Cory Doctorow at 4:11 am Tue, Jun 14, 2011
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TheCussingChannel is a YouTube account that edits movies down to just the swear-words and racial epithets. Here's their 429-word, 3:20 mixdown of Pulp Fiction.
Just The Cussing - Pulp Fiction Supercut
(via IZ Reloaded)
Or Mr. Show’s “Pallies”:
It’s nice, but I really wish they’d properly cropped the video. Tiny frame (reminiscent of late 90’s video) inside all that black. Of course, the audio’s the reason we’re watching, but it doesn’t hurt to do it right.
ackpht “Taking the Lord’s name in vain” predates christianity.
absolutely fucking brilliant!
it’s like I watched Pulp Fiction all over again, but just the Cliff Notes.
I went to my doctor last week. doctor tells me I have Tourette’s Syndrome.
what the fuck is Tourette’s Syndrome?
My ears are bleeding
How comes “Jesus Christ” is left in every swear word video mixup?
To Christians, who represent about a third of the total world population, taking the Lord’s name in vain is swearing. In fact, it’s the only true swear because it’s the only one prohibited by God, rather than simply frowned upon by society. I’m not taking a position either way, but you have to realize that some people might possibly maybe potentially have some very slight differences in opinion from the ideas you may possibly have.
If you guys like that, listen to “Swear Words” by Kids and Explosions
The odd thing is…
I have never seen this movie, but I can still understand what’s going on, just by all the swearing =|
Here’s the Adam Curtis ‘All Loved Over By Machines Of Loving Grace’ version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ysnnnqgdto#t=0m26s
Previously on BoingBoing, same concept but with the entire series of the Sopranos:
This is fucking fantastic!
The comedy show Mad TV did a funny skit of The Sopranos censored for prime time, so all the swearing was muted out. So they basically don’t say anything.
I’m not entirely sure “clit” belongs on the list.
I love how one can infer most of the plot just from the swearing.
And of course, McNulty and Bunk’s immortal crime scene analysis from the first season of The Wire…
quinton tarantino has always been over the top for the simple art of being over the top. if he was worried about his soul or offending christianity he would not have created pulp. its real man. its the very essence of the majority of society. quinton’s oddity of creation is a masterpiece. i say carry on and thank you may i have another.
Ok. I’m cured. From now on everything is “darn”, “dagnabbit”, and “confounded”. Maybe a “frak” now and then.
I use “barnacles” and “tartar sauce” around my son. He associates it with SpongeBob and laughs while I get to “curse” with impunity.
I want to see something like the Funky Pete and Hot Funk versions of Saun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz respectively, in which all the cussing has been replaced by clean alternatives like “funk” and “peas and rice.”
Or Adam Buxton’s clean version of NWA:
But nobody did it better than Deadwood.
I have to say, it holds up surprisingly well and saves you about two and a half hours.
While there is a beautiful simplicity to this, I would like a little more context than just the single swearword. I would have really liked to hear Jules say “I’m an atom bomb layin’ motherfucker, motherfucker!” rather than just “motherfucker, motherfucker!” And it’s too jarringly jump-cutty.
Quiche, I’m pretty sure we got one to three words out of every line in the movie. Adding any amount of context would cause the video time to quickly balloon until you were just posting the whole movie.
Many years ago, someone I know went to California for a workshop where Sony was demonstrating their new Betacam Video system. For their hands-on editing exercise they made a cuss-reel from the recently released on video Al Pacino movie,’Scarface’. Apparently it was hilarious.
(I wouldn’t be surprised if Scarface was on TheCussingChannel).
the “In Bruges” DVD has a wonderful instance of this genre as an extra — all the cussing + instances of people saying “Bruges”.
For me the classic though is the NWA “explicit content only” version. http://www.ni9e.com/nwa.html
I truly believe Samuel L. Jackson’s career hinges on his ability to say something like, “God damn, motherfucking, bitch!” and have it sound so epic.
It’s all in his delivery, nice slow and very detailed in the pronunciation. That and he says it loudly, but without sounding like he is trying to yell it at you.
Anyone else see Jerry Mother Fucking Seinfeld @ 1:54?
I’m told you can get the same effect by watching Harlem Nights.
The irony for me is immense, seeing as I’m one of those people that think the show would have been much more enjoyable, and funny, without all the useless swearing in the first place.
I still feel like I just watched the whole movie …
Sounds like chickens.
Bunch o’ melon farmin’ melon farmers.
“Taking the Lord’s name in vain” means claiming to be a Christian but not acting like one- it’s not about vocabulary.
That whole thing was perfectly done. I’d be proud if I could muster the discipline to stick to the basic rule of ‘just cusses from a whole film’ as a method of cutting up and creating a film from a film. It’s a form of film criticism, well done here.
The glitches in editing are absolutely essential to the feel of the whole thing. Who’d want to watch this smoothed out and perfected to some manic degree, all fussy and slick and predetermined, like a some promotional video product?
I found the rhythm of it aptly violent. It was like speed metal, setting you up with 2:34 of insanely twisted rhythmic blaaaargh only to jar you with Samuel S. Jackson’s owning moment in the bloody car.
The swear words aren’t what’s really cool about this vid.
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