Foodie Film FEASTival: Flavor on the Screen
“Big Night” is my favorite food film. There might be better ones, but this one is my absolute favorite. I remember watching it on DVD with great friends Anne and Guido Ferlo, who lived through the time period depicted and hailed from New York. Louis Prima was no stranger to them, neither was the food.
As for this succession of scenes, you had better be prepared to eat. Call Vito’s, Trattoria il Centro, Rococo, Sophabella’s, Benvenuti’s, Stella Modern Italian, Bellini’s, Flip’s or Papa Dio’s. Whatever your favorite Italian restaurant, make reservations now because you are going to want some in 7:53.
Stanley Tucci and Campbell Scott combined to make this independent film in 1996, a truly great food film. Ian Holm steals the show but in this montage you’ll see Isabella Rossellini, Minnie Driver, Tony Shalhoub, and Marc Antony.
Hope to see you out at the Foodie Film Feastival on Thursday.