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Interview w/ Gene Wilder


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I saw an interview with Gene Wilder this am. He made a statement I thought was

interesting. He said "he was so tired of the Fword in the movies today. Jimmy

Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Spencer Tracy, Clark Gable, didn't swear and yet you

got what they were saying." He said he recently watched a movie and if you turned

off the sound, it had a lot going for it.

You probably have discussed this before. I know it is part of the language in today's

culture, but, I frankly think it is an excuse for inarticulation(wd.?).

The interviewer said something about the explicit sex and whatever happened to

the "crashing waves" .

Just wanted to share this.

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"Jimmy Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Spencer Tracy, Clark Gable, didn't swear and yet you

got what they were saying."

 

How the fwock did they do that??? Much subtlety has been lost, along with much beauty.

 

Which is why I watch (old) CLASSIC films on TCM.

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I love your choice of words: subtlety and beauty. How true. Maybe it has

something to do with intelligent screenplays, talented actors, intuitive directing,

precision editing, and the ability not to take the audiences for granted.

I sometimes feel assaulted by the language in films today. I become exhausted

straining to hear the dialogue. There are movies to be enjoyed, but they are few

and far between.

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