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
Why are 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 have film directors depicted the relationship of food to culture, sex, fantasy, and fear? This course examines food, its production and consumption, and related sociopolitical and emotional issues in relation to film. Narrative, visual, and symbolic uses of food are explored in the context of contemporary popular culture.