Case Studies: Mental and Ted

Disclaimer: coarse language ahead. In 1939, the film Gone with the Wind sparked controversy when Rhett Butler dropped a ‘damn’ onscreen. Since then the use of profanity in cinema has only grown more, which has raised some interesting debates. In this post I will be focusing on ye olde c-bomb, as it was voted the […]

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Swearing: the Do’s & Don’ts

The use of profanity in films has been controversial since Gone with the Wind was broadcast in 1939. The use of the word ‘damn’ by Rhett Butler in that movie sparked large-scale outrage. Today, almost eight decades later, that word could pass pretty much without impact. However, there are other swear words presented in cinema, […]

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Project Proposal: A Look into the History of D@mn Swearing in F#cking Films

It was a good seven years ago, but I’ll never forget the day my three-year-old sister walked up to¬†our mum and called her a ‘reckless little sl*t’. We realised she had memorised the line from the 2008, PG film Mamma Mia.   I’ll admit it, I cuss pretty damn regularly, but there’s a limit as […]

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