As you Americans and company dive head-first into your Thanksgiving dinners and celebrations, spare a few moments from setting the table, stuffing the turkey, and whatever else, take a little time to relax for a moment to browse this quick cinematic last-minute check-list.
I’m sure the food will be in abundance for many, but spare a thought for those whose food supply perhaps may be less fruitful, and even used as currency.
You could store store away your scrumptious pies in the refrigerator, you can always warm them later – dependent on the filling and the pastry of course. Delicious I’m sure.
In spite of violent struggles with your employers or colleagues, a troubled family, far too much running for young legs, and having waffles make ends meet, please, please don’t give up.
Choose a good, fine wine, with plenty of history and life, preferably from a delicious Pinot grape, but no fucking Merlot. And do not chew gum.
Embrace in rich, continental indulgences, enjoy the sweet little luxuries and decadent treats. Make do with chocolate if you cannot get Juliette Binoche.
Try to stay calm and not have some kind of glass-smashing tantrum if you can’t have what you particularly want to eat.
Five Easy Pieces (1970)
Ugly, oafish behavior does nothing to ease the ambiance of a large gathering around a table of food. Behave, or you might be on the menu.
The Cook, the Thief, his Wife, and Her Lover (1989)
You will need plenty for the turkey, plonk some on your vegetables, and likely you’ll require some for your desserts, it can be used for all sorts – so do not forget the butter.
Last Tango in Paris (1972)
Show your true gratitude to those that have taken you in, sheltered you, to those that have shown true acts of kindness and self-sacrifice. Buy a lottery ticket too.
Babette’s Feast (1987)
Even if there is some crazy stuff going on around you, no matter how much is real or imagery, just goof around, explore your nourishment, and have a lot of fun. Just mind the chandelier.
Happy Thanksgiving one and all!