Film review


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Film Review


1. Compare and contrast the representation of a specific culture in a film to the information provided by the text and other written materials.

2. Discover ways in which the culture represented in the film differs from your own culture. 3. Identify preconceived ideas about specific cultures and compare the information from the

film to those ideas.


1. Choose a foreign or culturally-specific film (see the list below for suggestions). Content of the some of the movies may be unsuitable for children and some adults; please review the rating and content prior to viewing. This is your responsibility; since there are a lot of choices you will be able to find a film that you find suitable.

2. Prior to watching the film, read the information found in the text regarding the culture represented in the film and locate two additional sources of information.

3. Your review should be 2 to 3 pages in length (double-spaced, Times New Roman 12 pt font, 1-inch margins). The review must contain the following information:

Summarize the storyline and role of food and culture in the movie. For each of the main characters, including information regarding his/her relationship with the culture and food in the movie. Are there conflicts within cultures or generational differences? What foods are consumed in the movie? Why do you think the filmmaker added the food component to the film? These questions are just a starting point for the paper; include other pertinent information for the specific film.

4. Use the information you read in your textbook and two additional sources to analyze how food and culture were represented in the film. Provide a list of resources used to prepare for watching the film. Use APA format style for citations.

American Adobo (2002) Magic Kingdom (2004) Babette's Feast (1987)

Tampopo (1986) Monsoon Wedding (2001) Big Night (1996)

Sweet Bean (2015) The Mistress of Spices (2005)

This is Not What I Expected (2017)

The Chinese Feast (1995) My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

Nina’s Heavenly Delights (2006)

Chocolat (2002) Sabah: A Love Story (2005) Mostly Martha (2001)

Eat, Drink Man, woman (1994)

Soul Food (1997) Maacher Jhol (2017)

Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) Soul Kitchen (2009) Kitchen Stories (2003)

The Grocer's Son (2007) Tortilla Soup (2001) Haute Cuisine (2012)

Joy Luck Club (1993) The Wedding Banquet (1993) God of Cookery (1996)

La Graine Et Le Mulet (2007) What's Cooking? (2000) Estomago: A Gastronomic Story (2007)

Like Water for Chocolate (1992)

When Do We Eat? (2005) Julie and Julia (2009)

Chef (2014) Today's Special (2009) East Side Sushi (2014)

A Hundred Food Journey (2014)

The Lunchbox (2013) Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011)