10 Things I Learned: Eating Raoul
By Issa Clubb
Director Paul Bartel decided that the character Raoul, Mary’s love (“lust”?) interest in Eating Raoul, should be a “Latin lover” type. He halfheartedly suggested to production designer Robert Schulenberg that his decision to spell the character’s name the French way was “a tribute to the great director Raoul Walsh,” but he ultimately admitted that he simply hadn’t known how to spell it in Spanish (Raúl).