Monday, 7 February 2011

BIF #1: Double Whammy Burger with Cheese

This is the first in a series of Burgers In Films (BIF) posts where we dig out great movie moments featuring burgers or burger-related awesomeness. Remember this burger from Falling Down?

I've been thinking a lot recently about formulating an equation that perfectly describes how Hype and resulting High Expectation directly relates to and effects the potential to enjoy a particular Experience. However, all this thinking has made it very clear to me that maths - and equation formulating in particular - really isn't my thing. So I abandoned hope of a mathematically perfect eureka moment and instead headed to YouTube and revisited the awesome burger joint scene from Falling Down (1993, dir. Joel Schumacher), in which the increasingly disillusioned William Foster (played brilliantly by Michael Douglas) has some beef with Whammy Burger's attitude to customer service, before questioning the difference (with a gun in his hand) between the limp, pancake-like Double Whammy Burger with Cheese in his hand, and the considerably plumper looking burger that appears in the product shot of said burger on the menu...

I loved this movie when I saw it in the cinema back in 1993 as a student. And guess what? I knew absolutely nothing about it when I took my seat. It was the first film in an off-the-cuff, double-bill cinema trip with my then girlfriend. After Falling Down (my choice - Michael Douglas was holding a gun in the poster) it was the lady's turn to select a film – which was another film I knew absolutely nothing about: some lame-sounding Christian Slater film called True Romance...

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