Usually when I see a shot of pizza in the movies I get hungry. I could be in the cinema or watching a movie on DVD in my living, the outcome is almost always the same: I want a slice of pizza.
For me the most recognizable scene with pizza is from Wayne’s World, where Wayne and Garth mocked product placement. Wayne showed us a slice of pizza and a Pizza Hut box.
Future style pizza from Back To The Future is also pretty fascinating.
A few weeks ago Travis Rand Greenwood from a T-shirt online store Found Item Clothing made an interesting supercut of pizzas from the movies that appeared on Found Item Clothing’s blog. Supercut is a fast-paced montage of short video clips that obsessively isolates a single element from its source, usually a word, phrase, or cliche from film and TV.
Travis explained exclusively for Brands & Films why did they decide to do a pizza-supercut:
“We knew that we wanted to follow up on the sunnies clip from last year but we wrestled with the concept for a couple of months. We mulled over some potentials – famous movie parties, bicycles on screen, the future, memorable questions – before arriving at pizza (voiced initially as a joke). Some collective brainstorming generated a fun list of flicks with broad appeal (nostalgia!), but a bit of research also revealed that no one had done anything of the kind as yet (the niche).
As for the editing process itself, we tried to whittle the clips down to their essential takeaway and sequence them in an artful, balanced manner (the story within the story). The pies were the focus but we peppered the edit with some scenes in which pizza provides the payoff or the context but is still off-screen.
Personally, I’m struck by how pizza can signify both location – NYC, as you might imagine figures into the edit prominently – and time (most every decade from the ’60s thru to the present is represented). The video also hints are pizza tech, from phone service to home delivery to online sales – included for the novelty was a scene from “The Net” in which Sandra Bullock orders a pizza on the computer.”
Let’s order a pizza :)
Check Found Item Clothing’s other supercut Sunglasses From The Movies