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Food in Film: Stylists and Symbolism

July 09, 2020 Holly and Hilary
Break it Down
Food in Film: Stylists and Symbolism
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Break it Down
Food in Film: Stylists and Symbolism
Jul 09, 2020
Holly and Hilary


Have you ever wondered how food is created for film? On this episode we explore the job of food stylists and how they create the delicious food we see on the big screen. We also delve into food symbolism and discuss our own interpretations of food in specific films such as The Godfather, Parasite, Inglorious Basterds and many more... So grab some snacks and join us as we break it down!

Artwork by: @akalashell
Boogie Woogie Bed by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Artist: http://audionautix.com/

Works Cited:

History of Food in Film & Food Stylists
Bracken, Erica. The Art and Secrets of Beautiful Food – The Role of the Food Stylist: https://thetaste.ie/wp/the-art-and-secrets-of-beautiful-food-the-role-of-the-food-stylist/
Carson, Diane, Cynthia Baron, and Mark Bernard. Appetites and anxieties: food, film, and the politics of representation. Wayne State University Press, 2013.

Custer, Delores. Food Styling: The Art of Preparing Food for the Camera. John Wiley & Sons, 2010.
Midsommar Food Stylist: What It Takes To Be A Food Stylist For Movies And TV Shows | Movies Insider: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8iL5wueXDs

Pure Imagination: The Story (Making) of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yyev_3S_Y4

Sheppard, Alyson. “14 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Hollywood Food Stylists”, 16 Feb. 2018: https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/524141/secrets-hollywood-food-stylists
Zimmerman, Steve. “Food in Films: A Star Is Born.” Gastronomica, vol. 9, no. 2, 2009, pp. 25–34. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/gfc.2009.9.2.25.

Chris Oliver:
Blog: http://starfoodstylist.blogspot.com/
Interview: Movie and TV Food Stylist Chris Oliver Tells All https://tribecafilm.com/news/movie-food-stylist-tells-all

Food Symbolism:
Bower, Anne, ed. Reel Food: Essays on Food and Film. Psychology Press, 2004.
Swartz, Suzy. American Nostalgia on a Bun: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2018/04/fast-food-nostalgia/558686/





Show Notes


Have you ever wondered how food is created for film? On this episode we explore the job of food stylists and how they create the delicious food we see on the big screen. We also delve into food symbolism and discuss our own interpretations of food in specific films such as The Godfather, Parasite, Inglorious Basterds and many more... So grab some snacks and join us as we break it down!

Artwork by: @akalashell
Boogie Woogie Bed by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Artist: http://audionautix.com/

Works Cited:

History of Food in Film & Food Stylists
Bracken, Erica. The Art and Secrets of Beautiful Food – The Role of the Food Stylist: https://thetaste.ie/wp/the-art-and-secrets-of-beautiful-food-the-role-of-the-food-stylist/
Carson, Diane, Cynthia Baron, and Mark Bernard. Appetites and anxieties: food, film, and the politics of representation. Wayne State University Press, 2013.

Custer, Delores. Food Styling: The Art of Preparing Food for the Camera. John Wiley & Sons, 2010.
Midsommar Food Stylist: What It Takes To Be A Food Stylist For Movies And TV Shows | Movies Insider: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8iL5wueXDs

Pure Imagination: The Story (Making) of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yyev_3S_Y4

Sheppard, Alyson. “14 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Hollywood Food Stylists”, 16 Feb. 2018: https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/524141/secrets-hollywood-food-stylists
Zimmerman, Steve. “Food in Films: A Star Is Born.” Gastronomica, vol. 9, no. 2, 2009, pp. 25–34. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/10.1525/gfc.2009.9.2.25.

Chris Oliver:
Blog: http://starfoodstylist.blogspot.com/
Interview: Movie and TV Food Stylist Chris Oliver Tells All https://tribecafilm.com/news/movie-food-stylist-tells-all

Food Symbolism:
Bower, Anne, ed. Reel Food: Essays on Food and Film. Psychology Press, 2004.
Swartz, Suzy. American Nostalgia on a Bun: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2018/04/fast-food-nostalgia/558686/