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« Reply #45 on: July 04, 2008, 05:08:34 PM »

The instant I read your question, I immediately thought of Dennis Hopper in Blue Velvet.  The profanity was constant, violent, and oddly horrible in its intensity.  I mention it because it truly disturbed me, while most profanity in films seems merely banal, or typical.  Hopper with that creepy nitrous mask saying, "Baby wants to f*ck!"  Ewww!  And juxtaposed with Isabella's timelessly gorgeous face, it was beyond strange.  (She reminds me of the bust of Nefertiti in Berlin, sort of a beauty beyond beauty.)  I rather think David out-Lynched himself with that one.

You've got a point there.  On the other hand, to me the most memorable profanity in BLUE VELVET was "Heineken!  F--- that sh--!  Pabst Blue Ribbon!", a line that my friends and I repeated endlessly throughout college.  This comic relief line, which comes at a point of almost unbearable tension when Jeffery is helpless completely within Frank's control, really sticks in the mind.

"...this time Toxie and his blind platinum-blonde girlfriend with enormous garbonzas have to fight a bunch of terrorists called the Warner Brothers who machine-gun video stores who refuse to accept the new 'top 20 titles only' policy of the evil Apocalypse Inc. 'But we want VARIETY,' the residents of Tromaville, New Jersey, whine. And then the Warner Brothers blow their heads off."-Joe Bob on THE TOXIC AVENGER III: THE LAST TEMPTATION OF TOXIE
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