Skip to comments.‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Breaks F-Word Record
Posted on 01/04/2014 4:50:39 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
Martin Scorseses The Wolf of Wall Street is all about excess. From orgies on a plane to cocaine and cash (or fun coupons as Leonardo DiCaprios character calls them), the financial drama thrives in taking it up a notch.
So it should be no surprise that Paramounts R-rated film sets the all-time record for the use of the f-word.
According to Wikipedia, the word f*** is used 506 times over The Wolf of Wall Streets 180-minute running time. Previously, the record for a non-documentary was Spike Lees 1999 film Summer of Sam with 435 instances.
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it’s ODUNGOWORLD...fundamentally changing America.
It seems that Hollywood writers are adjective challenged.
Something to be proud of, alright. </s>
Hollywood writers are no talent hacks these days. No imagination, no ability to think outside the box. They have a little formula they follow, and follow, and follow, and follow. They are the most tedious and boring people on the planet.
Thanks for the warning.
The bar has been lowered yet again.
A wit pointed out that when they specifically say “The F word”, there should intentionally be an effort to misinterpret it as being the ‘f’ word that is derogatory to homosexuals.
Even to the point of taking a small segment of the film that is laced with the ‘F’ word, and *dubbing* the ‘F’ word with the ‘f’ word. Which would create much hilarity among the hypersensitive.
It is a true story. Perhaps the guy used the “f” word a lot. Why do we want to rewrite history?
You make my point. They can’t even come up with a story, they have to copy a “true” story. Remakes and reality TV. Hollywood no longer is a world of magical imagination, it’s a collection of hacks.
Well your post is definitely accurate. I don’t think it will get any better.
Wow...I have only seen three on that list...
The Departed, Good Fellas, and The Commitments.
Of course, in “The Commitments” it was more like “foook”, so I guess they counted those too.
Some of those were BIG Hollywood movies, Oscar Winners, and so on, but I just never felt the need to watch them.
I have not paid to see a movie in years. I refuse to give money to people who insult my intelligence, my political views and my religion.
The only time Jesus Christ is used in movies these days is as a swear word to interject between F Bombs.
The F word is so common now it has lost all its shock effect. So instead of abandoning it these Hollywood hacks just use it more and more until it becomes a fill word so the boring plotless and characterless movie can make it to the requisite two hour mark.
“Hey, we need another 5 minutes. Throw is some extra F Bombs and a few more Jesus H Christ’s”
I would have guessed Goodfellas and Reservoir Dogs would be on top. My wife won’t watch those with me because the language and depictions of raw violence offends her.. she is a true lady so I won’t be seeing this one in the theaters.
Watch an old movie from the 40's and 50's and just LISTEN to the dialogue. It's a joy.
I must add that the MUSIC from “The Commitments” was quite nice.
Us Irish got soul.
The F-Word was once used to shock. That worked at one time. It cannot work 506 times in a single flick. So what is the new reason for this excessive use? I’m not sure but it certainly must reflect Scorseses view that the use of such language will appeal to his target audience.
He may be right.
I’m not a member of that target audience. I’m the one-F-Word-and-I’m-out-of-here type. I’ll never see this movie.
For some reason I thought that pic was from the movie, “Johnny Dangerously”!
Yep. Looked to find a movie that we could watch last night. Ended up playing a board game instead.
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