Wednesday, February 28, 2007

You Can't Spell "Film" Without An F

Today while digging into Scorcese's filmography on Wikipedia, I stumbled across a comprehensive list of the movies that use the word "fuck" with the greatest frequency, complete with "fucks per minute" calculations.  Very, very entertaining list.

I was surprised to learn not only that Glengarry Glen Ross' 138 F-Bombs barely ranked, but that several films I have seen (Narc, GoodFellas, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, The Big Lebowski) exceeded Glengarry by a gargantuan margin.  I'm not all that surprised now that I know, but I always considered Glengarry to be the king of the F-Bomb genre.  And yet... I mean, it lost out to Four Rooms, for fuck's sake, both on the aggregate and the average.  What kind of random shit is that?

Also of note is that another celebratedly vulgar tale, Sexy Beast, is in the same general area as Glengarry... only 115 fucks over 89 minutes.  Of course, that doesn't account for the word "cunt."  That's a list on which Sexy Beast would be one of the runaway leaders.  Doesn't one C-bomb equal, like, six F-bombs?

3 comments:

  1. http://youtube.com/watch?v=EXT0gOk1Ogw

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  2. How many of the instances from Jay and Silent Bob do you think are from that one song at the beginning?

    "Fuck fuck motherfuck mother mother fuck."

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  3. Really? Not that many. It's really just those first six.

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