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article imageThe Wolf of Wall Street breaks record for F-word usage

By Sonia D'Costa     Jan 6, 2014 in Entertainment
The F-word has been used as many as 506 times in 'The Wolf of Wall Street,' the controversial 2013 Hollywood movie that runs for 180 minutes.
The movie has broken the previous record for profanity set by Summer of Sam, a movie directed by Spike Lee in 1999, which uses the F-word 435 times.
Ever since The Wolf of Wall Street, which is inspired by the autobiography of a stockbroker called Jordan Belfort, who was found guilty of fraud, was released on December 25, 2013, it has been the subject of a lot of criticism. But Leonardo DiCaprio, who stars in the movie, calls it “a cautionary tale” and “an indictment of this world.”
Martin Scorsese, the award-winning director of The Wolf, is quite used to controversies. Although people have criticized The Wolf as a glorification of profanity, crime, misogyny, and drug abuse, it has grossed over $63 million in the domestic market in less than two weeks since its release. Besides, The Wolf isn’t the only Scorsese movie that contains profanity. In fact, most of Scorsese’ movies, especially those based on the gangster theme such as Casino and Goodfellas use a number of profane words.
Jonah Hill, who co-stars in the movie with Leonardo DiCaprio, responded to critics of The Wolf after accepting the Creative Impact in Acting Award at an award ceremony held a Palm Springs International Film Festival. He said: “The point of the movie is that criminally these people didn’t get punished for what they were doing. That doesn’t mean that this kind of bad behavior and excess and treating people poorly didn't lead to a bad ending for them.”
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