doczoidberg: I would totally check out a Sally Field nude scene.
Boba Chet: Except nude scenes in today's movies are mostly man-ass.
Kome: That is what I'm most upset at. They are both attractive people, and the writers could easily have adapted the dialogue to include "four score" in a love scene to make it historically sexy.
7480325115184371z: Why is it that American culture is just fine with graphic, gory depictions of violence in everything from films to network television, but an errant tit or "cocksucking motherf*cker" causes Americans to collectively lose their shiat?
Son of Thunder: RTFA. This is about historical accuracy. According to the historians quoted, Lincoln didn't use that kind of language, and chewed out high-ranking soldiers who cursed in his presence.The American public is also just fine with time-travelling cyborgs. That doesn't mean an allegedly-historical film about Lincoln should have them.
colinspooky: And Sally Field is lovely
Robert1966: How dare they force Abraham Lincoln to tell that vulgar Revolutionary War joke!
T.M.S.: McPherson says he e-mailed his objections to Kushner after reading an early draft. "But I see that that language made it in the movie anyhow."Well Jim, that's because Tony Kushner is smarter than you. But don't feel bad. Tony Kushner is smarter than everybody.
Robert1966: How dare they force Abraham Lincoln to tell that vulgar Revolutionary War joke! It sullies his legacy to have him say what several people, on different occasions, reported him to have said!
LegacyDL: Given the fact that around that time Senators were getting caned it would not be such a stretch to believe that people were cursing all the time.
colinspooky: Bolox. And Sally Field is lovely
CarnySaur: They probably thought better of it after all the viewers that were traumatized by the sex scene in John Adams.
Swoop1809: shiat, piss, fark, coont, cocksucker, motherfarker, and tits.
eiger: T.M.S.: McPherson says he e-mailed his objections to Kushner after reading an early draft. "But I see that that language made it in the movie anyhow."Well Jim, that's because Tony Kushner is smarter than you. But don't feel bad. Tony Kushner is smarter than everybody.I take it you don't know who McPherson is, so I'll let that pass, this time./Doesn't mean McPherson is right, but I suspect he very well might be. Knowing how people actually spoke in the past is kind of tough b/c people rarely bothered to record it.
Wheyfaring Stranger: Swoop1809: shiat, piss, fark, coont, cocksucker, motherfarker, and tits.The seven words that can't be sent by telegraph?
devildog123: ...That's probably what happened here.
The Third Man: People in the mid 19th century, up to and including the President, swore all the g--d--- time. And if you go back a little further, George Washington was famous for cursing almost nonstop. It was only in the 1880's that the bluenoses started biatching about it.
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