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FMK 354 Food, Film and Culture (3 credits)

This course addresses the use of food as a metaphor in classic and recent films and examines the role of food from a cultural, historic, and economic lens. Food in film has emerged as a cinematic genre of study recognizing the symbolic role of food for emotional, political, cultural, familial, and economic issues. The course also includes an introduction to the craft of technically presenting food in film and commercial media, and consumer response to food visuals. Course mechanics include discussion, short essays, and a group presentation and report. These assignments examine the symbolic use of food in film and the commercial opportunities food presents in the various settings viewed. A true ‘foodie’ delight.