A Star Is Corn: An Edible Film Odyssey

A Star Is Corn: An Edible Film Odyssey

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by Brock Lee
     
 

Move over, Judy Garland! It's about time vegetables got some credit — movie credit,that is. A Star Is Corn is a fresh take on the movie industry, taking us on a tour of Hollywood with more than thirty movie scenes and posters — from Pinocchio to Austin Powers, starring honeydew melons, onions, butternut squash, and plenty more. Who would have

Overview

Move over, Judy Garland! It's about time vegetables got some credit — movie credit,that is. A Star Is Corn is a fresh take on the movie industry, taking us on a tour of Hollywood with more than thirty movie scenes and posters — from Pinocchio to Austin Powers, starring honeydew melons, onions, butternut squash, and plenty more. Who would have thought that a red potato with features fashioned from radish and eggplant could have passed for Marlon Brando in Apocalypse Now? Or that a winter squash and a couple of endive leaves could be Yoda's spitting image?

In addition to these hilarious scenes, there are tips on how to create your own veggie sculptures as well as deliciously funny commentary on the little-known vegetable-movie connections. From Kirk Douglas in 'Sparagus to Russell Crowe in Gladi-Tater, from Shirley Temple in The Little Kernel to Meg Ryan in You've Got Kale, A Star Is Corn brings you Hollywood as you've never seen it before — just don't forget the popcorn.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060096816
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/01/2003
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
8.16(w) x 8.16(h) x 0.42(d)

Meet the Author

Brock Lee is the nom legume of author Paul Eagle. Paul's attraction to vegetables began at an early age, when his thematic sculpture for the high school prom, Bridge Over Troubled Watercress, was a major hit. Paul eventually traded in his carving knife for a T-square and pursued a successful career as an architectural consultant, but feeling tugged by his vegetable roots, he started creating centerpieces for social get-togethers. He is a strict non-vegetarian.

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A Star Is Corn 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I never would have made the connection between celluloid and celery but this book apparently does -- and does it exceedingly well. The great (or should I say 'grate'?) thing about this book is it's clever use of wordplay when exploring the hollywood/vegetable ties. Gene Shallot (made from a real shallot), a two page spread on 'Das Beet' and R-rated rendition of 'Debbie Does Salad' made me hungry for more. Plus a very helpful section on how to create your own vegetable sculptures. All in all, an funny, quick, and enjoyable read.