The 2007 release “Blood and Chocolate” was a mediocre werewolf movie. The thing that makes it interesting is that the clan of werewolves were asbsinthe fans. Not only that but they owned their own absinthe distillery. There are a few cool absinthe scenes including a look at the inside of their warehouse where you can see their huge stills. A couple of years ago I purchased a screen used Pontarlier glass and spoons from PremierProps. The spoons have some kind of metallic gold and blue finish applied to them by the art department. I assume this is to make them show up better on film or to make them look more unique. Oh, and by the way, our sister site, Alandia, supplied all of the absinthe goodies for the film.
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There’s an English movie from 2009 called “Dorian Gray” which is a re-make of the classic “The Picture of Dorian Gray”, and is also a great book, wherein the hero makes a deal with the devil to never age. His portrait, however, does. It stars Colin Firth and Ben Barnes. About 7 minutes into the movie there’s a brief glimpse of absinthe in a very nice Cordon glass with a spoon and a sugar cube on it, and a carafe of water in the backround. That’s the only time it shows up in the movie, but I thought it was worth mentioning. Thanks, Vanessa, for the heads up on this.
Scheduled to begin filming next year “The Absinthe Drinkers” stars Keith Carradine, John Hurt, and Tim Roth. “The Absinthe Drinkers” tells the story of a talented young woman (curiously named Artemesia) painter’s desperate struggle to succeed in the male-dominated art world of 19th century Paris and Florence – and the dire consequences of her descent into their world of debauchery.
Although not specifically about absinthe drinking, I’m sure it will have some great absinthe scenes.
While browsing through my local video store I came across an interesting little movie. It’s called “Blood and Chocolate”. This is a werewolf movie very atmospherically filmed in Romania. What is of special interest is that the clan of werewolves also makes absinthe. There are scenes of their factory where you can see their absinthe still. There are several absinthe drinking scenes and I have come to find out that all of the absinthe spoons, absinthe glasses, and absinthe fountains were supplied by leading German absinthe distributor Alandia. This isn’t the best werewolf movie I’ve seen, but it’s worth watching just for the absinthe.