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(Coming Soon)   Scorsese fanboy Anthony Bourdain hosts public showing of Goodfellas, says there is no finer American movie and that food scenes are true to reality. "You like Paulie a little bit because you see that he's taking the time to be gentle with his garlic"   (comingsoon.net) divider line 48
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2013-03-16 03:54:12 AM
Poor screws
 
2013-03-16 04:49:35 AM
Veal cutlets, pasta and meat sauce with helicopters. My favorite meal ever.
 
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2013-03-16 04:59:32 AM
th00.deviantart.net

Say what you will, but Anthony Bourdain is livin' the dream, it seems.
 
2013-03-16 05:28:52 AM
Put three small onions, that's all I did.
 
2013-03-16 05:40:42 AM
In this day and age, what the fock is this world coming to? I can't believe this. A Jew broad, prejudiced against Italians.
 
2013-03-16 05:47:19 AM
Sexualized Nourishment...
 
2013-03-16 05:53:23 AM
I've sliced my my garlic with a truffle slicer ever since.

/when you can see through it, it just melts into the dish.

/that's a cooking tip by the way
 
2013-03-16 06:00:11 AM
Scorsese's mom in that movie is awesome. It's like he cloned my grandma.
 
2013-03-16 06:29:43 AM
What is it about this guy that people put particular value on his opinions? He always just seems misinformed and angry.
 
2013-03-16 06:40:11 AM

T.M.S.: What is it about this guy that people put particular value on his opinions? He always just seems misinformed and angry.


I never liked him.

I'm not sure if it was before or after it was cool (or not cool?) to not like him? I just know he's comes off as a self-important ass in an especially annoying way.

I mean, Gordon Ramsey is a dick, but still somehow watchable if I'm too fat and lazy to sit up and reach for the remote.

But Anthony Bourdain? I'll change the channel even if that action required situps, jogging and doing the dishes. He laughs at his own jokes, has terrible taste... just ugh meets meh in my book.
 
2013-03-16 06:48:11 AM

MurphyMurphy: T.M.S.: What is it about this guy that people put particular value on his opinions? He always just seems misinformed and angry.

I never liked him.

I'm not sure if it was before or after it was cool (or not cool?) to not like him? I just know he's comes off as a self-important ass in an especially annoying way.

I mean, Gordon Ramsey is a dick, but still somehow watchable if I'm too fat and lazy to sit up and reach for the remote.

But Anthony Bourdain? I'll change the channel even if that action required situps, jogging and doing the dishes. He laughs at his own jokes, has terrible taste... just ugh meets meh in my book.


This is him not giving a fark.   This is us watching him not give a fark.

But, as with Conan, he has over the years gone from "authentic, slightly nerdy guy trying to be cool" to "self important ass."
 
2013-03-16 06:48:37 AM

T.M.S.: What is it about this guy that people put particular value on his opinions? He always just seems misinformed and angry.


Everyone seems to be misinformed and angry. He just speaks his mind.

/which I  like... He's honest

A good deal better than the quotes from a lot of other chefs in the bis.
 
2013-03-16 06:49:24 AM
Just look at this "article". The man had absolutely nothing interesting to say about the film at all. And the insipid interpretation of the depiction of Italian Americans on film was just moronic.

But I guess he looked cool chain smoking in a leather jacket while he said all that idiotic crap.
 
2013-03-16 07:03:50 AM

T.M.S.: Just look at this "article". The man had absolutely nothing interesting to say about the film at all. And the insipid interpretation of the depiction of Italian Americans on film was just moronic.

But I guess he looked cool chain smoking in a leather jacket while he said all that idiotic crap.


TMS, you might want to lighten up a little. Do you understand the mental capacity  of Americans when it comes to talent?
 
2013-03-16 07:09:48 AM

T.M.S.: What is it about this guy that people put particular value on his opinions? He always just seems misinformed and angry.


it would behoove him to maybe take a intro to film appreciation course, or to read up on symbolism. his comment about Pesci's character being made then murdered for his misdeed is embarrassing to read. he's a moran.
 
2013-03-16 07:18:12 AM
Who is this guy and why does anyone give a shiat about what he thinks about movies?
 
2013-03-16 07:21:03 AM

T.M.S.: What is it about this guy that people put particular value on his opinions? He always just seems misinformed and angry.


We live in an  age that puts great value on the opinions of misinformed, angry people.
You dumb, stupid asshole of a Spaniard from Cleveland.
 
2013-03-16 07:24:59 AM
I'm having a great big chuckle at the people who came here to bash bourdain's article without realizing he didn't write the article.
 
2013-03-16 07:33:04 AM

AlwaysRightBoy: T.M.S.: Just look at this "article". The man had absolutely nothing interesting to say about the film at all. And the insipid interpretation of the depiction of Italian Americans on film was just moronic.

But I guess he looked cool chain smoking in a leather jacket while he said all that idiotic crap.

TMS, you might want to lighten up a little. Do you understand the mental capacity  of Americans when it comes to talent?



Of course. That's my job. But this was an IFC event. One would expect a higher level of analysis other than idiotically pointing out "The cooking is as it should be and as you'd expect of the characters.."
 
2013-03-16 07:36:07 AM
I think mobster movies have more food scenes than any other genre.

Seriously, what is it with these guys and restaurants? And they don't just go there to talk either, they actually order huge meals and they're wolfing them down while they conduct business. I think they show more guys eating than getting whacked. There's something odd about that particular trope. It's like cop movies and strip clubs.
 
2013-03-16 07:38:34 AM

log_jammin: I'm having a great big chuckle at the people who came here to bash bourdain's article without realizing he didn't write the article.


we don't need any stinkin' articles!
 
2013-03-16 07:39:12 AM

log_jammin: I'm having a great big chuckle at the people who came here to bash bourdain's article without realizing he didn't write the article.


I do believe mention has been made of "angry and misinformed."
 
2013-03-16 07:57:16 AM

T.M.S.: AlwaysRightBoy: T.M.S.: Just look at this "article". The man had absolutely nothing interesting to say about the film at all. And the insipid interpretation of the depiction of Italian Americans on film was just moronic.

But I guess he looked cool chain smoking in a leather jacket while he said all that idiotic crap.

TMS, you might want to lighten up a little. Do you understand the mental capacity  of Americans when it comes to talent?


Of course. That's my job. But this was an IFC event. One would expect a higher level of analysis other than idiotically pointing out "The cooking is as it should be and as you'd expect of the characters.."


I totally agree with you , but as one who spins the wheels of advertising, I could care less.

/I do all the cooking in my household
 
2013-03-16 08:11:23 AM

AlwaysRightBoy: T.M.S.: AlwaysRightBoy: T.M.S.: Just look at this "article". The man had absolutely nothing interesting to say about the film at all. And the insipid interpretation of the depiction of Italian Americans on film was just moronic.

But I guess he looked cool chain smoking in a leather jacket while he said all that idiotic crap.

TMS, you might want to lighten up a little. Do you understand the mental capacity  of Americans when it comes to talent?


Of course. That's my job. But this was an IFC event. One would expect a higher level of analysis other than idiotically pointing out "The cooking is as it should be and as you'd expect of the characters.."

I totally agree with you , but as one who spins the wheels of advertising, I could care less.

/I do all the cooking in my household




Exactly. And in both cases you do what you do well cause you know your audience. This guy had an audience of film snobs and went with:

Bourdain elaborated on this more in regards to the characters in the film. "I think one of the things that's really interesting about this film is how every time you start to like Henry and when we find ourselves rooting for what is essentially a murderous psychopath, they'll throw in some totally extraneous casual racism that they could have easily done without. They really cost the filmmaker and character sympathy but that would be his attitude. He would be a racist and that's one of the things I admire is that it's uncompromising as far as manipulating your affections. You're constantly reminded that these are really disgusting people that you're liking and enjoying spending time with."
 
2013-03-16 08:31:24 AM

Nabb1: log_jammin: I'm having a great big chuckle at the people who came here to bash bourdain's article without realizing he didn't write the article.

I do believe mention has been made of "angry and misinformed."


I shall add anyone who doesn't understand the difference between criticizing the SUBJECT of an article with the ARTICLE itself to the misinformed  list.

I have no idea how angry he/ she is about it.
 
2013-03-16 09:14:24 AM
Is "angry and misinformed" the new "shallow and pedantic"?

/Italian broad who finds Bourdain amusing
 
2013-03-16 09:33:00 AM
There is 1 scene in Goodfellas that bothers me.When they stop by Pescis'
Moms house to pick up a knife.She puts out the pasta and gravy and meatballs.
And Deniro puts ketchup on his pasta.

/shakes head.
 
2013-03-16 09:43:01 AM
"... so go home and get your spice rack..."
 
2013-03-16 10:07:29 AM
Because when one is criticizing the SUBJECT of an article they put the word "article" in quotes.
 
2013-03-16 11:16:47 AM

W.C.fields forever: There is 1 scene in Goodfellas that bothers me.When they stop by Pescis'
Moms house to pick up a knife.She puts out the pasta and gravy and meatballs.
And Deniro puts ketchup on his pasta.

/shakes head.


