Jtube: 92Y Talks: Gene Wilder

Does the increase in violence and lewd language in movies impact our society? How?

Does the increase in violence and lewd language in movies impact our society? How?

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Comments (12)

(10) shirlee rosenthal, May 30, 2014 2:44 AM

I agree with Gene Wilder there is too much swearing and violence in movies today. and ticket prices are outrageous it is not worth it. If you want violence watch the news. I miss the old Hollywood way of making movies. Bring back the good old days. Shirlee

Anonymous, June 12, 2014 1:29 AM

Totally agree

Gene is 100% correct. Finally someone told it like it is! All you here is F THIS and F THAT.

(9) Metropolitan Ephraem, October 21, 2013 12:58 PM

with people of integrity like Gene,...there is still hope

Gene's moral stand, deserves a standing ovation. A X I O S

(8) charline rubinstein, August 8, 2013 10:10 PM

I agree with Gene Wilder,I screen movies very carefully not only for bad language and curses ,but also for sex content ,violence.
I need a movie that has a good human message,hope courage,frankly I do not have time for Hollywood garbage and mega bucks films.I ca\n choose where to spend my money and when I travel by air I pick and choose

(7) Anonymous, August 8, 2013 9:33 PM

Today movies are bad example for all

I barely go to the movies nowadays. The swearing, the violence,the aggression are the good examples producers are giving to the youngsters and children all over the world.

Esther, August 12, 2013 12:51 AM

Movies today are just filthier than the past. They were funny entertaining and well done.

Mr. Wilder is absolutely correct. If he is overwhelmed by the language content, you better believe they are filthy, violent, have perverted language. And, guess what send the wrong role modeling language to us, as Jews, and our children. They''re only getting worse and worse.

(6) Ann Canada, August 8, 2013 4:12 PM

Good for you, Mr. Wilder. You are right.

(5) Hinda, August 7, 2013 5:06 PM

Blazing Saddles - A lot of Cursing

Funny how some do change. His movies with Mel Brooks - included cursing and lewd behavior. However, not on the grand scale it is now. I barely go to the movies and find myself drifting to the film noir of the 20s-50s. Also to the silent era. Plus it is very hard to watch non-talent being pushed upon us as talented actors/actresses.

(4) Tracey, August 7, 2013 3:21 PM

Why the "bad" movies

I was listening to NPR a few weeks ago and a producer was explaining why it is so hard to make "good" films nowadays. Due to the advent of streaming video, the DVD aftermarket has shrunk tremendously in the US. The money this aftermarket used to generate enabled filmmakers to make good, smaller, non-blockbuster films. Now, in order to make up the slack, they make these huge bombastic films that sell like crazy in the foreign markets, where they don't have the money or technology to make, say, a Transformers or Pacific Rim. And you just can blame the filmmakers. If we didn't go see these types of movies in droves, they wouldn't keep making them. (I miss Gene!)

(3) Frank Peter Carpi, August 7, 2013 3:11 PM

Stop Misusing the name of God

I can't stand the way God is being blasphemed even on public TV networks. I would rather hear the f word or the b words than GD any day of the week.

(2) Anonymous, August 6, 2013 2:02 AM

How sad for us...

It is such a sad reality that our "progressive" society has fallen to a place where people of truly great talent to give the gift of comedy and laughter are dissuaded from sharing it because of the profanity and violence that pervades the entertains industry... Gene Wilder, may you again be on the big screen to bring smiles to us!!!.

(1) Anonymous, August 5, 2013 7:00 PM

Too much swearing in the movies and everywhere)

A couple of decades ago, it was bothering me that so many kids in the park where my little ones were in the sandbox could overhear were using the F word all the very casually. I asked them to stop and they did. Only a couple of a weeks ago I overheard a couple of 20 somethings conversing with the F word in every sentence, oblivious to me sitting beside them. It was disturbing to me and I told them that they should save that word for serious emphasis on an idea; not for the whole world to hear. They both apologized with sincerity and I hope I've gotten the message to at least two. (I've been watching Just For Laughs for years - no swearing, but a lot of laughing!)


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