Tag Archives: film noir

Angel Face (1952)

I’ve just got back from a trip to France where I stayed with Peter Graham, former film writer and now a food writer and translator, and the author/editor of books including The French New Wave: Critical Landmarks (1968, 2009) A Dictionary of Film (1964,1968), Classic Cheese Cookery (1988, 2004) and Mourjou: The Life and Food […]

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Mildred Pierce (1945 and 2011)

Mildred Pierce (1941 book, 1945 Michael Curtiz film, and 2011 Todd Haynes TV miniseries) is currently occupying my thoughts and my tastebuds. In all of three versions of the story, food – namely fried chicken, waffles and pies – is central to plot and characterisation. Food also conveys much about the gender politics of the […]