Sunday, December 7, 2008

Films and Food



Every time I watch certain movies and the characters are eating something, I suddenly want whatever they're having.  It becomes Exactly what I want to eat.  I may not even be hungry, but suddenly I want what they're having and I want it now.

Examples:

"Elf": The family gathers and has spaghetti.  I always want spaghetti at this scene.

"It Happened One Night": Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert eat plain, old fashioned, unglazed doughnuts and drink coffee and he tells her how she incorrectly dunks, etc.  Oh man, this makes me want doughnuts.  The right kind of doughnuts.  Not the gross ones that taste of melted sugar and a heart attack.

"Peter Pan" (the TV recording of the 1950s/60s stage version with Mary Martin): The video I have is the same video I had when I was a tiny child and there is a Raisinets commercial at the beginning.  Every time I watch this I want Raisinets. 

"Sabrina" (the original 50s version): Makes me want olives until I remember I only like olives on pizza.  Also sort of makes me want maraschino cherries.  Side note: It is largely due to Humphrey Bogart's 'Linus Larrabee' that I now pronounce "maraschino" the semi-Italian way.

"Little Women" (again, the 50s version with June Allyson as Jo and Liz Taylor as Amy): They have popovers.  I want popovers.

"Chocolat": I haven't seen this movie in a long time, probably because if I watched it more often I would weigh three hundred pounds.  I don't need to tell you the craving it induces in me.


2 comments:

urbanresearch said...

hahahaha I am the same way.

I love the 300 pounds comment. You are so cute.

Kelsy said...

I really want to watch the old Peter Pan. I haven't seen it in years, but it was in heavy rotation at my house when I was little. Although raisenets are gross, I'm sorry to say.