In addition to mixing drinks, and drinking drinks, and writing about drinks, I also like to explore the ways drinks have affected our culture, and the ways they’re portrayed in art, literature and film from generations past. I wanted to pause a moment from the ongoing rye festivities to plug a new blog that’s the newest on my feed subscription list and my blogroll, and one that’s long overdue–
Booze Movies: The 100 Proof Film Guide takes on the topic of drinking, celluloid-style. As the subhead puts it: “Alcohol–the fabric of film history is soggy with the stuff. Still, film historians have rarely given booze its due. This site is dedicated to setting the record straight.”
The site’s host, Garv, is currently posting on the great souse of cinema, W.C. Fields, but in the short time his blog has been up he’s also covered booze-related films and scenes including The Thin Man, Withnail & I, and the pink elephants scene from Dumbo.
Be sure to check out the site here.