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messageSwearing in movies
Posted by malumbu January 09, 12:30PM

Sexy Beast is maybe Ray Winstone's finest moments but on re-watching it was surprised at the amount of swearing. I was probably just struck by the quality of the acting and scenery the first time, and the language does help define Ben Kingsley's nasty character.

I'm a fan of Jason Solomon's reviews but he hates the 'Gentleman' - Guy Richie's London gangster/geezer film which is getting fairly decent (sub Lock Stock) reviews, for it's language. [www.jasonsolomons.com]

Have you seen the film/s? Views about liberal use of profanities? (or certain profanities?)

messageRe: Swearing in movies
Posted by nxjen January 09, 01:32PM

Iíve always been uncomfortable with use of the C word until I saw the blessed Olivia use it in The Favourite. Even so, it still makes me cringe.

messageRe: Swearing in movies
Posted by malumbu January 09, 02:20PM

There was a actor who performed the Vagina Monologue in the West End who used the term on Breakfast TV, in a positive feminist ownership manor - I recall a clip and the presenters saying "that's not a word we normally use..." Not sure if this article refers to this [www.theguardian.com] It drew a few complaints but if you saw it objectively not so (and quite amusing due to the reaction of the presenters)

There is a general point about men's bits generally being 'funny' (dick, willy, John Thomas) and lady's being used in a derogatory way (I've never used pussy as a swear word, more of a Mrs Slocombe sitcom double entendre)

messageRe: Swearing in movies
Posted by Captain Marvel January 09, 02:53PM

Many kidz who loudly take offence all day long seem content to buy misogynistic, sweary rap tracks. It's a massive paradox

messageRe: Swearing in movies
Posted by SpringTime January 09, 07:33PM

I love swearing but it needs its place and value. My problem with the C word is that I love Cs but the word itself is pretty ugly - even the sound of it. It's not a nice sound like "pearl" or "curl" or "girl" - they all have to be delivered slowly and gently. C... rhymes with other .unt words and that's s shame. A rather base sound. It's usually used with a negative attachment. Ladies' parts are much better than this!

Not a Sexy Beast fan but "Scum" is a superb film - great actors and wholly institutionalising script to hammer the point. Hardly a romantic evening in though. "Nil by Mouth" is equally brilliant and harrowing for similar reasons.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was january 09, 07:36pm by SpringTime.

messageRe: Swearing in movies
Posted by Gaynor Hill January 10, 08:29AM

Hate all the swearing in films a little ok but people swearing all the time is just crass

messageRe: Swearing in movies
Posted by JohnL January 10, 09:52AM

What would a Quentin Tarantino film be without a bit of swearing (and violence too)

messageRe: Swearing in movies
Posted by SpringTime January 10, 06:27PM

JohnL Wrote:
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> What would a Quentin Tarantino film be without a
> bit of swearing (and violence too)


It would probably have more value.

messageRe: Swearing in movies
Posted by Sue January 10, 10:50PM

SpringTime Wrote:
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> JohnL Wrote:
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> > What would a Quentin Tarantino film be without
> a
> > bit of swearing (and violence too)
>
>
> It would probably have more value.


More value in what way?

Quentin Tarantino lite just wouldn't be the same (not that I've seen any of his later movies)

messageRe: Swearing in movies
Posted by malumbu January 11, 11:44AM

SpringTime Wrote:
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> I love swearing .....

Love it. Are you Rude Kid in Viz? As was the mag as a whole, this highly amusing at the start but then it just became formulaic and had to get more and more gratuitous

In case you are not familar: [viz.co.uk]

warning - it's a bit rude/puerile

messageRe: Swearing in movies
Posted by siousxiesue January 11, 12:57PM

nxjen Wrote:
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> Iíve always been uncomfortable with use of the C
> word until I saw the blessed Olivia use it in The
> Favourite. Even so, it still makes me cringe.

She uses it very effectively in Fleabag too!

messageRe: Swearing in movies
Posted by SpringTime January 11, 05:06PM

My wife loves the C word too - doesn't use it much so the value's there. Regarding Viz, have to say Malumbu, it's currently better than it's ever been! PS you're thinking of Maureen Lipman with the Vagina Monologues.

Sue, those films would still be decent without the graphic violence and blue language. The power often lies in suggestion rather than full exposure, right?!


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