Archive for September, 2006

The F word in movies

September 26, 2006

Ok, now that i’ve grabbed your attention with such a showy title, let me start by stating that you won’t find any porn in here. For those that want to keep reading, let’s continue…

Just about 20 minutes i’ve ran through an “article” on Wikipedia describing the List of films that most frequently use the word fuck. This is a ranked list of 95 films (ATM) within which there happens to be the F word pronounced more than 100 times. It also has some nice metrics like the “Fuck Count” and the “FPM”s, or number of F words per minute. Curiosity of all the curiosities, the #1 movie is called “Fuck”. With 6.76 FPMs, that’s more than a Fuck in every 10 seconds!

So i’m thinking “Who the f-word digs a list of crappy movies saying the F word?”. And right next i realize “But this actually has some f-word-ing great movies!”. So some clicks later i’m opening IMDb’s Top 250 Movies of All-Time and looking up the rank of some good-but-not-top-movies. After correlating both sites, i realize that some of the best movies out there actually happen to say the F word pretty often! You may recognize most of them:

  • Pulp Fiction
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • The Big Lebowsky
  • American History X
  • Goodfellas
  • Scarface
  • Magnolia
  • Snatch
  • Platoon
  • Trainspotting
  • Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
  • Raging Bull
  • Casino
  • Boogie Nights
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  • Shaft
  • 25th Hour
  • Jackie Brown
  • Good Will Hunting

So that’s the lesson for today, it’s all in the F word. That’s what people like! I’m still talking about movies, of course.

Conan O’Brien 2006 Emmys Opening Skit

September 15, 2006

Watch Conan O’Brien as he runs through rather familiar scenes, on his way to the Emmys.