One year ago today, on January 27th 2018, Managing Editor Zack Abrams saw the film Phantom Thread for the first time. He has since watched it six more times. In honor of that auspicious anniversary, here are campus buildings as food items that Reynolds ordered in the breakfast scene.
Phantom Thread is the most beautiful movie in the world. Perhaps the only beautiful movie in the world. To take it just a little step further, perhaps the only movie that was ever made. It’s a film about a lot of things; love, artistic pursuits, the proper way to prepare asparagus. But above all, it’s a film about breakfast. The meet-cute, in fact, takes place over breakfast, where famous couturier Reynolds Woodcock orders a heaping breakfast from Alma Elson, a waitress living in suburban England. Without further ado, here’s Reynold’s breakfast order as Columbia buildings.
A Welsh Rarebit With A Poached Egg On Top – Hamilton Hall
Just like a Welsh Rarebit (pronounced like “rabbit”) does not actually have rabbit in it (it’s just melted cheese on bread), Hamilton Hall does not actually have, as one would expect, a functioning elevator. Sure there’s a box that goes up and down every so often, but is it enough to serve the needs of the students trying to avoid walking up several flights of stairs? Nope, just the appearance of one. The poached egg represents a class on Hamilton’s sixth floor, which is more of a workout for your calves than your mind.
Bacon, Scones, Butter, Cream, Jam (Not Strawberry) – Ferris Booth (Lerner Hall)
We here at Bwog have an ongoing love affair with Ferris breakfast food, going as far as to eat the biscuits for two weeks in a row. I’m not sure exactly when Ferris stops serving breakfast food because I’m afraid of being trampled and generally avoid the place, but I imagine that if you smile ever so sweetly at the right dining staff members, they would always be able to sneak you some sweet side dishes.
Lapsang Souchong Tea – East Asian Library in Kent Hall
With a distinctive flavor of smoky pine and hailing from the mountainous Wuyi region in China, lapsang souchong tea is highly in demand, as much for its flavor as for its flexing-on-Lipton purpose. Just like those who study in Kent, lapsang knows it’s way cooler than you but doesn’t spend a lot of time making sure you know it.
And Some Sausages – Frat Row
And some sausages.
For The Hungry Bwog via Annapurna Pictures