Monday, July 28, 2014

The Hundred Foot Journey: The Food Feud Featurette


I've been following the making of The Hundred Foot Journey - the Helen Mirren film coming out next week on August 8th - sharing behind the scenes looks at production design and images from the French location courtesy of Sally Tharpe Rowles blog, Between Here and There. The link will take you to Sally's take on the book by Richard C. Morais. 


Today I'm sharing a short featurette/trailer combo featuring Oprah Winfrey and Steven Speilberg, both producers on the movie. They talk about that '100 foot journey' representing everything we go through, whether it's out of love or friendship, that you have to walk a distance to achieve something of value for yourself.


I think my favorite bit is the father, the owner of the Indian restaurant, played by the acclaimed Indian actor, Om Puri, when he tells Mirren "Enough of you! Always up there like a queen or something." A nice nod to Mirren's Academy Award winning role in The Queen.

The Hundred Foot Journey stars Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Juhi Chawla and Charlotte Le Bon, directed by Lasse Halstrom from script by Steven Knight based on book The Hundred Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais. 

Bon Appetit!

5 comments:

  1. Yes, this looks like one I will like.

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    1. Hi Deb
      Thanks for stopping by. I agree with you; it looks like one I'll like as well.

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  2. Sim, I still can't get through the book! Did you read it? Do you think it would be cheating to just jump to the France section? I'd probably miss all kinds of background. It looks like a terrific movie, and the idea of taking those few steps to change your life is a good one. Still, I wonder who got through that first section to learn this would be a great movie idea. Sigh... Thanks for playing along with Dreaming of France. Here’s my Dreaming of France meme

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  3. Hi Sim, thanks again for linking to me....I am laughing reading Paulita's comment. Funny she doesn't like the first part of the book....that was actually the part I liked best....it seemed the most realistic to me...& I liked reading about the Indian cuisine w/it's spices etc. I will do another little blog post regarding the film ....seems I am going to miss seeing it in France....it does not come out here until Sept. 10 & my flight back is the 6. I am totally disappointed. Thanks again for sharing my posts....I have enjoyed this.

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    1. Hi Sally
      Thank YOU! It was fun to tap into your posts, and it made my life so much easier on Dreaming of France days:) It IS funny; you liked reading about the spices and that's the part Paulita found a bit tedious due to the trickiness of the words, (I imagine.)
      What I'm finding funny is that over here, the advertising emphasizes both Oprah and Spielberg; not many producers are as, if not more, famous than a movie's stars.
      Enjoy the rest of your summer in France. It must be heaven!

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