Thursday, March 05, 2020
Thursday Movie Picks (Seven Deadly Sins Edition): Gluttony
In the tenth week of 2020 for Wandering Through the Shelves' Thursday Movie Picks. We return to the subject of the seven deadly sins in the theme of gluttony. Defined as an act of over-consumption and over-indulgence, it is considered a sin by eating a lot and withholding food or other things from the needy. Here are my three picks:
1. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
The famed adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel about a brilliant yet reclusive chocolate maker who opens his factory for a few special guests after years of being closed. One of the five winners of the golden ticket is a fat German kid named Augustus Gloop who not only loves chocolate but also food. He eats too much and upon entering the factory, he is starving as he just eats everything but also drinks the chocolate on the chocolate river until he falls into the river. His character is this representation of gluttony as he would be sucked down into a pipe and nearly become fudge.
2. Monty Python's the Meaning of Life
One of the film’s segments in this subject of life involves an obese character in Mr. Creosote who is portrayed by the film’s director in the late, great Terry Jones. Here is this man that vomits up everything he’s eaten as he’s about to have a large meal as he’s attended to by John Cleese as a waiter and Eric Idle as another waiter carrying the vomit bucket. After he eats this gargantuan meal and drink lots of wine, the waiter offers him a wafer mint to finish. It’s a sketch that plays into the dark humor of gluttony but also what happens when one doesn’t realize when he’s had enough.
3. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
One of the villains that Austin Powers deal with in the 1999 sequel to the 1997 hit spy comedy involves this obese Scotsman known as Fat Bastard who is played by Mike Myers who also plays Powers and the main antagonist Dr. Evil. Here is a guy that will eat anything but also takes massive shits as he also thinks he’s dead sexy. Yet, he also likes to eat babies where he tries to go after Mini-Me and then offers a countertrade of giving Dr. Evil back the money in favor of Mini-Me so he can eat him. It’s a hilarious character who would return for the underwhelming third film as he also reveals the sadness of why he eats so much.
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