Thursday, July 10, 2008

Why Does the Food on Film Sets Always Look So Good?

We walked by the set of Gossip Girl in Brooklyn Heights yesterday and were struck by the array of breakfast choices laid out under a canopy on Clark Street near the St. George: fruits, cereals, omelets, toast, five or six hot dishes, fresh juices ... We had already eaten breakfast but it made us hungry again.

It got us thinking: why does the food on film sets look so darn good? It's especially appetizing when it's laid out in incongruous, grimy locations, like outside of the Schermerhorn and Bond Street subway station in Downtown Brooklyn, as in the photo below. The station was being used in May for the filming of The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, starring John Travolta and Denzel Washington.

Pictured below is another delicious breakfast, complete with omelet station, loads of fresh fruit and other yummy treats. It was set out in Dumbo last September for 20th Century Fox's What Happens in Vegas, starring Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher.

I guess they'd mind if we asked for a bite ...

Photos by MK Metz

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