Swearalong With Tony
Apparently, if you go to the Ford Ampitheatre next Friday, the 20th, you can be part of a “Scarface Swearalong”: you get to watch Brian dePalma’s classic “Scarface,” and try to keep up with Tony Montana as he makes his way through a couple hours of Oliver Stone’s curse-heavy dialogue.
I’m told that this movie has a rabid fan base, and they’re ready to take on Pacino, word for word, swearing away the night, under the stars, maybe even bringing picnics. Probably not great for a family outing, but it’s nice to know that there’s an alternative out there for those who are seeking something a little edgier than the Pacific Park ferris wheel.
What a concept! The anecdote to sing-a-long “Sound of Music”.
Yes, “Scarface” has developed a tremendous reputation, primarily among the hip-hoppers and “Gangster rapper” elements of today. Just for fun, my father and I watched the film one night and counted the permutations of this incredibly flexible word which over the course of the film’s 3 hours or so, is used as a noun, verb, adjective, interrogative…you name it! The tally was 176.
Somewhere, Joe Pesci is furiously rewriting the dialogue to his next movie in order to compete…
i read this when it appeared and seriously considered attending. Having participated in the “Sound of Music” sing-a-long and enjoyed it immensely, I imagined this to be equally good fun, but my profanity-laced vocabulary doesn’t need encouragement!
I’d love to hear from someone who actually went to this..