I usually chafe when director Wes Anderson is labelled “twee,” but as an enthusiastic, sticky-fingered gobbler of bark and ash encrusted campfire s’mores, I did enjoy a rather rowdy laugh at his expense while watching the above video.
Each entry in filmmaker David Ma’s #FoodFilms series starts with a hypothesis that pairs a simple, familiar dish with a director whose visual style is well established.
What if Wes Anderson made S’mores?
Ma’s early marination in the realms of food styling and advertising is a recipe for success here.
The formally engraved card! The ribbon motif! The costumes!
The look is more Grand Budapest Hotel than the camp-themed Moonrise Kingdom, but no matter. That more obvious pairing started tasting a tad over-chewed around the time of the Moonrise Kingdom-inspired wedding photo shoot.
Ma’s homage to Quentin Tarantino is a butch and bloody take on spaghetti and meatballs.
To paraphrase Jean-Luc Godard, "It's not blood. It’s red sauce.”
The soundtrack suggests that Ma’s ear is just as keen as his eye.
45 seconds in, there's a Part 2, as an extra treat for QT fans.
However satisfied viewers may feel with these hijinks, their appetite for the project is far from satiated. Sequel requests are piling up:
What if Kubrick made Toast?
What if Tim Burton made a grilled cheese sandwich?
What if Woody Allen made pizza?
What if Steven Spielberg made cupcakes?
What if Kurosawa made scrambled eggs?
What if Guy Ritchie did a Full English Fry-Up?
Readers, what director-dish pairing would you order up? Let us know in the comments.
via W Magazine