Here's a clip from film critic Elvis Mitchell's interview with Quentin Tarantino about his use of foods and especially restaurants in his films. It has been set to clips from Tarantino's films by Daniel Goodbaum, in which characters are eating and otherwise interacting with restaurants. Says Tarantino, "I've always found restaurant scenes to be kind of ritualistic...I have rituals play out, and some of them are the rituals of the balance in power shifting or being established." Below, Tarantino talks about why his characters actually eat and how "one of the drawbacks about doing a movie about slavery in the antebellum South is that I can't just put them in a restaurant and have them discuss the plot."
Video: Tarantino Food Power