History Film / ThankYouForSmoking

21st Feb '17 4:52:05 AM MagBas
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* PunchClockVillain: If you consider Nick to be a VillainProtagonist, he will be likely one of these.



* VillainProtagonist: Depending on your perspective on smoking. Nick Naylor is played straight as a classic protagonist in a Hero's Journey, despite being what many would consider a villain in the cigarette wars.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Despite working as a lobbyist for the cigarette industry, Nick's personal charm and charisma make him very popular among the general public.
6th Feb '17 2:10:18 PM creader
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* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Arguing for an industry that is seen as a killer doesn't make you very popular. [[ReconstructedTrope Nick more or less accepts this]] and it makes his job more rewarding when he succeeds.



* AntiVillain[=/=]AntiHero: Nick is a ruthless lobbyist for a product that poisons people... but he's such a cool, charming guy, you almost forget that.

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* AntiVillain[=/=]AntiHero: AntiVillain: Nick is a ruthless lobbyist for a product that poisons people... but he's such a cool, charming guy, you almost forget that.



* KarmicDeath[=/=]DeathByIrony: Inverted [[spoiler:when some anti-tobacco activists kidnap Nick and try to overdose him on Nicotine Patches, it's his lifetime of smoking that gave him the resistance to fight it. It does become a CoolAndUnusualPunishment though, as he can never smoke again on pain of death.]]

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* KarmicDeath[=/=]DeathByIrony: KarmicDeath: Inverted [[spoiler:when some anti-tobacco activists kidnap Nick and try to overdose him on Nicotine Patches, it's his lifetime of smoking that gave him the resistance to fight it. It does become a CoolAndUnusualPunishment though, as he can never smoke again on pain of death.]]



* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: BR

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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: BRBR.



* PunchClockVillain: If you consider Nick to be a VillainProtagonist, he will be likely one of these.



* VillainProtagonist: Depending on your perspective on smoking. Nick Naylor is played straight as a classic protagonist in a Hero's Journey, despite being what many would consider a villain in the cigarette wars.



* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Arguing for an industry that is seen as a killer doesn't make you very popular. [[ReconstructedTrope Nick more or less accepts this]] and it makes his job more rewarding when he succeeds.
28th Jan '17 4:22:47 PM eroock
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* LastSupperSteal: In the OpeningMonologue, we see a shot of "sharks" placed around a table reminiscent of the last supper scene.
3rd Aug '16 8:51:00 AM ironballs16
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'''Nick''': ''(Pointing to the passers-by)'' Yeah, but I'm not after you. I'm after ''them''.\\

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'''Nick''': ''(Pointing to the passers-by)'' Yeah, but I'm not after you. I'm after ''them''.\\
3rd Aug '16 8:50:43 AM ironballs16
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---'''Joey''': ...But you didn't prove that vanilla was the best...\\

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---'''Joey''': ...--->'''Joey''': ...But you didn't prove that vanilla was the best...\\
3rd Aug '16 8:50:34 AM ironballs16
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--->'''Nick''': It's that I'm not after you. I'm after them.

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--->'''Nick''': It's ---'''Joey''': ...But you didn't prove that vanilla was the best...\\
'''Nick''': I didn't have to. I proved that you're wrong, and if you're wrong, I'm right.\\
'''Joey''': But you still didn't convince me.\\
'''Nick''': ''(Pointing to the passers-by)'' Yeah, but
I'm not after you. I'm after them.''them''.\\
24th May '16 1:21:52 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondesAreEvil: Depending on one's perspective, this is played straight and inverted. [[VillainProtagonist Nick]] is a blond, while [[spoiler:Heather the journalist]] manipulates him to further her agenda--she's a brunette.
29th Feb '16 3:08:47 AM gravious
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* EverybodySmokes: Strangely, this is mostly averted in the film. The only character ever to be seen smoking is The Captain.



* EveryoneSmokes: Strangely, this is mostly averted in the film. The only character ever to be seen smoking is The Captain.
29th Feb '16 3:07:30 AM gravious
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* EveryoneSmokes: Strangely, this is mostly averted in the film. The only character ever to be seen smoking is The Captain.
2nd Feb '16 12:00:01 PM RevDave
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''Thank You for Smoking'' is a 1994 novel written by Christopher Buckley and 2005 [[BlackComedy dark comedy]] film directed by Jason Reitman and starring Aaron Eckhart and Creator/WilliamHMacy.

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''Thank You for Smoking'' is a 1994 novel written by Christopher Buckley and 2005 [[BlackComedy dark comedy]] film directed by Jason Reitman Creator/JasonReitman and starring Aaron Eckhart and Creator/WilliamHMacy.
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