Top 10 F-bombs of all time

Posted by · 10:14 am · September 8th, 2008

Andre Rivas has posted a great new top 10 list over at Rope of Silicon: The top 10 F-Bomb movie moments.  It’s impossible to argue with the #1 position, of course, but with all the Spike Lee talk lately due to “Miracle at St. Anna,” I took a minute to play the “25th Hour” sequence.

It probably stands as one of the director’s most impassioned moments.  It might even be his most fully realized work to date, a five minute diatribe against all the people and neighborhoods of New York City before Edward Norton’s Monty Brogan actually looks into the mirror he’s been shouting at the whole time and finds the clarity of perspective.

If only Spike could find his way back to this place of zen.  Because when he’s firing on all cylinders, he’s one of the masters:

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  • 1 9-08-2008 at 12:59 pm

    Twinzin said...

    I think the writer David Benioff was paying homage to Do the Right Thing and everything Spike Lee by putting that scene in there. It’s longer and better acted than that infamous scene in Do the Right Thing but not better IMO. Great scene…

  • 2 9-08-2008 at 2:07 pm

    AdamL said...

    No Sexy Beast? Ludicrous.

    I’d prob stick 4 Weddings and a Funeral on too but don’t mind getting jeered for that one!

  • 3 9-08-2008 at 2:50 pm

    Jonathan Spuij said...

    I recently watched 25th Hour with a friend. She was very impressed, as was I.

  • 4 9-10-2008 at 4:58 am

    Ross Miller said...

    Nice list. I was just about to post Glengarry Glen Ross saying it was an outrage it wasn’t on the list, but that was before I looked at number 1:P

    Scenes I would also put on a list with that title (some of these are just scenes with swearing in general not just the “F-bomb”):

    The opening scene of From Dusk Till Dawn with George Clooney and the store clerk – (skip to minute 4:00)

    Pulp Fiction – The Marvin getting shot/Cleaning car scene(s) –

    Dinner scene from Donnie Darko –

    Blue Velvet – Scene with Ben (“Candy Coloured Clown”) –

    Life of Brian, one of the funniest uses of the F-word in film, period. –

    That’s all for now…