Saturday, February 16, 2008


So, the Oscars are next Sunday, and I'm having a bit of a hard time coming up with an Oscar menu. It doesn't help that I've only seen two of the movies nominated for Best Picture, (those two being "There Will Be Blood" and "No Country For Old Men." The other movies nominated are "Michael Clayton," "Juno," and "Atonement"). I'm hoping to see "Michael Clayton" and "Juno" before next weekend, but for those who have seen the them all (or any), are there any good food moments in any of those movies? So far all I've got on the menu is a serving of milkshakes, thanks to "There Will Be Blood." (See below. And let me tell you I am loving the movie even more than I already do because of that.)


Chuck said...

You've seen one more than I have.

But I was reading on some blog (can't remember which, EW or Cinematical or something) that they were trying to do the same thing, come up with an Oscar menu, and the best they could do was hamburgers for Juno. Because apparently she uses a hamburger phone in the movie.

Rain said...

I immediately thought of hamburgers for "Juno," too, because even though I haven't seen the movie, I can't seem to get away from the whole hamburger phone thing. Also, while we're talking about "Juno," every clip of the movie I see makes me kind of die inside. The dialogue just sounds so self-consciously clever that I'm afraid the movie may turn out to be something I'll just want to slap.

Chuck said...

Yeah, it's going to have to be pretty damn charming to win me over, if it's half as pleased with itself as it looks.

Maybe you could just keep a bun in the oven during dinner.

Chrissa said...

Juno also involves, in its opening scene, a big jug of orange juice. Not the most exciting menu item for an Oscar party, but it's something.

The overly hip attitude bugged me for the first 15 minutes or so, but by the end, man, that movie totally got me. I'm wondering if the clever wisecracks were deliberately included as a way of disarming the audience - you don't expect a movie like that to include much sincerity.

If you do see it I'll be curious to hear if you like it.