Thursday, March 27, 2008

A Film Clip on Coffee

Searching for film scenes about food I have found several brief clips of Italian films. The link included at the end of this note takes you to a beautifully acted scene from a sixties film in which Sophia Loren prepares coffe for Vitorio Gassman. This is an excellent example on how food is an inspiring subject that leads to beautiful art. The scene combines the insinuating dialogue in a simple but suggestive space with the sensual photography of Loren talking about how to prepare coffy as she handles the coffe maker in the actual preparation of a perfect cup of coffy. The pervading sepia tone of the whole scene is suggestive of the warmth of the drink and its brown hue.