Today on the Open Book Blog Hop we’re talking about swearing. There is more and more swearing on TV, and in movies, books and the like. What are your thoughts on this topic?
When I look at old films made before the early 1970’s, it’s wonderful to hear the dialogue, as there doesn’t seem to be any swearing in them at all. In fact I was watching ‘Cool Hand Luke’ last night which was made in 1967, and although the film depicts members of a chain gang working on the roads, not one swear word assailed my ears. When George Kennedy can be seen saying something unpleasant to Paul Newman, other sounds block it out. There is meaningful dialogue which Donn Pearce took time and trouble to write.
It would be interesting to see a modern-day remake of this film (actually no, perhaps not). I expect every other word from the prisoners…
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