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Foodie Film Feastival: Some Like it Hot

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Food and film work together on screen and off. Dinner and a movie is an entity unto itself. And what’s the point of dinner and a movie? In the basest terms, an interlude to intimacy.

Today, I’ve pulled a few scenes where food, film and sex combine for a tasty and titillating result. Above you’ll see Tom Jones, as played by young Albert Finney, seduced over poultry much the way Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway played chess in “The Thomas Crown Affair.”

Below, Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger use food as foreplay in “9 1/2 Weeks.”

More subtle is the passion between star-crossed lovers Tita and Pedro in “Like Water for Chocolate” but with no different result. (Please excuse the lame dubbing)

Hope to see you at the Foodie Film FEASTival, which starts Thursday and runs through Saturday.

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