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.