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Tampopo

Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 9:15pm to 11:09pm

Willard Straight Theatre
Central Campus

Introduction by Andrew Campana (Asian Studies)

"A bowl of ramen consists of various ingredients: shinachiku roots, pork, spring onions. However, in order to obtain the true essence of the dish, you must observe the whole bowl first. Jûzô Itami's Tampopo is a gastro-lucid, pygmalion-esque ‘Ramen-Western'-a visual, culinary cornucopia where food, life, death, and sex simmer into one singular broth. On the film's glossy surface, it's a slow cooked tale about two slick truckers who act as svengalis to a struggling noodle shop owner, yet, much like chopsticks rotating through the soup, Tampopo throws out parallel storylines like pinches of flavor-enhancing salt. The main ingredients include: a symphony of noodle slurping at an etiquette class, a stylish gangster and his partner passing egg yolk back and forth mid-kiss, and a store owner trying to catch a habitual ‘Food-Fondler.' Heavily influenced by genre-visionaries like Sergio Leone, Itami's absurdist and downright Dada-inflected scenes also follow the leads of Luis Buñuel and Robert Downey Sr." (Cinefamily) Shown in a recent digital restoration.website: janusfilms.com

 

 

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Event Type

Film

Departments

Cornell Cinema, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies

Tags

film, movie, tfdcin, Movies, cinema, perfhum

Website

http://cinema.cornell.edu/tampopo

Cost

All Access Pass: $0 or Tickets: $7/students, $5.50/grads, $7.50/seniors, $9.50/general

Group
Cornell Cinema
Contact E-Mail

taa39@cornell.edu

Contact Name

Teresa Alvis

Contact Phone

607-255-3522

Open To

Public