Food as Story and Spectacle in Big Night (1996)

  • Laura Beadling Youngstown State University
Keywords: food, cultural assimilation, mise en scene, spectacle


This featurette examples how Stanley Tucci and Campbell Scott use mise en scene elements to both contrast two competing Italian restaurants as well as to bring together strands of narrative with strands of spectacle in a way that cooperatively creates emotion and resolution in the film.