Lee Leying

Tampopo by Juzo Itami (1985)

In Japan on May 3, 2011 at 4:42 pm

For this entry, since the film is related to eating food, I shall attempt to concoct my own film recipe, based on the reviews I’ve come across. The skeletal structure of the recipe is based on spicy miso ramen.
INGREDIENTS FOR TAMPOPO:

Fresh “noodle western” (rambunctious mixture of the bawdy and the sublime)
4 cups of connection between food and sex
4 tablespoons of Zen lesson in the proper way to contemplate, caress, and devour pork noodles
3-4 teaspoons of  free, fluid storytelling style that allows Juzo Itami to free-associate his way effortlessly in and out of his various vignettes
1/2 teaspoon of comic vignettes to demonstrate how food can affect different aspects of our lives
2 “egg yolk” exchange (film’s kinkiest stunt)
1/2 can pinches of supermarket produce
1 baby nursing at its mother’s breast
1 vacuum to suck food out of a choking man’s mouth
1 tablespoon  of spirit of his film which is exultant, orgiastic
Light humour to add taste (optional)
Some seasoned “entertaining, light-hearted story” with a creative western twist, while also creating a humorous dedication to food. (cut into thin strips)

Real recipe found at [source]

References:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/longterm/movies/videos/tampoponrhinson_a0c94d.htm
http://www.japanisdoomed.com/2008/03/07/review-tampopo
http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/19870911/REVIEWS/709110301/1023
http://www.filmcritic.com/reviews/1985/tampopo/
http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/8663/tampopo/
http://www.asianloop.com/review/30/Tampopo

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