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"In Tampopo, the drive to consume is a form of lust, and the line between eating and fucking is a blurry one. Whereas Chang turns to science to rethink traditional processes in food, Itami’s has his characters, a gangster and his moll, quite literally fuck with the classics. Canonical preparations like prawns cooked in Cognac are turned into sexual foreplay, the flailing of the booze-drowned crustaceans an erotic caress."
10:00 am • 11 December 2012 • 2 notes
Willy, I have a crazy early childhood memory of seeing this movie at my grandparents’ “film club” and being hustled out of the room during a sex scene! It shaped my little brain.
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