The F-word in Film

Here’s an interesting Wikipedia entry, a list of films that most frequently use the F-word. Most of the data comes from sites like Family Media Guide. I’m sure the intention is to warn parents about unsuitable content for younger viewers but they can also be a source of unintentional hilarity.

Check out this analysis of the “sexual content in context” in Casino:

Man has sex with a married woman on a hotel bed; they move on the bed together, their faces are contorted in pleasure and we hear their moans. A man and woman get into a car, the woman then ducks her head into a man’s lap.

It is also worth noting that a lot of the films in the top 20 of the list are actually really good (Nil By Mouth, Goodfellas, Narc, The Big Lebowski, Pulp Fiction).

Does this suggest some kind of strange correlation between swearing and quality cinema? (Via Digg)

> The full F-list at Wikipedia
> An indieWIRE interview with director Steve Anderson who made a film exploring the F-Word