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Okay, for part of my film course I have decided (pretty much on a whim) to write about 'the use of eggs as symbolism in the modern European thriller', whilst also looking briefly at the history of eggs in film.

I'm concentrating mainly on Funny Games and Harry, He's Here To Help, also mentioning Svankmajer's Faust. Earlier examples so far are thin on the ground (obviously Cool Hand Luke, but the only other ones people have suggested are things like Airplane and Ghostbusters, which is not exactly the direction I was looking for but may have to do). I may also change 'thriller' simply to 'cinema' for the sake of ease of definition.

So, gimme some egg films. Please. [And yes, I am going to headline my piece 'Eggs-treme cinema']

emily kawasaki (emil.y), Monday, 22 September 2003 09:47 (nineteen years ago) link

Alien?

Girolamo Savonarola, Monday, 22 September 2003 13:08 (nineteen years ago) link

Easter Eggs play a big role in Critters 2: The Main Course.

Eric H. (Eric H.), Monday, 22 September 2003 14:16 (nineteen years ago) link

An egg is used briefly as a symbol in Angel Heart.

Anthony (Anthony F), Monday, 22 September 2003 17:07 (nineteen years ago) link

Bugsy Malone - "as sure as eggs is eggs..."

adaml (adaml), Monday, 22 September 2003 19:02 (nineteen years ago) link

I can't believe nobody said: Tampopo

Pete Scholtes, Monday, 22 September 2003 20:56 (nineteen years ago) link

What you need is "Cluck! The True Story of Chickens in the Cinema" by Jon-Stephen Fink (Virgin Books) O/P, but I have a copy and so does this place:

http://www.concharbooks.co.uk/film-television-theatre-media-books.htm

Alan (Alan), Tuesday, 23 September 2003 11:56 (nineteen years ago) link

Pink Flamingoes isn't really a modern European thriller is it?

udu wudu (udu wudu), Saturday, 27 September 2003 16:27 (nineteen years ago) link

Does it have eggs in it? When? I can't remember if I own it but I at least know people who will - or is it just that, um, Flamingos lay eggs?

And someone else has suggested Tampopo to me but I don't know anything about it - is it easy to get hold of?

emily kawasaki (emil.y), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 15:09 (nineteen years ago) link

nineteen years pass...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edie_and_the_Eggs

| (Latham Green), Friday, 20 January 2023 15:50 (two weeks ago) link


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