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Food on Film : Bringing Something New to the Table, Hardback Book

Food on Film : Bringing Something New to the Table Hardback

Edited by Tom Hertweck

Part of the Film and History series


From early cinematic depictions of food as a symbol of ethnic and cultural identity to more complex contemporary portrayals, movies have demonstrated how our ideas about food are always changing.

On the big and small screens, representations of addiction, starvation, and even food as fetish reinforce how important food is in our lives and in our culture.

In Food on Film: Bringing Something New to the Table, Tom Hertweck brings together innovative viewpoints about a popular, yet understudied, subject in cinema.

This collection explores the pervasiveness of food in film, from movies in which meals play a starring role to those that feature food and eating in supporting or cameo appearances.

The volume asks provocative questions about food and its relationship with work, urban life, sexual orientation, the family, race, morality, and a wide range of "appetites."The fourteen essays by international, interdisciplinary scholars offer a wide range of perspectives on such films and television shows as The Color Purple, Do the Right Thing, Ratatouille, The Road, Sex and the City, Twin Peaks, and even Jaws.

From first course to last, Food on Film will be of interest to scholars of film and television, sociology, anthropology, and cultural history.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 250 pages, 26 Halftones, black and white
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Film theory & criticism
  • ISBN: 9781442243606



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