Growing boys need their breakfast. Toasted Corn Flakes it is.
Christine Collins actually makes a joke about eating it before it gets cold. Ha! (Would that Angelina had found a way to bring that sense of humor into the character later on in the movie. sigh) Her son Walter, so independent and capable he won't let her pour it for him, informs her that cereal is supposed to be that way. Kids are so literal. Lighten up, Walter.
I love how absolutely plain the box is but I was curious as to how accurate it was (James J. Murakami and Gary Fettis were Oscar nominated for their 20s/30s based Art Direction). I couldn't find any blue Corn Flakes boxes from the 20s but google searches often let me down. And maybe Christine Collins was buying generic brands. She seemed like the thrifty type. The cereal boxes sure were plain back then ... at least by today's gaudy multi-colored cartoon branding / synergistic tie in standards.
I don't know why I love such random details within movies but I sure do. I will now have a bowl of cold cereal in honor of Walter... though I'll have to substitute Rice Krispies because that's all I got.
previously on "breakfast with"...