You may hear about Martin Scorsese name more or less. The people who are Hollywood movie lovers they must know about him. Nevertheless, I am giving a short intro about him.
Martin Scorsese is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, at the same time actor, and a film historian. One of the leading figures of the New Hollywood era, he is widely known as one of the most notable and influential directors in the history of film. His career spans more than fifty years. Scorsese has directed twenty-five feature-length narrative films and sixteen feature-length documentaries. His films Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, and Goodfellas are often cited among the best films of all time. According to Box Office Mojo, Scorsese’s films earned a combined lifetime gross of over $1.9 billion.
Scorsese made many of masterpieces like The Irishman (2019), Silence (2016), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Shutter Island (2010), New York Stories (1989), Taxi Driver (1976), Who’s That Knocking at My Door? (1967) and so on….
But today’s topic is ‘Which Martin Scorsese Film Dropped the Most F-bombs?’ Though Martin Scorsese is good at to drop F-bombs in his almost films, now I am going to write about his top most F-bombs film. According to my opinion the film that dropped the most F-bombs of Scorsese’s film is ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’
Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street has set an all-time record for most F-bombs dropped in an R-rated film. According to Wikipedia, the word “fuck” is used 506 times over “The Wolf of Wall Street’s” 180-minute running time. During the three hours of the film, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill and their actresses have frequently used ‘F’ word 506 times. This means that someone utters the word about 2.61 times a minute.
Are you thinking its too much? Then you should stay away from autobiography of Jordan Belfort. Belfort used the word ‘F’ 737 times in his book. The book upon which the film is based is full of the f-word. The first sentence of the book is, “I’m pretty much f**ked.” To stay true to the spirit of the original text, I expected to hear characters use strong language, both in stressful times and for comedic effect.
“Wolf of Wall Street” isn’t the first time Scorsese topped for F-bombs. The Oscar-winning director has two other projects in the f-word top 20, including “Casino” (422) and “Goodfellas” (300). Previously, the record for a non-documentary was Spike Lee’s 1999 film “Summer of Sam” with 435 instances.
It is not surprising that The Wolf of Wall Street set a new record of dropping most F-bombs. Since the movie plot is all about excessive hookers, excessive drug use and, of course, excessive swearing, it carries a valid reason to use ‘F’ word in a stressful situation as well as in funny scenes. I will not also wonder if this film also won the title for most uses of Quaaludes in a single film.
There are so many ways to tell a story. Sometimes, storytelling is less about what you show and more about what you keep hidden. Wolf’s director Martin Scorsese is like that type of storyteller who don’t keep thing hidden in his film’s dialogue. Abusive words like ‘F’ is commonly used in stressed situation of his films. This characteristic became an identity of his films. In fact, he has a history of spreading his film’s dialogues with profanity.