I was reading Two Dollar Cinema, arguably the funniest blog out there, when I saw m. brown was hosting a blogathon, the Mount Rushmore of Movies. It's in honour of President's Day, or as anyone outside the United States (or more than 225 countries that now hate you), including myself, calls it, the third Monday in February, like he pointed out. Frankly, I didn't even know there was a President's Day.
Anyway, the rules are pretty simple, you have to choose the top four of anything cinematic and explain why they should be carved into the mountain. If you are interested in participating, don't forget to check out his post. Either way, check out his blog anyway because it's awesome.
Not a rule, but a suggestion is to pick something that interests you. And something that interests me, other than movies, is food. I don't simply cook and eat, I enjoy it. This is totally random but I have a food blog whose name is a tribute to Tarantino. Anyway, I love when a movie has a memorable scene involving food. Especially if it's a funny one. That's why there won't be any Tarantino scenes. And the Royal with Cheese scene doesn't actually feature food, they only talk about it. And to be honest, Tarantino deserves a monument on its own.
But let's get down to business, the holy grail of food scenes. Oops, I meant Mount Rushmore of Food Scenes. I was handed the wrong envelope. Here they are (and let's take a moment to appreciate the majestic work of art I made with Photoshop).
Elf (2003) - Spaghetti for Breakfast
I'm not a big fan of this film, but Will Ferrell eating spaghetti with candies, chocolate and maple syrup is the funniest eating spaghetti will ever get. And how about when he toss them using his hands? And that orgasm face he makes while eating with his hands? Priceless!
Annie Hall (1977) - Boiling the Lobster
Maybe we should call the police. Dial 911. It's the lobster squad. That's pretty much how the scene opens and it gets better and better. Like when Diane Keaton points one of the lobsters to Allen and starts laughing like there's no tomorrow and Allen tries to escape like a frightened mouse. Or when Allen suggests putting the damn thing in the boiling water.
Gold Rush (1925) - Thanksgiving Dinner
I know, in this masterpiece Charlie Chaplin doesn't eat food but a shoe. Well, at least that's what he tries to do. But it's so damn fun to watch. It ain't the shoe but the way Chaplin acts that is so much fun. I've seen this scene so many times but I'm still not sure which one is my favourite part, whether when he cleans the dish or tries to evenly divide the meal.
The Big Lebowski (1998) - Opening Scene
Alright, maybe this one isn't hilarious, but I had to pick it. The Dude drinking milk from the cartoon, in his bathrobe, in the supermarket and later paying for it with a check for 69 cents. And how about the way he looks around before drinking?
So, if it were you to choose, which food scenes would you pick? And speaking of picking, what would be your topic for the blogathon?