The Symbolism of Food in Movies

Food may seem like just a slice of life in movies, but more often than not it's symbolic, although that symbolism could be so subtle that you don't even see it. When a certain food is used over and over, cinephiles notice it and carry that idea on from movie to movie. Here, Du Cinema looks at the symbolism of oranges, apples, and other particular foods, as well as full meals and what they mean. It's often a foreshadowing of violence, but that depends on the director. The title of this video is about villains drinking milk, which happens more than you ever noticed, but it isn't addressed until almost eight minutes in. The video contains NSFW language. If you want to skip the embedded ad, start at 1:40. -via Digg

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