Everybody knows that it was called the Chester or Grover Bear before it was the Teddy Bear!You just gotta love Hollywood!T he F word-I'm in my 50's and well remember when it still possessed shock power even going into the 70's and polite folks didn't let it slip out in public.M F is quite recent comparatively and seems to have been far more ethnically specific to begin with from what research I've done.I realize that film scripts are filtered through a modern sensibility for modern sensibilities but we also have to address logic too.I wish filmmakers would use more'If it doesn't fit don't wear it"thinking when addressing reasonable historic context-- then we could avoid some of the silly inappropriateness of Deadwood,The Quick and the Dead and quite a few others that come to mind.I'm just waiting for someone to say 'Hey M F, I'm gonna bust a cap on you!"
I'm no expert, but I've read that MF dates back to African Americans in World War II, but who knows?
The funniest thing about your "Hey MF, I'm gonna bust a cap on you" line is that "bust a cap" is actually totally appropriate for the period (Hardin uses a variation on it in his autobiography), but audiences would scoff at its usage in a Western (it's in the book TRUE GRIT and the original film, but was deleted for the most recent version).
Tarantino isn't in bad company on the teddy bear gaff though. Stanley Kubrick's script for NAPOLEON has a young Napoleon clutching a teddy bear in the opening scene, and supposedly Kubrick was an expert on Napoleon and the period he lived in. Whoops!
Did Baby Napoleon's Teddy Bear have it's right paw tucked into it's vest?Inquiring minds want to know!Take care compadre--Anthony
I've never seen Django Unchained,so what year is it supposed to be?I seem to remember that Nobel invented the stuff in the late 1860's
One EYED Jacks sort of drives me crazy--I love Karl Malden in just about everything he did but can only take Brando in very small servings- a sloppy,self indulgent,narcissistic and highly overrated actor in my own opinion,but then as a working actor I had very,very little patience with the method crowd!