Because he was half Irish, Jimmy Conway.    And it is sauce, not gravy.
 
2013-03-16 11:20:32 AM
You know, your reaction to the jailhouse meal scene shouldn't be "Wow, look at how Paulie's cutting that garlic with a razor blade." It should be "How the fark are they living like that in prison?"

All the touches to make the gangsters appear to be "lovable" are only there to set up the revelation of what total scumbags they are later.
 
2013-03-16 12:33:39 PM
Yeah about the garlic.

I read an article (and I think it was here) about Goofellas and some of the poetic license taken in writing about the Mafia and prison.

Marty was part of the article.

It was pointed out that the scene where Paulie was slicing the garlic so thin that it liqufied was just some bullshiat they wrote and no basis in reality. They just made it up. The liquifying part that is.

'Goodfellas' and 'Casino' make me a little nuts. There are parts in both movies where there is so much ham-fisted acting as to be unworthy of Scorsese and then there are parts that are just so totally absorbing that it makes me feel I am right there.

Weird. And FWIW my favorite part of 'GF' is the end where Ray is on the witness stand and then gets up and starts talking to the camera.

Plus this: 'I ordered pasta with marinara sauce and got egg noodles and ketchup.'
 
2013-03-16 01:58:33 PM

Ishkur: I think mobster movies have more food scenes than any other genre.

Seriously, what is it with these guys and restaurants? And they don't just go there to talk either, they actually order huge meals and they're wolfing them down while they conduct business. I think they show more guys eating than getting whacked. There's something odd about that particular trope. It's like cop movies and strip clubs.


Eye-talians like food. That goes for gangsters, writers and directors.
"All right, you shot them both. Now what do you do?"
"Sit down and finish my dinner."

Gimme Clemenza making sauce in "The Godfather." I swear to God, it was like Mario Puzo had hung around my grandfather.
 
2013-03-16 02:00:18 PM

W.C.fields forever: There is 1 scene in Goodfellas that bothers me.When they stop by Pescis'
Moms house to pick up a knife.She puts out the pasta and gravy noodles and meatballs.
And Deniro puts ketchup on his pasta.

/shakes head.


Jimmy was Irish. That might have something to do with it. But he was around the Italians so much I cannot help but wonder.

Hey, what an interesting question for the film/ food expert Mr. Anthony Bourdain. What would Jimmy's eating habits and tastes be like after a lifetime immersed in a world obsessed by both race and food? How would being raised Irish contribute to his character due to this?

And if you have a moment how does that relate to the Sopranos and their particular depiction of both Italian-Americans and true Italians in that show's "world" of mobsters. Hell, expand that:

One of the interesting things about Goodfellas is it is really a gangster movie and not a mafia movie at all. So how would our characters and their removal from the "inner circle" of true mafia members be illustrated by food in the story telling? And how did the director use food to make the simple point that Henry and Jimmy would always be outsiders. (hint, it's in the garlic scene that all you took away from is Italian men know how to make Italian food)

That would be a start Mr. B.
 
2013-03-16 02:49:35 PM

Ishkur: I think mobster movies have more food scenes than any other genre.

Seriously, what is it with these guys and restaurants? And they don't just go there to talk either, they actually order huge meals and they're wolfing them down while they conduct business. I think they show more guys eating than getting whacked. There's something odd about that particular trope. It's like cop movies and strip clubs.


The restaurant is usually a great front for laundering money. Not only are their bills now clean, they have a great place to meet, set up their friends and family with work AND bang the hot hostess after hours in the back office.
 
2013-03-16 04:30:35 PM

Ishkur: I think mobster movies have more food scenes than any other genre.

Seriously, what is it with these guys and restaurants? And they don't just go there to talk either, they actually order huge meals and they're wolfing them down while they conduct business. I think they show more guys eating than getting whacked. There's something odd about that particular trope. It's like cop movies and strip clubs.


I'm Italian and maybe I'm over-generalizing, but we care, A LOT, about our food. Look, you have to eat, why would you eat bad food? Eat the best food available, pay attention to the food and actually enjoy it.

My husband things it's weird that my dad and I will talk about a meal we had 10 or 20 years ago and that we remember exactly what we ate. It seems totally normal to us and why wouldn't you remember a great meal?

I never had pasta or sauce that wasn't home made until after I graduated from college. I started helping my grandmother make pasta when I was about 5, knew how to do it on my own by the time I was 11 or 12. When the Campbells soup commercial came on and said "mmm mmm good" I would say "eww eww yuck" and I felt sorry for kids who had parents that made them eat that.

