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Table of Contents Acknowledgements i Table of Contents 1 Introduction: Watching Food: The Production of Food, Film, and Values Anne L. Bower 3 Section I: Cooking Up Cultural Values 23 A Taste of Cultural Kedgeree: Gurinder Chadha's What's Cooking? Debnita Chakravarti 24 Food, Play, Business and the Image of Japan in Juzo's Tampopo Michael Ashkenazi 39 Il Timpano- "To Eat Good Food is to be Close to God": The Italian-American Reconciliation of Stanley Tucci's Big Night Margaret Coyle 62 Cooking Mexicanness: Shaping National Identity in Como Agua para Chocolate Miriam López-Rodriguez 96 Chickens, Jams, and Kitchens: "Modern" Food and Malay Films of the 1950s Timothy P. Barnard 117 "I'll Have Whatever She's Having": Jews and Food on Film Nathan Abrams 134 Food, Ethnicity, and Culture in Soul Food, Tortilla Soup, and Once Upon A Time When We Were Colored Robin Balthrope 157 Section II: Focus on Women--the Body, the Spirit Gendering the Feast: Women, Spirituality, and Grace in Three Food Films Margaret McFadden 181 Food, Sex, and Power at the Dining Room Table: Raise the Red Lantern Ellen J. Fried 202 Anorexia Envisioned Gretchen Papazian 234 Production, Reproduction, Food, and Women in Salt of the Earth and After The Earthquake Carole Counihan 267 Images of Consumption: Jutta Brückner's Hunger Years Yogini Joglekar 291 Section III: Making Movies, Making Meals Appetite for Destruction: Gangster Food and Genre Conventions in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction Rebecca L. Epstein 310 Leave the Gun; Take the Cannoli: Food and Family in the Modern American Mafia Film Marlisa Santos 332 Peter Greenaway as Master Chef Raymond Armstrong 348 Delicatessen: An Allegory of Nazi-Occupied France Kyri Claflin 374 Futuristic Foodways: The Metaphorical Meaning of Food in Science Fiction Films Laurel Forster 398 Supper, Slapstick, and Social Class: Dinner as Machine in the Silent Films of Buster Keaton Eric L. Reinholtz 422 Banquet and Beast: The Civilizing Role of Food in 1930s Horror Films Blair Davis 444 Engorged with Desire: Hitchcock Films and the Gendered Politics of Eating David Greven 465 And in Conclusion . . . What About the Popcorn? Food and Film-Watching Experiences James Lyons 487 Notes on Contributors 526
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Food in motion pictures