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RFCM discussion => General discussion => Topic started by: martin goddard on June 12, 2019, 05:43:17 PM

Title: Food in war films
Post by: martin goddard on June 12, 2019, 05:43:17 PM
What films and particular scenes have featured food or drink as a central part of the plot ?

To start this off. How about the eggs scene with Brad Pitt in FURY. I thought the scene was great and made a good point.
Title: Re: Food in war films
Post by: Stewart 46A on June 12, 2019, 06:14:51 PM
How about ‘Bridge to far’ Sean Connery is Offered a cup of tea whilst his battle plan is falling apart
Title: Re: Food in war films
Post by: Alex M on June 12, 2019, 07:16:34 PM
Ice cold in Alex , cheers ,  AlexM
Title: Re: Food in war films
Post by: Colonel Kilgore on June 12, 2019, 08:31:56 PM
Ice cold in Alex

Quite possibly the best product placement in a war film?
Title: Re: Food in war films
Post by: Smiley Miley 66 on June 13, 2019, 04:24:24 AM
The Tea scene in a Bridge too Far always reminds me of Tony Hancock, as there is a similar situation in the “East Cheam productions” very British indeed.
Miles
Title: Re: Food in war films
Post by: John Watson on June 13, 2019, 06:36:53 AM
Could be contentious as it hadn't been cooked at the time it appeared in the film, but how about the pig looting scene in Waterloo?
Title: Re: Food in war films
Post by: Smoking gun on June 14, 2019, 05:02:46 PM
There's a few in Kelly's Heroes. The Germans queing at a field kitchen when the cross roads are mortared, Odd Ball and crew eating bread and ketchup whilst looking at the air recon photos looking for a bridge and the "drinking wine and eating cheese" scene when the crew are trying to fix the broken down Sherman. Cross of Iron, again, a few: the birthday cake, the hare, the staff meal at the hospital with the whole pig, the Russian womens stew at the bridge. I haven't watched any war films for a while and the above were two I definately remember.

Martin
Title: Re: Food in war films
Post by: Leman on June 14, 2019, 07:55:11 PM
Black bottle in The Charge of the Light Brigade (1960s) is the only one that comes to mind, although I did attend a David Hemmings final cut party once when I was in the sixth form (Unman, Wittering and Zigo). Hemmings got gloriously drunk.
Title: Re: Food in war films
Post by: John Watson on June 15, 2019, 08:26:50 AM
Not really a war film, but brilliant childish humour. The camp fire scene in Blazing Saddles. Anyone for more beans?