Thanksgiving dinner started with lasagna as the first course. We also had turkey and the usual fixings. There would also be some sort of roast beef or pork. My aunt's husband is greek, so there was always greek stuffing as well. And a few other side dishes we love, like fried artichokes. We would spend a couple of hours eating, with breaks inbetween courses. It's a feast, you don't just wolf everything down at once. We take a walk between dinner and desert. I seriously don't understand these holiday dinners where you sit down and eat everything at once and are done 20 minutes after you started. How is that special? Why don't you slow down and actually pay attention to your food and truly enjoy it?
When i was in collehe, people would get excited when the dining hall served spaghetti. I was repulsed by the sight of that mess and couldn't understand how people could eat it.

I don't know if it's inborn or because you start hearing about out from birth, but it's just a deeply ingrained caring and appreciation for food.

When my MIL broke her leg, I flew up there and spent three days cooking and filled the freezer because I couldn't stand the thought of her not having good food while she recovered.

My reaction to really good or really bad news is "I'll make lasagna." Either you want good food to celebrate or you need good food to console you. There's no need to eat bad food.

And that's true regardless. If you're having a big business meeting and discussing who to whack, you still want good food.
 
2013-03-16 04:35:54 PM

Phins: Ishkur: I think mobster movies have more food scenes than any other genre.

Seriously, what is it with these guys and restaurants? And they don't just go there to talk either, they actually order huge meals and they're wolfing them down while they conduct business. I think they show more guys eating than getting whacked. There's something odd about that particular trope. It's like cop movies and strip clubs.

I'm Italian and maybe I'm over-generalizing, but we care, A LOT, about our food. Look, you have to eat, why would you eat bad food? Eat the best food available, pay attention to the food and actually enjoy it.

My husband things it's weird that my dad and I will talk about a meal we had 10 or 20 years ago and that we remember exactly what we ate. It seems totally normal to us and why wouldn't you remember a great meal?

I never had pasta or sauce that wasn't home made until after I graduated from college. I started helping my grandmother make pasta when I was about 5, knew how to do it on my own by the time I was 11 or 12. When the Campbells soup commercial came on and said "mmm mmm good" I would say "eww eww yuck" and I felt sorry for kids who had parents that made them eat that.

Thanksgiving dinner started with lasagna as the first course. We also had turkey and the usual fixings. There would also be some sort of roast beef or pork. My aunt's husband is greek, so there was always greek stuffing as well. And a few other side dishes we love, like fried artichokes. We would spend a couple of hours eating, with breaks inbetween courses. It's a feast, you don't just wolf everything down at once. We take a walk between dinner and desert. I seriously don't understand these holiday dinners where you sit down and eat everything at once and are done 20 minutes after you started. How is that special? Why don't you slow down and actually pay attention to your food and truly enjoy it?
When i was in collehe, people would get excited when the dining hall serv ...


Are we related?
There was a line in "The Godfather" (the book, not the movie) after Sonny died where Mama started making sauce. "It was her finding that pain didn't dull hunger, but food dulled pain. She would have been aghast at a tranquilizer, but a crust of bread would have been fine." We take this shiat seriously.

/My grandmother's lasting wisdom: "Don't burn the garlic."
 
2013-03-16 05:03:37 PM
Yeah, yeah, that's real nice Anthony.  Now go home and get yer farkin' shine box.
 
2013-03-16 05:33:48 PM

Ishkur: I think mobster movies have more food scenes than any other genre..


The Role of Food in the Film The Godfather

www.sicilianoliveoil.co.uk
 
2013-03-16 05:37:47 PM
Where's my drink, Spider?
 
2013-03-16 07:22:24 PM
You wanna see helicopters?
 
2013-03-17 02:46:42 AM

log_jammin: Because when one is criticizing the SUBJECT of an article they put the word "article" in quotes.




You were confused by a more complex thought. Forgive me I was trying to keep it as simple as possible.

Its best not to be too pedantic. You make mistakes that way and every time you think you nabb one you really are an idiot for even trying.
 
2013-03-17 03:33:05 AM

Phins: Ishkur: I think mobster movies have more food scenes than any other genre.

Seriously, what is it with these guys and restaurants? And they don't just go there to talk either, they actually order huge meals and they're wolfing them down while they conduct business. I think they show more guys eating than getting whacked. There's something odd about that particular trope. It's like cop movies and strip clubs.

I'm Italian and maybe I'm over-generalizing, but we care, A LOT, about our food. Look, you have to eat, why would you eat bad food? Eat the best food available, pay attention to the food and actually enjoy it.

My husband things it's weird that my dad and I will talk about a meal we had 10 or 20 years ago and that we remember exactly what we ate. It seems totally normal to us and why wouldn't you remember a great meal?

