feature-- aside from Julie Haggerty-- is responsible for an outbreak of nausea among the passengers in "Airplane"?