Sunday, September 19, 2021

A Film Clip on Coffee Peparation

The link included takes you to a beautifully acted scene from a sixties Italian film in which Sophia Loren prepares coffee for Vittorio Gassman. 

This fragment 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 coffee as she handles the coffee maker in the actual preparation of a perfect cup of caffe alla napoletana

The flower Gassman cuts from a pot may well be a gardenia and thus another reference to the aroma of the coffee being prepared
The pervading sepia tone of the whole scene is suggestive of the warmth of the drink and its brown hue.