I never had pasta or sauce that wasn't home made until after I graduated from college. I started helping my grandmother make pasta when I was about 5, knew how to do it on my own by the time I was 11 or 12. When the Campbells soup commercial came on and said "mmm mmm good" I would say "eww eww yuck" and I felt sorry for kids who had parents that made them eat that.

Thanksgiving dinner started with lasagna as the first course. We also had turkey and the usual fixings. There would also be some sort of roast beef or pork. My aunt's husband is greek, so there was always greek stuffing as well. And a few other side dishes we love, like fried artichokes. We would spend a couple of hours eating, with breaks inbetween courses. It's a feast, you don't just wolf everything down at once. We take a walk between dinner and desert. I seriously don't understand these holiday dinners where you sit down and eat everything at once and are done 20 minutes after you started. How is that special? Why don't you slow down and actually pay attention to your food and truly enjoy it?
When i was in collehe, people would get excited when the dining hall served spaghetti. I was repulsed by the sight of that mess and couldn't understand how people could eat it.

I don't know if it's inborn or because you start hearing about out from birth, but it's just a deeply ingrained caring and appreciation for food.

When my MIL broke her leg, I flew up there and spent three days cooking and filled the freezer because I couldn't stand the thought of her not having good food while she recovered.

My reaction to really good or really bad news is "I'll make lasagna." Either you want good food to celebrate or you need good food to console you. There's no need to eat bad food.

And that's true regardless. If you're having a big business meeting and discussing who to whack, you still want good food.


I cook professionally and still find your post the most smug, self-important (and dare I say: hipsterish) I've ever read.
 
2013-03-17 07:14:16 AM
It's  a good system.
 
2013-03-17 04:54:19 PM

Phins: Ishkur: I think mobster movies have more food scenes than any other genre.

Seriously, what is it with these guys and restaurants? And they don't just go there to talk either, they actually order huge meals and they're wolfing them down while they conduct business. I think they show more guys eating than getting whacked. There's something odd about that particular trope. It's like cop movies and strip clubs.

I'm Italian and maybe I'm over-generalizing, but we care, A LOT, about our food. Look, you have to eat, why would you eat bad food? Eat the best food available, pay attention to the food and actually enjoy it.

My husband things it's weird that my dad and I will talk about a meal we had 10 or 20 years ago and that we remember exactly what we ate. It seems totally normal to us and why wouldn't you remember a great meal?

I never had pasta or sauce that wasn't home made until after I graduated from college. I started helping my grandmother make pasta when I was about 5, knew how to do it on my own by the time I was 11 or 12. When the Campbells soup commercial came on and said "mmm mmm good" I would say "eww eww yuck" and I felt sorry for kids who had parents that made them eat that.

Thanksgiving dinner started with lasagna as the first course. We also had turkey and the usual fixings. There would also be some sort of roast beef or pork. My aunt's husband is greek, so there was always greek stuffing as well. And a few other side dishes we love, like fried artichokes. We would spend a couple of hours eating, with breaks inbetween courses. It's a feast, you don't just wolf everything down at once. We take a walk between dinner and desert. I seriously don't understand these holiday dinners where you sit down and eat everything at once and are done 20 minutes after you started. How is that special? Why don't you slow down and actually pay attention to your food and truly enjoy it?
When i was in collehe, people would get excited when the dining hall serv ...


You sound fat.
 
2013-03-17 05:27:22 PM

theflatline: W.C.fields forever: There is 1 scene in Goodfellas that bothers me.When they stop by Pescis'
Moms house to pick up a knife.She puts out the pasta and gravy and meatballs.
And Deniro puts ketchup on his pasta.

/shakes head.

Because he was half Irish, Jimmy Conway.    And it is sauce, not gravy.


So thats an Irish thing.

/shakes head.
 
2013-03-17 10:58:13 PM

theflatline: W.C.fields forever: There is 1 scene in Goodfellas that bothers me.When they stop by Pescis'
Moms house to pick up a knife.She puts out the pasta and gravy and meatballs.
And Deniro puts ketchup on his pasta.

/shakes head.

Because he was half Irish, Jimmy Conway.    And it is sauce, not gravy.


Aaaand I favorited ya...next to your name it says"And it is sauce.not gravy.
 
2013-03-20 05:18:57 AM

T.M.S.: You were confused by a more complex thought. Forgive me I was trying to keep it as simple as possible.

Its best not to be too pedantic. You make mistakes that way and every time you think you nabb one you really are an idiot for even trying.


when grown ups make a mistake , they try to learn from that mistake instead of just calling the person who pointed it out to them, stupid.
 
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