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Old 12-03-09, 02:22 AM
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There are people who walk around saying fuck every other word.
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My buddy and I used to get drunk and watch that Jay and Silent Bob part on repeat, trying out the various different languages on the DVD. Hilarious, although I haven't watched the movie in years.

Sometimes the profanity is excessive, most times it's not. It depends on the character.
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Try watching Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares on BBC America, that guy is like god of swearing
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*SNIP*
That scene in Jay and Silent Bob always cracks me up when I see it
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Re: Profanity in movies

The first thing I thought of was:

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^ The word "fuck" and its variations are used 522 times, an average of 4.25 times per minute, a higher rate than any other film to date

The word "****" is used 82 times in this film.
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Old 12-03-09, 08:48 PM
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It depends really, like anything in a story. Some people curse a lot, some don't. I don't think lots of cursing is necessarily a gimmick though.
I agree with you it depends on the story. I think the cursing in American History X blended well with the story.
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Old 12-04-09, 02:22 AM
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^ The word "fuck" and its variations are used 522 times, an average of 4.25 times per minute, a higher rate than any other film to date

The word "****" is used 82 times in this film.
Yikes....522 times. And I thought "fuck" was used a lot in "Jay & Silent Bob", I read it was only used 235 times there.
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Old 12-04-09, 02:58 AM
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^ And you later proposed to her?
Yeah, but we never got married so what does that say?
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Strangely enough, it doesn't bother me so much in movies. Where I get frustrated with excessive language is in stand-up comedy. There are entirely too many comics that don't understand that their craft is predicated on their creative and thoughtful use of language. A well-placed word can send good material over the top, as has been demonstrated by many of the masters. Unfortunately, too many misunderstood the lesson and believe that those words are, themselves, what makes material good.
I agree 100%.
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