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  I would guess that almost any film with a medieval setting will also
at some point have an eating/banquet/feasting scene.  It's a good
opportunity to convey pomp and splendour, while at the same time
pointing out the relative barbarity of the proceedings, letting us
feel comfortable at how far we have "progressed."  Another example
would be _Becket_ the early 60's epic bio-pic of Henry II and Thomas
a Becket, starring Peter O'Toole and Richard Burton.  The introduction
of the fork to civilized dining is touched on during one banquet
scene.
                                                Stephen Brophy
                                                Cambridge, Mass.