It’s no secret that Quentin Tarantino‘s Pulp Fiction is one profane work of art, but have you ever wondered exactly how profane? YouTube user TheCussingChannel has, and they’ve put together a supercut of every curse word in the film — and nothing else. You’ll find no lingering over elegant lines of dialogue or gorgeous camerawork here, but you will hear just about every bad word you can think of. It may not be quite as poetic as the 100 Greatest Movie Threats of All Time or the 100 Greatest Movie Insults of All Time, but the video’s oddly mesmerizing all the same. Watch the (obviously) NSFW video after the jump.
The entirety of Pulp Fiction clocks in at 154 minutes; this all-cursing video comes in at three minutes and twenty seconds. This means 2% of the whole film — not just the dialogue, but the actual movie — is comprised purely of cursing. In fact, the characters in Pulp Fiction curse so regularly that you actually wind up watching what feels like most of the movie’s scenes in this video.
According to Wikipedia’s list of films that most frequently use the word “fuck” (yes, that’s an actual thing), Pulp Fiction contains 265 instances of the word, putting it at #23. Reservoir Dogs, with a mere four additional usages, rests just above it at #22. (Among the films that rank higher than either of those are Summer of Sam, Casino, Menace II Society, Goodfellas, and I’m Still Here.) TheCussingChannel puts the total number of curse words in Pulp Fiction at 429, which means the “F-word” alone comprises 62% of the curses in the film. Which actually strikes me as surprisingly low — I would’ve guessed the percentage to be closer to 80, just based on this video.
TheCussingChannel also has this video of all the curse words from Glengarry Glen Ross, which if you were wondering has a relatively tame 138 instances of the word “fuck.” Check it out: