ref. Claude Lévi-Strauss
April 20, 2014 2:15 PM   Subscribe

The trailer for the 2012 documentary The Raw and the Cooked stands alone as a work of art, by capturing perfectly the best scenes from this beautiful film. Created by German filmmaker Monika Treut. Background.
posted by growabrain (9 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
That made me very hungry.
posted by xingcat at 2:41 PM on April 20, 2014 [2 favorites]

Wow, that was very beautiful. Made me hungry too.. but not just for food. And kind of embarrassed about the bucket of KFC extra crispy my son and I have been feasting on this afternoon, sigh...
posted by anguspodgorny at 3:32 PM on April 20, 2014

ref. Chris Corsano and Bill Orcutt
posted by facetious at 3:46 PM on April 20, 2014

damn you metafilter

now friggin taiwan is on my bucket list

christ, what an asshole site

and boy am i hungry
posted by lampshade at 4:37 PM on April 20, 2014

Not what I was expecting.
posted by fnerg at 4:50 PM on April 20, 2014 [1 favorite]

Also not what I was expecting.
posted by drlith at 4:56 PM on April 20, 2014 [2 favorites]

As a resident of Taiwan, I approve!
posted by rmmcclay at 9:10 PM on April 20, 2014

I think the trailer is way stronger than the full film. Even to someone very obsessed with Taipei's food cornucopia (I visited 4 times in 2 years just to eat!), the full documentary felt much too draggy.
posted by spamandkimchi at 10:17 PM on April 20, 2014 [1 favorite]

fnerg and drlith, probably also not what you were expecting. A much heralded documentary film in the era of Claude Levi-Strauss by the acclaimed director Jean Rouch.

(n.b. at one point during the ceremonies of these Ghanians, they have a vigorous argument over whether one of the main entrees should be offered raw or cooked. Sarah McLachlan & other friends of animals should probably refrain from watching. But the intro tells you that. In French.)
posted by beelzbubba at 12:34 PM on April 21, 2014

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