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martin goddard

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Food in war films
« 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.

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Re: Food in war films
« Reply #1 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

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Re: Food in war films
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2019, 07:16:34 PM »
Ice cold in Alex , cheers ,  AlexM

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Re: Food in war films
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2019, 08:31:56 PM »
Ice cold in Alex

Quite possibly the best product placement in a war film?

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Re: Food in war films
« Reply #4 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.
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Re: Food in war films
« Reply #5 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?

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Re: Food in war films
« Reply #6 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.

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Re: Food in war films
« Reply #7 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.

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Re: Food in war films
« Reply #8 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?