Feasting Your Eyes: Food and Film
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Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: School of Undergraduate Studies
Department: Food Studies
Course Number: NFDS 3615
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
- Food Studies
- Cultural Studies
Why is food and eating so prominent in movies of all genres? Why have movies centered on food become so popular in the past few decades? How do film directors portray the relationship of food to culture, sex, fantasy and fear? This course examines how food, its production and consumption, and elated socio-political and emotional issues. Narrative, visual, and symbolic uses of food are explored in the context of contemporary popular culture.